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#1 2007-03-04 07:31:26

mccaffjt
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Urgently needed new feature?

What major new feature should I be adding NEXT?

I think it is either CD-Burning or OGG support...but I'd like your opinion!

Thanks!

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#2 2007-03-04 07:38:58

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Re: Urgently needed new feature?

ogg support

Thanks!

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#3 2007-03-04 09:30:08

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Re: Urgently needed new feature?

Sounds good -- I'm working on it now.

I hope to get OGG & WMA both implemented in the next release.

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#4 2007-03-05 04:57:31

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Re: Urgently needed new feature?

I'm working on OGG, and have a few questions:

1) Do the OGG files normally have both OGG tags & ID3v2 tags?  I assume you'll want both?  Or should I only be using OGG tagging for OGG files?

2) Do you have any example OGG files that include tags so that I can test out scanning?

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#5 2007-03-07 17:11:12

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Re: Urgently needed new feature?

I found this information at the ID3.org site -- it looks like OGG simply doesn't allow ID3v2 tags.  However, I know that I saw one reference to using ID3v2 tags in OGG.  Given the info below, I'll only support OGG tags in OGG files.

http://www.id3.org/Introduction
ID3 tags were designed with the MP3 file format in mind. ID3v2 tags will break formats which are container-based such as Ogg Vorbis and WMA. Here is some information on specific formats:

ID3 tags work in MP3 and MP3pro files
WAV has no tags This isn't correct...MP3-Boss reads about a dozen fields, and embedded pictures, from WAV files
WMA has its own tagging format, which is specified in the wma spec, available in the MSDN (which unfortunately, basically does not allow Open Source implementations)
Ogg Vorbis uses "Xiph Comments" (same as later versions of FLAC and Speex), which are embedded into the Ogg container. You can find information on these in the comment and container specs on www.xiph.org
AAC uses yet another tagging format, which does not at present have a published spec as of 3/1/2006.

The next revision of MP3-Boss should be able to read about 30 fields in OGG and WMA

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#6 2007-03-08 01:54:53

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Re: Urgently needed new feature?

wow

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#7 2007-03-08 04:39:29

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Re: Urgently needed new feature?

I haven't seen a lot of OGG files...so samples (with embedded tags) would be appreciated.

Anybody else heard of OGG with ID3v2 tags, or was it just a rumor?

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#8 2007-03-13 04:49:49

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Re: Urgently needed new feature?

Right now, it looks like the next release (v0.617) will support reading all of the following formats:

Already supported:
MP3-Files (MP1, MP2, MP3)
MP4/M4A Files
Windows Wavefiles (WAV)

New in this release:
OggVorbis Audiofiles (OGG)
Monkey's Audiofiles (APE)
FLAC Audiofiles (FLA/FLAC)
WMA Files
Musepack Audiofiles / MPEGPLUS (MPP, MPC)
AAC Files
Shorten (SHN)
AIF Files

Tags (already supported):
ID3 Tags Version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4
Lyrics Tags Version 1.00 and 2.00
WAV Tags

Tags (new in this release):
APE Tags Version 1.0 and 2.0
OggVorbis Tags
FLAC-Comments
WMA Tag
MP4/M4A Comments

Some of the file formats aren't that common -- it would be great if you could send me a few of the unusual formats for me to test before release.

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