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Forum: Winamp Technical Support 20th June 2014, 01:49
Replies: 30
Views: 6,373
Posted By whitesocks
Blocks of text do not take up much space compared...

Blocks of text do not take up much space compared to the encoded audio.
And it seems perfectly reasonable to me to want to list the details of a podcast as metadata. If that isn't valid metadata, I...
Forum: Winamp Technical Support 17th June 2014, 14:29
Replies: 30
Views: 6,373
Posted By whitesocks
OK - thanks DrO, I understand. (And have read...

OK - thanks DrO, I understand. (And have read that thread.)
It is useful to have longer comment fields though - apple seem to be taking us back to the ID3V1 days with these fixed length tags.
Forum: Winamp Technical Support 17th June 2014, 03:05
Replies: 30
Views: 6,373
Posted By whitesocks
.m4a size of comment tag

Hi,
I have some m4a podcast type files and I have been using winamp v5.66 to add long content information to the comment tag. Everything works perfectly. :)

However, any m4a comment longer than...
Forum: Winamp Technical Support 23rd May 2014, 11:33
Replies: 184
Views: 320,721
Posted By whitesocks
I think Tuneup did use Gracenote, but I believe...

I think Tuneup did use Gracenote, but I believe they also ran into financial difficulties.
They have new ownership, but the app I downloaded this week was full of PUPs,
and after Malwarebytes had...
Forum: Winamp Technical Support 16th May 2014, 10:33
Replies: 184
Views: 320,721
Posted By whitesocks
Thanks DrO - I was pulling my hair out trying to...

Thanks DrO - I was pulling my hair out trying to fix this yesterday - I guess the clue was it no longer shows 'powered by gracenote' during the look-up.

I found the auto tagging exceeding accurate...
Forum: Winamp Wishlist 10th April 2013, 03:47
Replies: 6
Views: 3,793
Posted By whitesocks
DrO - I had a quick test of winamp 5.7 Beta,...

DrO - I had a quick test of winamp 5.7 Beta, build 3364,
and comments now show up in windows 7 (32 sp1) explorer. Many thanks. :up:

MrSinatra - re: my ratings:
They started out as 1 to 5, (1*...
Forum: Winamp Wishlist 8th April 2013, 17:15
Replies: 6
Views: 3,793
Posted By whitesocks
Hi Sabine, A little background: I use the...

Hi Sabine,

A little background: I use the comment tag to rate music out of 30.
I prefer the finer ratings as not all 5* are the same!
Plus using the comment field means the rating is saved to...
Forum: Winamp Wishlist 8th April 2013, 01:15
Replies: 6
Views: 3,793
Posted By whitesocks
ID3v2.3 comments And windows 7

Hi,
I notice that comments written by winamp 5.63 do not always show in windows 7 explorer.

If the mp3 file only has a ID3V1 comment, then windows can display it correctly.
The problem is...
Forum: Winamp Technical Support 8th December 2012, 13:19
Replies: 4
Views: 3,129
Posted By whitesocks
This is still an issue in winamp 5.63: I think...

This is still an issue in winamp 5.63:
I think the bug is with the 'Automatically add played files' option,
which is under preferences-local media then the watch Folders tab.

Having the...
Forum: Winamp Technical Support 5th December 2012, 17:07
Replies: 19
Views: 5,510
Posted By whitesocks
"[\x00-\x08\x0B\x0C\x0E-\x1F]" are the offending...

"[\x00-\x08\x0B\x0C\x0E-\x1F]" are the offending control characters @ISSMT2.
which is:
\x00 to \x08 inclusive
\x0B
\x0C
\x0E to \x1F inclusive

As I understand it, this (pretty badly...
Forum: Winamp Technical Support 5th December 2012, 13:12
Replies: 19
Views: 5,510
Posted By whitesocks
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#charsets Some...

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#charsets
Some characters are just not allowed in an ordinary xml inner text.
That's the rules.

In the case of mps tags, the control characters that cannot even...
Forum: Winamp Technical Support 3rd December 2012, 18:21
Replies: 19
Views: 5,510
Posted By whitesocks
winamp 5.63 also seemingly fails to update play...

winamp 5.63 also seemingly fails to update play counts when importing an exported media database.

My specific problem was caused by winamp producing invalid xml to start with.
The export function...
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