Some distributions do not include proper support for id3lib, so id3lib should be supported by some other library, maybe "taglib".
What’s the plan, to replace id3lib with taglib, or to support both and use taglib only when id3lib is not available?
I have this on my TODO list for quite a while, but came to the conclusion that there is currently no ready-to-use alternative available:
=> taglib currently works only on files, unsuitable API
+ inaccurate file length detection (units of 1 sec)
=> libid3tag is nearly as old, undocumented, and would
produce a lot of work
Possible solutions for this would be:
1) add "virtual file" support to taglib
2) port id3lib to the distributions that currently lack support for it
3) re-invent the wheel and implement ID3 tag support on my own
I think you should go with (2), and keep using what works for you already. If a distribution wants to package KWave, they will package your dependencies as well.
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