Genre becomes a Numeric value

Michael Smith msmith at
Tue Sep 15 22:00:40 CEST 2009

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Michael Smith <msmith at> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Manfred Schwind <lists at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recently tested taglib. Great piece of software! But I discovered
>> something strange: I have an MP3 file whose Genre shows up e.g. as
>> "Rock". But after rewriting the Tag with taglib, it becomes e.g. "17".
>> Is this a known bug?
> That's normal - the ID3 format allows you to do that.
> It should still display in application as the correct thing - "Rock"
> in this case.
> Unfortunately, iTunes implements this incorrectly (I reported the bug
> to apple some months ago, but haven't heard back). I'm attaching a
> patch I wrote to work around this.
> I can't remember if this patch went to upstream taglib bugzilla or not
> - I can't find it there, so I guess not, oops.

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