behaviour of bytevector

Lukáš Lalinský lalinsky at
Fri Apr 23 09:08:26 CEST 2010

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Matthieu Riolo
<matthieu.riolo at> wrote:
> Thanks for your fast answer! But I still have a question concerning
> the same topic. I didn't test it but if I'm right non-Ogg flac files
> won't work with the metadata_block_picture? In the FLAC spec it isn't
> describes that the data must be encrypted by base64. And we can only
> get a list of strings by accessing the XiphComment. The containing
> strings were initialized the same way I did (which creates a wrong
> length).
> So neither writing nor reading this block from a non-Ogg flac is
> impossible? Because we can be sure that there is somewhere a zero
> byte. Or do I miss something again? *smile*

The METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE block in FLAC is an actual FLAC block, not
a Vorbis Comment. So yes, it can contain any binary data.
Unfortunately, this is not yet supported by TagLib. It's planned for
version 1.7.


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