amarok & flac

Greg Meyer greg at
Fri Nov 10 21:21:54 UTC 2006

On Friday 10 November 2006 10:40 am, Art Alexion wrote:
> > It seems from my experience talking to people on #amarok that the xine
> > can't play flac files that are tagged with id3 tags.  If the tags are
> > stripped, the files play fine.
> >
> > Apparently some Windows encoders use id3 tags instead of vorbis comments
> > when tagging files.
> Well, yes and no.  At least I am getting closer.
> Yes, it seems xine can't play flacs with tags, but plays flacs without
> tags.   No.  Vorbis tags don't play any better.  I write my tags using
> easytag, and this stops them from playing.
> Is there another engine compatible with kubuntu dapper that doesn't have
> this problem?

easytag may fill in the vorbis comments *and* write an id3 tag, I am not sure.  
It seems lots of taggers do this.  It's the presence of the id3 tag that 
seems to trip up xine, not wether the vorbis comments are filled in.  I will 
test this a bit this weekend.

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