[vorbis] Request for Standardization: classical music TAGS

John Morton jwm at plain.co.nz
Wed Oct 3 00:08:23 PDT 2001

On Wednesday 03 October 2001 17:59, rillian wrote:

> Therefore, rather than introducing COMPOSER et al. we decided to just
> refine the overloading of ARTIST to mean 'composer' or 'original author'
> in the case of classical music, while keeping the 'performer' sense for
> pop. That way a player that just does '$artist - $title' will show
> 'Beethoven - Symphony No. 5' as is appropriate.
> We added a new tag, PERFORMER, to handle the case when the performer
> isn't the ARTIST. The conductor, orchestra, and soloists could all go
> under (repeated) PERFORMER tags. The voice actor for an audio book would
> also go here, while the original author of the book would be the ARTIST.

Ok. So what about the orginal artist in the case of a pop music cover? 

> In the same discussion we decided to add CONTACT for contact info (url,
> email, street address, what  have you) and to standardize on DISCID
> meaning the FREEDB index hash. I was one of the ones arguing for
> scheme-specific has tag names, but consensus seemed to be for this. I
> convinced myself by thinking of it as the 'quid' hash. :)

I assume that the DISCID is going to end up being just the hash in hex, the
same as the files in the .cddb cache? I better rename the python list I'm 
using to something else. We can always use CDINDEXID and MUSICBRAINZID as 
those methods take off.


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