Tag writing inefficient?

Elias Probst mail at eliasprobst.eu
Sun Sep 6 11:23:49 CEST 2009

On Sunday 06 September 2009 11:14:48 Lukáš Lalinský wrote:
> > As I don't have the slightest clue about the technical details when it
> > comes to writing tags to files, I actually might be wrong, but maybe some
> > of the devs or people with a little more knowledge of this topic could
> > discuss, what to do here.
> There is a padding block in FLAC files, that can be used for this
> purpose. TagLib 1.5 and older doesn't know how to use this, and has to
> resize the file every time. TagLib 1.6 (still to be released, there is
> RC out) will use the padding block if it's there and is large enough
> to hold the tags, so in most cases it will not need to resize the
> file.

Thanks a lot for this information - this is great news.
So I'm looking forward to the soon-to-be-released taglib 1.6.

Is 1.6 API compatible with 1.5? So will applications already using 1.5 still 
work with 1.6? Or will I have to wait for updated applications?

Regards, Elias P.
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