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#24 Can't read metadata from itunes files

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2004-08-26
2004-08-26
dbeach7
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libid3tag apparently is not able to read any metadata
at all from an itunes file that has had album artwork
embedded as a jpg within the tag. Removing the art
magically allows it to work. I can provide a sample if
it would help with diagnosis.

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  • Lukas Lalinsky
    Lukas Lalinsky
    2005-11-19

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    This is actually a bug in iTunes, not in libid3tag. iTunes
    uses regular 32-bit integers (instead of synchsafe integers)
    for size descriptors of frames in ID3v2.4, so if frame size
    is bigger than 32767 bytes, whole tag is written by iTunes
    is invalid. I've already submitted bug report to Apple.

    Here is work-around for this problem:
    http://cvs.musicbrainz.org/cvs/tunepimp/plugins/mp3/id3tag/frame.c.diff?r1=1.2&r2=1.3