Does XiphComment::pictureList() not work for flac files?

Sander Jansen s.jansen at
Wed Jun 15 11:08:06 UTC 2016

That's how FLAC files are structured (see
Flac keeps its picture data in separate sections (stored
more optimal than in a xiphcomment). It's a bit funny how both ogg vorbis
and flac developed, with flac copying the xiphcomment style text data from
ogg and ogg later, informally storing flac picture data inside the
xiphcomment section.

On Jun 15, 2016 01:08, "Martin Brodbeck" <martin at> wrote:

> For some reason the new XiphComment::pictureList() (taglib 1.11) for flac
> files
> returns an empty list and I have to use FLAC::File::pictureList(). Whereas
> with ogg vorbis or opus files XiphComment::pictureList() works as
> expected. I'm
> not sure if this behaviour is intended?
> (I noticed that hexdump shows no METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE in my flac files
> but
> they do have xiph comments).
> Regards
> Martin
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