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wvgain converts ID3v1 tags to APE; can it be made to keep them as ID3?, Was: wavgain converts tags to ape?
wilhelmm
post Aug 17 2011, 14:38
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Hello,

I have recently used wavpack to increase the sound volume of some wv-files. I observed that the ID3V tags of the files were converted to ape tags - which I do not like at all. Is there a possibility to maintain the tag format? In the user documentation for wavgain there are no command line switches at all that have something to do with tags...

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bryant
post Aug 18 2011, 20:48
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The reason this is done is that replaygain information cannot be stored in ID3v1 tags, so I copy the metadata over to the APEv2 tags and use them for the replaygain values.

The only alternative would be to have both APEv2 and ID3v1 tags on the file (with the ID3v1 tag last). This is read correctly by the WavPack library, but a lot of other programs will probably never even see the APEv2 tags, so there could be trouble (I don't know if foobar handles this case, for instance).

Is there some reason you need the ID3v1 tags? They really are not the preferred tag for WavPack files.
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