Created a Python module for ID3 MP3 tag manipulation
meowing at banet.net
Mon Jun 14 04:41:02 CEST 1999
Timothy R Evans <tre17 at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz> writes:
> === from the `id3' manpage
> The ID3 format has some shortcomings. There is a 1 in
> 16777216 chance of your mp3 having a certain bit-pattern,
> causing id3 to write over the last 128 bytes of your mp3
> upon tag creation.
> This is more of a problem with the id3 `standard' than with anything
> else. There is a small chnace that your mp3 file will contain the
> data "TAG" at just the wrong place.
The fix for this is to treat your data as an MPEG stream, not a simple
file. If the marker appears inside the bounds of a frame, then it's
not a tag. This does imply walking through the whole file to parse
headers, but that's a much faster operation than one might think.
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