A few questions...
kde-dev at emailgoeshere.com
Mon Jul 10 20:55:15 CEST 2006
I'm an Amarok developer and have a few questions. I've done a
preliminary search of the archives but didn't find much of use, so
forgive me if any of these questions have been answered.
1) I have heard much about a bug with FLAC files that causes the
entire file to be rewritten with every metadata change. Is this still
valid/what release was it fixed in/when will it be fixed? This bug is
keeping us from using ATF
FLAC files. If it will be fixed in TagLib 1.5, which I've heard is
coming, is there a tentative release date for 1.5?
2) When we write a UID to a MP3 file in the UFID frame, we tell TagLib
to go ahead and create the ID3v2.4 tag if it doesn't exist. It
correctly copies over existing values from ID3v1, however, it removes
the ID3v1 tag. This causes some issues with (crappy) hardware players
that only support ID3v1 or don't support ID3v2.4, but as we try to
keep our users happy, this is quite an issue for us. One way we may
solve it is to write an ID3v1 tag back to the file upon transfer to a
media device, however:
a) Will writing an ID3v1 tag remove the ID3v2.4 tag, like it does the
other way around?
b) If we do this, is there a way to have it automatically copy over
values from the ID3v2.4 tag, like it does when you create the ID3v2.4
tag (realizing that truncation, etc., may take place)?
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