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zed77
2004-12-02
2013-04-30
  • zed77
    zed77
    2004-12-02

    Hi,

    Do ID3 tags work with 0.5.5-pre2? I compiled it with "--with-id3" and have tried with both pls and m3u playlists containing properly formatted mp3s. the only thing I get displayed is the filename.

    I would be thankful if someone could direct me where to start searching to get this working.

    Thanks for icegenerator.

    zed

     
    • Hi.

      You have to create a global.mdf file that contains the ID3 (or ID3's sequence) that you want to display. See README.IceMetal file for more details. If you have problems, contact me again.

       
      • zed77
        zed77
        2004-12-02

        Hello again,

        Thank you for your quick reply.

        I've now created a global mdf like this:

        LOOP
        PRINT "bla bla"
        PRINT ID3BAND
        PRINT ID3TITLE
        ENDLOOP

        With this mfd, the "bla bla" gets displayed correctly, but I don't get the Band and Title information, instead only the "ID3BAND" and "ID3TITLE" strings are displayed in the players information bar.

        I am absolutely positive that the mp3 files contain the relevant ID3 tags. Even if I create an mdf containing *all* the 16 ID3 strings listed in readme, none of the information is displayed. When I download one of the mp3s I can see that the fields are populated with information.

        Sorry to bother you with this, but I really want to get this working - because Icegenerator is exactly what I was looking for.

        Thanks for your help

        zed77

        PS: if it helps I can send you more detailed information...

         
        • Sorry for wait, I'm too busy in these days :-(

          Maybe there's a bug in parser code (this was an experimental section) ... anyway, I'm just replacing my parsers with a Regular Expression Engine that will solve this issue. In the meanwhile, try to modify MDF (spaces before instructions may help) or avoid using it until next release.

           
          • zed77
            zed77
            2004-12-05

            Hi Tony,

            Just wanted to let you know that I got it working now. It seems that I had to update my id3lib to the most current version. With that and a fresh compile of icegenerator, ID3 tags are working like a charm.

            Thanks for your help - not that everything is working I am definitely a fan of icegenerator.

            zed

             
    • zed77
      zed77
      2004-12-05

      Hi Tony,

      Thank you for your reply. I've modified my mdf's as you suggested, but still no joy. I guess I will just wait for the next release...

      Thanks again!

      zed