[vorbis-dev] Titles and song info?
ALIABDIN at aucegypt.edu
Sun Oct 15 01:20:45 PDT 2000
On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Ralph Giles wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Ali Abdin wrote:
> > More on my work on integrating Vorbis with Nautilus :)
> > For the track number, shall I check for 'TRACKNUMBER' or 'TRACKNUM' ? (If you
> > ask me, I prefer the former).
> > Secondly, MP3s have the 'Year' in their id3 tag info. Is there somethign
> > similiar with Vorbis? I did notice that there is a 'DATE' but I think that
> > will be "difficult" to use due to the /multitiude/ of date formats possible.
> > Not to mention that it'd be a bitch to parse. Can the "DATE" tag perhaps be
> > split into 'MONTH', 'DAY', and 'YEAR' - or can we just have an additional YEAR
> > tag?
> What about non-western calendars then? :)
> You're correct that DATE can be an arbitrary string...can't you just
> display it as such? Lots of people are just putting a 4-digit year there
> anyway, so you could look for something like that if you need to sort.
> The reason we shouldn't define MONTH, DAY, and YEAR tags is the vorbis
> comment header is only intended as a casual reference. The 'real' metadata
> goes in the as-yet-only-vaguely-specified xml/rdf header, where we'll
> specify an actual date format. Wanna help work on that? :-)
True, I could use a string and just use sprintf or something for the id3
Unfortunately, I'll have to decline on your offer for the 'real' metadata
work ;) My plate is full enough (whose isn't?)
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