[ogg-dev] embedded pictures in vorbis comments?

xiphmont at xiph.org xiphmont at xiph.org
Fri Apr 27 13:34:10 PDT 2007

On 4/22/07, Mathias Kunter <mathiaskunter at yahoo.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to ask about the possibility of embedding pictures like an album cover artwork into a vorbis comment header. Since the data in a comment string after the separating "=" has a defined length, this could theoretically also be binary picture data. For example
> "PICTURE=[...any binary data...]"
> It only would be a problem for existing software which isn't aware of this and which would try to display the binary data as text...

The vorbis spec mandates that the contents of a comment are UTF8
encoded text.   Thus comments may be text only.


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