m4a tagging support?

Brian Nickel brian.nickel at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 18:15:56 CEST 2006


There is a read-only patch at

I've made a readable/writable Mpeg4.File class based on it in my C#
library TagLib#, which shouldn't be too hard to backport to TagLib
(except for the fact there are 25 classes). You can get it here:

- Brian

On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 16:43 +0100, Michael wrote:

> First of all, I'd like to thank all who contributed to taglib, I think 
> it's a great lib!
> Now, is there any news regarding m4a tag support in taglib? I haven't 
> heard about it for months and suppose it is not going to be in the 
> upcoming 1.5 release, sadly. Is the patch to introduce it still 
> read-only at present?
> Adding m4a tagging support would make the great taglib even greater. I 
> know quite a few developers would like to be able to use the clean 
> approach of taglib for m4a as well. Especially since it reliefs them 
> from having to use clunky external libs just for a single format and 
> would be great for making taglib the 'One-stop Tagging Solution' (tm). 
> ;-) It seems even the guys over at Songbird are discussing switching to 
> taglib http://bugzilla.songbirdnest.com/show_bug.cgi?id=800 .
> I can imagine the cold feet due to some earlier standard-disputes but 
> most appear to have been settled by now. Especially now the rather nasty 
> moov/mdat atoms row is over and agreement seems to be to place the moov 
> atom before the mdat atom (This prevents big compatibility issues with 
> existing players and devices who need this order). Standards issues 
> aren't so big as they once were.
> Any reflections on this? Need any help from the community? Need testers? 
> :-)
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