What is iTunes compatibility mode?

Discuss Max, an open source CD audio extractor and audio converter.
Post Reply
Horus
Posts: 18
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:31 pm

What is iTunes compatibility mode?

Post by Horus » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:22 am

Hello,

the options of Max have such a checkbox. What does it means?

Thanks,

Florian

User avatar
sbooth
Site Admin
Posts: 2445
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:45 am
Location: USA
Contact:

Re: What is iTunes compatibility mode?

Post by sbooth » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:57 pm

It means Max will write the iTunes-specific ID3 TCMP tag, and use numeric genres only for those present in the ID3v1 spec. It used to do more but as iTunes evolved the necessity to work around things went away.

Horus
Posts: 18
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:31 pm

Re: What is iTunes compatibility mode?

Post by Horus » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:51 pm

Can I have negative effectes then the generated (FLAC) files are used with other programs?

Mike1
Posts: 201
Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:55 pm

Re: What is iTunes compatibility mode?

Post by Mike1 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:46 pm

Horus wrote:Can I have negative effectes then the generated (FLAC) files are used with other programs?
Max tags FLAC files with "Vorbis Comments" rather than ID3 tags. It's a different tagging standard.

So Max is not using ID3 tags that are either compatible or incompatible with iTunes when you encode FLACs.

Post Reply