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Feature #436

read support for Lyrics3v2 tag

Added by Frank de Jong about 5 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Minor
Assignee:
-
Category:
libaudtag
Target version:
-
Start date:
April 20, 2014
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Description

Please add read support for the Lyrics3v2 tag to Audacious.

The ID3v1 specification only allows 30 characters for title, artist, album and comment fields.
The Lyrics3v2 tag was commonly used to allow one to go beyond this 30 character limit, all the way up to 250 characters.

Suggestion: read the Lyrics3v2 tag when only a ID3v1 tag exists, as ID3v2 does not have this 30 character limit. Should not be to hard to add (perhaps in id3v1.c?).

Although the Lyrics3v2 tag is almost unused these days, a lot of people (like me) might have thousands of ID3v1 only mp3 files that contain the Lyrics3v2 tag. Re-tagging to ID3v2 would be very time consuming.

For the sake of backwards compatibility, please add (read) support for the Lyrics3v2 tag! :-)

References:
ID3v1 - ID3.org: http://id3.org/ID3v1
Lyrics3v2 - ID3.org: http://id3.org/Lyrics3v2

01. silence-A - silence-A.mp3 (8.28 KB) 01. silence-A - silence-A.mp3 no Lyrics3v2 tag exists, because all IDv1 fields length below limit, and no Lyrics Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09
02. silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ - silence-A.mp3 (8.35 KB) 02. silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ - silence-A.mp3 Lyrics3v2 tag exists, as the IDv1 "artist" field is too long Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09
03. silence-A - silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.mp3 (8.35 KB) 03. silence-A - silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.mp3 Lyrics3v2 tag exists, as the IDv1 "title" field is too long Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09
04. silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ - silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.mp3 (8.39 KB) 04. silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ - silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.mp3 Lyrics3v2 tag exists, as IDv1 "artist" and "title" fields are too long Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09
05. silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ - silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.mp3 (17.6 KB) 05. silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ - silence-ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.mp3 Lyrics3v2 tag exists, as IDv1 "artist" and "title" fields are too long. Also includes lyrics data (Lorus ipsum + Lyrics Author: Frank) Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09
06. silence-B - silence-B.mp3 (8.41 KB) 06. silence-B - silence-B.mp3 Lyrics3v2 tag exists, because IDv1 "album" field is too long Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09
07. silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA - silence-B.mp3 (8.45 KB) 07. silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA - silence-B.mp3 Lyrics3v2 tag exists, because IDv1 "artist" and "album" fields are too long Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09
08. silence-B - silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA.mp3 (8.45 KB) 08. silence-B - silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA.mp3 Lyrics3v2 tag exists, because IDv1 "title" and "album" fields are too long Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09
09. silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA - silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA.mp3 (8.49 KB) 09. silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA - silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA.mp3 Lyrics3v2 tag exists, because IDv1 "artist, "title" and "album" fields are too long Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09
10. silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA - silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA.mp3 (17.7 KB) 10. silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA - silence-BCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZA.mp3 Lyrics3v2 tag exists, because IDv1 "artist, "title" and "album" fields are too long. Also includes lyrics data (Lorus ipsum + Lyrics Author: Frank) Frank de Jong, September 26, 2014 15:09

History

#1 Updated by William Pitcock over 4 years ago

I was looking at this and the spec is confusing. Also, can you include a copy of a file with a Lyrics3v2 file?

Thanks.

#3 Updated by John Lindgren about 4 years ago

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