PyModule for ID3 v2.2+

Torsten Marek shlomme at
Sun Jun 1 19:24:31 CEST 2003

Alexander Winston schrieb:
> On Sun, 2003-06-01 at 10:10, Jack Diederich wrote:
>>Most people still use id3v1 which just used fixed length fields.
> By the way, if you all are looking to implement a standard that does not
> have the same fixed length field limitations and does not suck, check
> out APEv2.  They are quite similar to Vorbis comments, which are
> _definitely_ a tagging/commenting format that doesn't suck.  But of
> course, you can't have Vorbis comments in your MP3, so APEv2 is
> definitely your best bet.
Vorbis tags are easy to read (not at least to good support in 
libvorbisfile), but it is (to my knowledge) more difficult to write them 
because every time you change the comment, you have to re-write the file 
(at least vorbiscomment from the official does this), which 
does not happen with ID3v2 tags and additional padding in the header.
The flac developers prevented this with putting a vorbis comment into 
the metadata, which can have some padding. I do not know APEv2 by now 
(but I will soon, after your hint, thanks), but do programs support it?

Just another information: vorbis comments contain UTF-8 text, but Winamp 
3.0 seems to screw it up, at least in the version my girlfriend has 



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