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  • Porcus
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<LENGTH> tag?
Some of my mp3s display a <LENGTH> when I view tags in MP3Tag. Some don't.

Is it so that some files do and some don't, or is it just nonstandard placement/formatting/mapping that leads MP3Tag to display only some but not all?

Are these really good for anything? (Does the answer depend upon player? I use fb2k, which does not display any of these for mp3s.)

I don't think I have encountered anything that appears to be iTunes-encoded which has this, but that is maybe in these fruity Comment tags?

  • skamp
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<LENGTH> tag?
Reply #1
Could be the TLEN ID3v2.3 tag, which LAME always includes, but is completely unreliable and thus useless, because some software puts garbage in it. It's also not sample-accurate, IIRC.
  • Last Edit: 03 February, 2013, 11:42:25 AM by skamp
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  • Porcus
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<LENGTH> tag?
Reply #2
Does not help gapless playback or anything such?

(fb2k still displays > 60 different tag names in my library, so I'd like to get rid of the unnecessary ones ...)