[Bug 64905] Re: Mp3 metadata (ID3 tags) are corrupt

beerfan beerfan at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 09:41:02 UTC 2007

Are you asking for a sample mp3 Daniel? That would be a sizable
attachment and might raise copyright concerns but I'm happy to if you
really need one.

I just did some testing using versions in Ubuntu Edgy Eft (SJ 2.16.1)
and I can confirm that ID3 tags in mp3s no longer seem to be corrupt.
Attached is a screenshot of a hex editor view of one of the files. I am
using the following gstreamer pipeline.

 audio/x-raw-int,rate=44100,channels=2 ! lame name=enc vbr=4 vbr-
quality=0 ! xingmux ! id3v2mux

ID3 tags in the resulting mp3s are v2.4.0 and the only tag editor I've
found that can read the tags is Ex Falso (uses its own engine called

I guess at this point the issue falls on tag editors since the tags
don't seem to be corrupt anymore. Is there perhaps an alternative
pipeline that can specify v2.3 tags?

** Attachment added: "binary view of ID3 tags created using id3v2mux"

Mp3 metadata (ID3 tags) are corrupt

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