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Old 12th April 2007, 07:22   #34
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Originally posted by gonemad
since the id3 tags are stored at the end of the mp3 file.... you could get away with changing anything but the artist and title and still generate the same key
ID3v2 (which is used nowadays) is stored at the beginning of the file! If you scan only 1kb, you'll never get any of the MP3 data, only the ID3v2 tag, which is usually at least 2kb (padded)

Only the old ID3v1 is stored at the end.

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