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30 Jul 2003 20:03 mgrig

Re: v. 0.8.1 - Read This Before Using

> I do not like the fact that every file that is listened to is rewritten by this plugin.

As of version 0.9, IMMS no longer needs to write to id3 tags. By popular demand all metadata is now stored in a database.


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Enjoy,

mag

15 Jul 2003 15:17 mgrig

Re: v. 0.8.1 - Read This Before Using

> I tried this program out, but was very catious because the author claims that
> accounting information is stored in the OGG and MP3 files. Running 'ogginfo'
> on the files that IMMS plays results in the following output,
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> "Warning: Hole in data found at approximate offset 4500 bytes. Corrupted
> ogg."

Indeed. Ogg files were never really meant to have ID3 tags, so ogginfo for one gets confused by their presence. It is quite harmless though, XMMS, ogg123 and all other ogg players
I came across quietly ignore the tag and play the file just fine.


Anyway, I am working on a way to store the metadata in the native vorbis tags for oggs, so it will not be a problem for much longer.

> I do not like the fact that every file that is listened to is rewritten by
> this plugin.

I can see why you don't like that. However, let me point out that all the updating of the files is done through libid3 a relatively stable and mature library. I have never had any
problems with damaged files.


I considered alternative solutions - using a paths and checksums to identify files - and I still believe that just storing the rating with the file is the most simple and reliable one.


BTW: If you want to remove the id3v2 tags that were added to your ogg files you can use an id3v2 tagger (http://freshmeat.net/projects/id3v2/?topic_id=113%2C123) to remove them. Just run something like 'id3v2 --delete-v2 *'


Have fun,

mag

15 Jul 2003 13:09 cmcginty

v. 0.8.1 - Read This Before Using
I tried this program out, but was very catious because the author claims that accounting information is stored in the OGG and MP3 files. Running 'ogginfo' on the files that IMMS plays results in the following output,

"Warning: Hole in data found at approximate offset 4500 bytes. Corrupted ogg."

I do not like the fact that every file that is listened to is rewritten by this plugin.

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