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Windows Explorer in Windows 7 ruins TXXX frames, warning
dano
post Dec 15 2009, 15:35
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Just a warning for any one that uses TXXX frames in his ID3v2.3 tags.
When you use windows explorer in Windows 7 to change a tag (i.e. change the star rating) it will alter all TXXX frames.
The original content is removed and replaced with part of the name of the TXXX
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Fandango
post Dec 15 2009, 21:45
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A reason to switch to ID3v2.4! laugh.gif
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post Dec 15 2009, 23:41
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QUOTE (Fandango @ Dec 15 2009, 12:45) *
A reason to switch to ID3v2.4! laugh.gif
Which isn't supported at all, so you see no tags at all? cool.gif

Yes, I've reproduced this. It seems through the entire 7 beta, nobody caught this. Oh, well. I haven't looked more deeply at what it's exactly writing, but yes... the custom TXXX frames are damaged if one uses the Explorer UI to manipulate the ID3v2.3 tag.
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utenteanonimo64
post Feb 10 2010, 15:08
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QUOTE (grommet @ Dec 15 2009, 23:41) *
It seems through the entire 7 beta, nobody caught this.


Because of a bug in the WMP12 library (both Beta and RC), such library had to be rebuilt from scratch every time you opened WMP12. Microsoft should have realised that, with such a bug, nobody would be seriously testing WMP12 in the Beta and in the RC so they should have immediately fixed the library problem to allow testing of the other WMP12 features. Instead they chose to carry the library bug until it was finally (sort of) fixed in the RTM. At that point people finally started using WMP12 and found another million bugs!
WMP12 is a case study for software development mismanagement: from design decisions to code quality, from build cycles to interaction with the underlying OS. Anything that you can do wrong in a software project they have done it wrong. Seriously I think someone could write a book on this saga.

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