[ogg-dev] The use for an XML based metadata format
David K. Gasaway
dave at gasaway.org
Sun Sep 16 22:47:19 PDT 2007
On 16 Sep 2007 at 22:10, Ralph Giles wrote:
> These applications are complementary. Many music players do have their
> own database, and it makes sense to keep metadata there, if only as a
> cache. It is also to have metadata in the file itself, so that when it
> is moved, copied, posted for download by others, or just indexed by
> another music player instance it is easily available.
Absolutely. I was trying to say that *in those scenarios* where
complex metadata *needs* to be recorded, storing this data separate
from the audio files has numerous benefits: improved editibility; less
redundancy; and better expression of the relationships amoung release,
discs, and tracks.
Even today, I use my own "metadata format" -- essentially a superset of
vorbis comments. There is one file per release, even with a multi-disc
release. As a final part of the ripping process, I apply this metadata
to the FLAC or Vorbis files.
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