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by grommet
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Need Help? (mmw)
Topic: Does MM support gapless playback?
Replies: 37
Views: 7400

Re: Does MM support gapless playback?

I'm not aware of any real difference in LAME tag vs other encoders. The mp3 tag, also known as ID3 (ID3v1, ID3v2 ...) contains the song's information like title, artist, length... is the same format for all encoders. Only the music data is different. It's not the ID3v2 'metadata' tags we're talking...
by grommet
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Some ID3v2.4 are unsupported/unused
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Re: Some ID3v2.4 are unsupported/unused

I personally think this is pretty low on the 'must have' scale. Anyway, this is likely a 'feature request' and not a bug report for MediaMonkey.
by grommet
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Bug Reports (mmw)
Topic: Some ID3v2.4 are unsupported/unused
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Re: Some ID3v2.4 are unsupported/unused

FYI. The following tags have been wedged into the 'de facto' standard ID3v2.3, as well as the DOA ID3v2.4, thanks to Apple and iTunes: Title Sort Order = TSOT Artist Sort Order = TSOP Album Sort Order = TSOA Album Artist Sort Order = TSO2 Composer Sort Order= TSOC Mp3tag was updated last year to sup...
by grommet
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Wishlist (mmw)
Topic: ID3v2.4
Replies: 33
Views: 15595

Re: ID3v2.4

FYI, here is my old reply on why I personally don't think ID3v2.4 is 'superior': http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=28380 The current keepers of the aging http://www.id3.org site are at least aware: "While there are legacy and future standards for ID3 tags, the most popular versio...
by grommet
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grommet wrote: "the dead on arrival ID3v2.4 spec"
Replies: 1
Views: 3070

ID3v2.3: The 'de facto' MP3 tagging standard

chrisjj, this updated '2.4' proposal of the ID3 informal standard was not well received (in late 2000) and was basically abandoned. In fact, it wasn't even added to the standard reference ID3 library code: http://id3lib.sourceforge.net As I've stated before, MP3's ID3 pseudo-standard sucks in all fo...
by grommet
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: MediaMonkey for Windows 4 Beta Testing
Topic: 1159 Search ";" fails in Artist
Replies: 9
Views: 2304

jiri, Explorer shell (Vista) & the latest version of foobar2000 also use semi-colon as a separator in the UI now. You are not alone.

Go ahead and support user configurable UI separators, though, if that will make everyone happy. But I prefer the "keep it simple" and "keep in consistent" ethic.
by grommet
Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: MediaMonkey for Windows 4 Beta Testing
Topic: V3.0.3.1159 SEVERE WMA Artist containing ';' is corrupted...
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Read the rest of my reply. It works as I expect it... the metadata (the stuff after the semi-colons) is indeed written.
I think your problem is based on MediaMonkey treating ";" as a reserved UI delimiter/separator.
You obviously want MediaMonkey to change the UI design.
by grommet
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: MediaMonkey for Windows 4 Beta Testing
Topic: 1155 WMA multiple artists fail to show in other progs
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

> WM/AlbumArtist is designed to be treated as a single entry. ... > This is working as designed. I'd be interested to hear the basis for that suggestion. No idea. This is how Microsoft designed it, at least back to 2003. WMP 11 follows that. I personally agree with single Album Artist entry logic. ...
by grommet
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: MediaMonkey for Windows 4 Beta Testing
Topic: V3.0.3.1159 SEVERE WMA Artist containing ';' is corrupted...
Replies: 4
Views: 924

I just tested on the latest release, and it seems to work fine. I think your problem is based on MediaMonkey treating ";" as a reserved UI delimiter/separator. For WMA, MediaMonkey stores the multiple entries as discrete tag entries in the WMA container. XP Explorer doesn't read them (by design: onl...
by grommet
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: MediaMonkey for Windows 4 Beta Testing
Topic: What is going on with the "/" in my filenames?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2390

; is used in the MediaMonkey UI to separate discrete names in a field. This is defined by MediaMonkey; it has nothing to do with tagging standards directly. It's pretty common, though. e-mail program address lines, Windows Explorer shell/Vista, WMP 10/11, etc. For MP3, when storing multiple names in...
by grommet
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: MediaMonkey for Windows 4 Beta Testing
Topic: 1155 WMA multiple artists fail to show in other progs
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

> chrisjj, I have no WMA interoperability problems between Media > Monkey multiple names in Artist (Contributing Artist), Composers, etc. Meaning you get something better than pictured in http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=142847#142847 ? Not sure what you referencing. Your picture of...
by grommet
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: News and Other Stuff
Topic: Multiple Artists, ';' separator, etc. - discussion
Replies: 161
Views: 51517

jiri, it seems with the change... MediaMonkey splits MP3 Album Artist, too, using the internal "/". Album Artist can only be a single name, by design, in either MP3 (TPE2) or WMA (WM/AlbumArtist) in WMP 10/11, Explorer shell, etc. So, when WMP 11 sees a "/" in ID3v2.3 Album Artist (TPE2)... it does ...
by grommet
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: MediaMonkey for Windows 4 Beta Testing
Topic: What is going on with the "/" in my filenames?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2390

The "/" is a reserved character to separate the names for ID3v2.3 for at least the Artist, Composer, etc. That's how it's intended to be stored per the standard. So, because of this... you can't use a slash in the actual tag without MM splitting out the individual names. Well, with the explicit exce...
by grommet
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: MediaMonkey for Windows 4 Beta Testing
Topic: 1155 WMA multiple artists fail to show in other progs
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

By design, Microsoft expects Album Artist to be a single entry. It will ignore additional entries stored in WMA containers for WM/AlbumArtist if some application happens to write them. (Personally, I agree with this design decision.) FYI: For MP3 ID3v2.3, TPE2 (equiv. Album Artist) will be read "as ...
by grommet
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Wishlist (mmw)
Topic: Album artist
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

You do realize you can change the tree view, right? Add in "Artist" instead of "Aritst & Album Artist"...