id3v2 version downgrade

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Sat Jan 8 02:19:56 CET 2005

On Friday 07 January 2005 3:47, gary+taglib at wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know of an easy way, using taglib or otherwise, to downgrade
> a file's id3v2 tag from version 2.4 to 2.3? Looking at the taglib API,
> the only way I can figure out to do it is to read the tag in frame by
> frame, decode each frame, create a new frame with the same contents but
> the intended id3v2 version, and use these new frames to create a new tag
> to replace the old one. There's got to be an easier way though!

Nope -- TagLib doesn't support writing to ID3v2.3.  It seems rather silly to, 
actually since the ID3v2.4 standard came out several years before TagLib 


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