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Composer Tagging: The Best Method?, Moved from CD Hardware/Software
Antigen
post Mar 14 2012, 20:28
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Hi,

my question is very simple.

Some CD Songs have two or three COMPOSER, when I use my CD Ripper I can include the information of the COMPOSER TAG into the FLAC file.

What do you suggest for SEPARATOR?

----> / (for example Carmichel / Washington)

or

----> , (for example Carmichel, Washington)


What is the better solution, for compatibility and other possible issue? What is the better solution for the MP3 Player tagging management system? (or is indifferent)

Thanks very much


P.S: I have see that FREEDB use , and MusicBrainz use the /
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eahm
post Mar 15 2012, 01:40
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I am just saying that the way Windows Details and MP3tag show DIFFERENT composers in order in the Composer tag option (separate and not in the same line) is only if you separate them with a "/" for MP3, AAC (and maybe others?) and a "\\" for FLAC files.

I will test with dBpoweramp right now.


*Ok, if you separate the many names with a ; on dBpoweramp it shows "/" and "\\" on MP3tag and separate names on Windows Details separated by the same ";" but not renameable, for example to rename a composer you have to delete the full name and retype the new one.

Now, if you separate them with a ";" on Windows Details they willl be practically on the same line and they show ";" on MP3tag as well and not "/" and "\\", always showing ";" on dBpoweramp like they are the same type of tag.

Please let me know if I explained myself well enough. I can prepare screenshots or maybe a video.


*Maybe I am paying too much attention of how Windows 7 shows the tags but when they are typed well on Details they show correctly on MP3tag (so I guess it's the real tag) but they don't necessary show correctly when typed in the same way with other software.

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post Mar 15 2012, 04:46
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eahm, you must understand that the separator used within the tags frames themselves and the one you use/see within the application you use to tag (or view the tags) may be (and often are) different.

As you talk about viewing your tags content with Windows 7 properties, I assume you are talking about ID3v2.3 tags. For that kind of tags the separator used INTERNALLY is the slash "/", but again that doesn't mean you have to use the slash while using a particular tagging application.

If that confuses you think that in ID3v2.4 the separator used for multi-value fields is the NULL character: hard to use (and see!) while tagging...

It seems that the semicolon ";" is often used by several application to indicate multi-valued fields.

Also keep in mind that quite few ID3 frames can accept multiple values. Happly enough the TCOM frame (used to store composer information) is one of those.

You can read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3

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- Antigen   Composer Tagging: The Best Method?   Mar 14 2012, 20:28
- - lvqcl   IIRC flac uses vorbis comment system. QUOTE (http...   Mar 14 2012, 20:38
|- - Antigen   QUOTE (lvqcl @ Mar 14 2012, 20:38) IIRC f...   Mar 14 2012, 20:43
- - tpijag   QUOTE Field names are not required to be unique Ar...   Mar 14 2012, 20:50
- - Antigen   Sorry but I don't understand I have see that ...   Mar 14 2012, 20:54
|- - db1989   QUOTE (Antigen @ Mar 14 2012, 19:54) COMP...   Mar 14 2012, 21:07
- - eahm   This is weird, I've just tested the file with ...   Mar 14 2012, 21:07
- - db1989   Actually, AFAIK, that's just what Mp3tag uses....   Mar 14 2012, 21:13
- - eahm   The "\\" was tested just with ...   Mar 14 2012, 21:22
- - Antigen   I have see this that iTunes (/) for separation of ...   Mar 14 2012, 21:24
- - spoon   Although dBpoweramp shows ';' it is a way ...   Mar 14 2012, 22:32
- - eahm   dBpoweramp shows ";" but it's a ...   Mar 15 2012, 01:00
- - tpijag   Are you really correcting spoon as to how it dbpow...   Mar 15 2012, 01:12
- - eahm   I am just saying that the way Windows Details and ...   Mar 15 2012, 01:40
|- - smz   eahm, you must understand that the separator used ...   Mar 15 2012, 04:46
- - eahm   Thank you for explaining further, I am just always...   Mar 15 2012, 05:08
- - db1989   slz, thanks for concentrating into one post what I...   Mar 15 2012, 20:52
|- - smz   You're welcome, db1989, and thank-you! ...   Mar 15 2012, 22:02
- - db1989   Oops   Mar 15 2012, 22:03
- - southisup   I've always been confused by multi-value taggi...   Mar 16 2012, 21:46
- - db1989   QUOTE (southisup @ Mar 16 2012, 20:46) I ...   Mar 16 2012, 22:40
- - southisup   QUOTE (db1989 @ Mar 17 2012, 08:40) For e...   Mar 20 2012, 11:46


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