Tag writing inefficient?

Elias Probst mail at eliasprobst.eu
Sun Sep 6 11:30:20 CEST 2009

On Sunday 06 September 2009 11:14:48 Lukáš Lalinský wrote:
> 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.

Another question just came to my mind:
If a file doesn't have padding block yet, will taglib add one, when it has to 
rewrite the whole file anyways?
So future tagging operations will just have to rewrite the padding block?

Regards, Elias P.
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