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

Ian Malone ibmalone at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 05:20:34 PDT 2007

On 13/09/2007, Ralph Giles <giles at xiph.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 11:55:04PM +0100, Ian Malone wrote:
> > All capitalised tags are the result of an MB automatic
> > tagging tool.  The MB one includes all the uuids, but
> > also pulls in a 'sortname'. (Incidentally the album name
> > had been added when encoding, I suspect that's why it was
> > unmodified.)
> > Despite UUIDs there's an acknowledgement
> > here that you don't want to have to query the MB database
> > every time you want to search your music collection, the
> > UUID's main feature as far as I can see is to help tie
> > the database together at their end.
> *nod*

Oh, and local databases can also use it to aggregate
artists/distinguish different ones.  So again there's
every reason people might want to be able to use
existing schemes inside ours.


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