Thomas tosate at
Fri Aug 27 13:32:43 CEST 2010

Hi there,
I finally succeeded in generating ID3v2.3.0 tags. Unfortunately, the patch
from Jonathan Potter didn’t help. It produces tags that are labelled as
ID3v2.3.0, but the Meta data of the resulting MP3 files was not displayed in
Windows Explorer or the Windows Media Player under my Windows 7
installation. In addition the MP3 files were rejected by iTunes.

I have now switched to ID3Lib ( Using this
library was quite complicated as well. The last version was released in
March 2003 and there is not much documentation.
However I learned from the source code of EasyTag ( how to use ID3Lib and how to avoid problems
caused by the bugs of the library.
My application is now able to tag MP3 files with ID3v2.3.0 tags. These tags
are recognized by Windows Explorer, WMP and iTunes.

I am still asking for full ID3v2.3.0 support in TagLib, because this would
make things much easier.


On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 3:22 PM, Thomas <tosate at> wrote:

> ID3v2.4.0 is already 10 years old but it’s still cutting edge, since most
> of the current software uses ID3v2.3.0. In my opinion, a tagging library
> should support generating ID3v2.3.0 tags. It ensures interoperability and
> far-ranging application areas.
> I appreciate Scott Wheeler’s work, but I cannot understand why he is only
> concentrated on generating ID3v2.4.0 tags.
> Cheers
> Thomas
>  On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Anthony Liu <quadamage at> wrote:
>> Though ID3V2.3 is obsolete and ID3V2.4 has been live since 2000. Many many
>> utilities and portable devices still do not
>> read ID3V2.4 at all, even the Windows Explorer and WMP12 on Window 7 can
>> not do this. In my opinion, the feature of writing ID3V2.3 is essential for
>> an audio tag library.
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