Help: I need a proper method to detect 99% of all mp3 files

Matthias Welwarsky mwelwarsky at
Wed Jul 14 17:20:45 BST 2004

On Wednesday 14 July 2004 18:09, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> ID3v2 is designed to be automatically skipped by MP3 decoders, so it is
> perfectably safe to to feed to the decoder.

I don't believe you. take a ID3v2 tag that contains a picture. No way to make 
sure that a mp3 frame marker will not appear in the picture, or in any other 
binary data.

> > And, if you have an ID3v2 tag, there's not much sense in decoding the mp3
> > bitstream to find out whether it is an mp3 or not :)
> There are other formats that use ID3v2 tags, and even more that stupid
> applications tags with them anyway.


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