m4a tagging support?
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:
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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