setting and reading multiple genres

Andrew Lake jamboarder at
Mon Nov 8 18:12:20 CET 2010

On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 9:24 PM, Andrew Lake wrote:
> I am working on trying to set multiple id3v2 genres and I need a
> little help to get me on the right track.  Below is the code snippet
> I'm using (genreList is QStringList containing the genres i'd like to
> set):
>                    if (!genreList.isEmpty()) {
>                        TagLib::String
> genre(, TagLib::String::UTF8);
>                        for (int i = 1; i < genreList.count(); i++) {
>                            genre.append('\0');
>                            genre.append(;
>                        }
>                        file.tag()->setGenre(genre);
>                    }
>          ;
> The above snippet only saves the first genre in genreList.  Could
> anyone point me to the correct way to save multiple genres?
> Additionally, will this kind of method work for multiple artists?
> Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Never mind, I found out how to do it correctly.

I'm sure everyone else probably knows but in case anyone else had
trouble figuring it out like I did, it turned out to be relatively
TextIdentificationFrame::setText() takes a TagLib::StringList as an
argument which will set the field values.  All that's needed is to
convert QStringList to a TagLib::StringList, get the
TextIdentificationFrame for genre ("TCON") and call setText with the
new TagLib::StringList.  Reading it back is just the

Thanks again for all your hard work on taglib.

Andrew Lake

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