[ID3 Dev] Labels And Release Number

Paul Grebenc jid3 at blinkenlights.org
Wed Nov 2 20:08:51 PST 2005

On Wed, 2 Nov 2005, Brian Mearns wrote:

> The ID3v2.4.0 spec has been around since late 2000, but as far as I know most
> major digital media players still base their parsing and writing of tags on
> the 2.3 standard. Even there, they do not support most of the frames clearly

My take on the major reasons for this are:

1. There is no perceived need for v2.4.0, when v2.3.0 already includes so 
many frame types that are never used.

2. The v2 standard is not developer friendly.

3. The lack of a test suite for v2.4.0.  Until a test suite is available, 
v2.4.0 should be downgraded to a proposed specification only.


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