WMA tag support for TagLib

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Wed Mar 9 09:05:00 CET 2005

Hi Umesh

On Wednesday 09 March 2005 01:19, Umesh Shankar wrote:
> I've hacked up a patch for TagLib that allows it to read WMA tags,
> borrowing some code from mplayer (that code is LGPL'ed, as is TagLib).
> I've tested the modified TagLib with amarok and it seems to work well.
> Writing the tags is not yet supported.
> Since Scott Wheeler is unlikely to add this patch into the mainline (his
> aversion to WMA seems well-documented), I've made them available from
> here: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~ushankar/taglib-wma/index.html
I get permission denied.

> There is a diff you can apply to the original TagLib sources (make sure
> you have a recent version; I used CVS) and a wma/ subdirectory to be
> added to TagLib. I also have instead an RPM I built for Fedora Core 2,
> but I cannot guarantee it will work for you.
Rather than distribute it as a patch, consider compiling it as a separate 
library that only links to TagLib, such as libtag_wma. I am considering 
something similar to handle mp4 easily.


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