[ogg-dev] The use for an XML based metadata format

David K. Gasaway dave at gasaway.org
Sun Sep 9 15:00:43 PDT 2007

On 9 Sep 2007 at 23:11, Daniel Aleksandersen wrote:

> To me, Vorbis comments are insufficient. Ask anyone playing in an ensamble 
> if they would like recognition. Ask the record label holding the rights to 
> a song. Ask the music geek that wants his music collection sorted by 
> something other than artist, album, or release year. They would all prefer 
> this to Vorbis comments.

FWIW, I find them sufficient.  Not ideal, mind you, but sufficient.  
It's difficult enough to find software (nevermind hardware) that 
recognizes anything more than the most basic tags.  In other words, 
evidently, the motivation to implement more complete metadata in 
player/music management software just isn't there.  As Silvia 
suggested, convincing everyone (and that means users; developers of 
encoders, tag editors, software players, hardware players; web 
streamers; and more) to adopt a new, more complex replacement for 
vorbis comments will be an *extremely* difficult challenge.

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