[vorbis] Comment field spec needs to be expanded and tightened
David K. Gasaway
dgasaway at bigvalley.net
Sun Mar 4 18:42:41 PST 2001
> There's also a "Lyrics3" format defined for MP3 - the major
> interesting factor here is that every lyric line is preceeded by the
> time(s) it occurs, in parentheses. This doesn't handle live work very
> well, but it looks okay in many circumstances for prerecorded songs.
> Here's an example from ID3v2. Note the odd way it handles information
> like "Chorus". Perhaps this could be stored in a "LYRICS3" field:
> [00:02]Let's talk about time[CR][LF]
> [01:25][05:45]Time is tickin' away[CR][LF]
Two comments here.
1) One-second resolution is not sufficient.
2) I don't like the idea of multiple time tags on any one line. KISS,
force the user to duplicate the text. Cut & paste is just not so
difficult or wasteful that we should avoid it, IMO.
BTW, I have a Winamp plugin that can display lyrics synch'ed to a
OGG file. Of course, the text is in a file separate from the OGG,
but I generally prefer it this way - otherwise, I have a habit of losing
the lyrics because I re-encoded the song. :(
David K. Gasaway
dgasaway at comports.com
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