ID3V2 vs ID3V1

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kcramer
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ID3V2 vs ID3V1

Post by kcramer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:59 pm

What ID3 version is Tag supposed to save?

I only have some older command line tag utilities but they think that Tag only writes the ID3V1 tags and not the ID3V2 tags. I would assume writing both could be safer but it is my understanding that most tools and devices should read the ID3V2 and it should be the preferred tag.

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Re: ID3V2 vs ID3V1

Post by sbooth » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:10 am

Tag always writes ID3v2 tags using TagLib. What utilities are you using that are only showing ID3v1 tags? I'd be happy to take a look at one of the files if you'd like to verify which tags are present.

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Re: ID3V2 vs ID3V1

Post by kcramer » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:06 am

I found another utility and it does see the ID3v2 tag so I think it is ok. The other utility was id3v2 and it was confusing since it only listed one tag and it was an ID3v1.

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