id3v2 genre tagging with numbers

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Wed Oct 11 20:47:30 CEST 2006

Scott Paul Robertson wrote:
> So is there a reason not to just tag with the actual string rather than
> the id3v1.1 genre number? Currently I'm manually resetting TCON with
> id3v2, and it doesn't feel so clean.

I'll probably change it, though admittedly grudgingly.  The main reason 
it's done using the ID3v1 number is "everybody else does it that way", 
incidentally including iTunes.  It just happens that they write the 
field in the ID3v2.3 style (i.e. "(5)" instead of "5") even in ID3v2.4 tags.


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