View Full Version : ID3 v.1 Bug
5th February 2002, 04:46
Winamp allows you to enter in two more characters in the comment field of ID3 v.1 or 1.1 tags than it actually saves.
5th February 2002, 16:56
No bug, a standard. If you enter a track number for ID3v1.1 it uses the last two bits of the comment field. So it goes from 30 characters to 28 characters.
5th February 2002, 18:25
There's loads of information about the id3 standard on http://www.id3.org, including a short history.
5th February 2002, 21:47
I use ID3v1.0 for my ID3v1 tags. No point in using tracknumbers in ID3v1, especially if you add them in the ID3v2 tag, if you add one...
5th February 2002, 23:49
Yeah, that's a bug. If you use the track# tag, winamp should only permit you to enter in 28 characters in the comment field. It should run a diagnostic to see if the track # tag is present, then adjust the maximum string width accordingly, otherwise its giving the impression that your saving more information than you are.
5th February 2002, 23:53
Well, what if you already implemented a comment and then enter a track? it would have to go back and then remove the characters form the text box. Even not it is still dynamically setting the box limits. It is a lot of extra code for a very little feature.
5th February 2002, 23:55
Point taken, I'll shut up.
5th February 2002, 23:56
id3 format is one big bug. creators of id3 should be shot for making mess.
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