Question about taglib abilities

Scott Wheeler scott at
Sun Jul 15 20:14:59 UTC 2012

On Jul 15, 2012, at 4:56 PM, Christian Convey wrote:

> Thanks.  But this is actually a podcast run by someone else:

> (For example, "Your mp3 tagging software is claiming that the text is
> encoded using UTF-8, but it's actually UTF-16.")

It's usually a lot more work to try to solve these things with a library than to just learn a little about the file format and then open up the file in a hex editor.  In this case, these are ID3v2.3 tags using UTF-16.  UTF-16 in ID3v2.3 requires a Byte Order Mark before the beginning of the text data, which these tags don't contain.


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