id3v2 genre tagging with numbers

Scott Paul Robertson spr at
Wed Oct 11 23:35:19 CEST 2006

On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 08:47:30PM +0200, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> 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.

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for letting me know. And thanks for the
great library.


Scott Paul Robertson
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