[ID3 Dev] ID3v2.5

Jonathan del Strother maillist at steelskies.com
Tue Feb 28 06:31:25 PST 2006

On 28 Feb 2006, at 14:24, Michal Vician wrote:

>> I disagree completely. If this was true, there wouldn't be nearly as
>> many tag editors, metadata services (with multiple versions of albums
>> in them), and so forth. Tag editing is certainly frequent enough  
>> to be
>> a concern. ***Padding is essential***.
> Well, wouldn't it be better to save id3v2 tag to the end to the file
> (rigth after the ID3v1)? I'm pretty new to this mailing list (only  
> half a
> year) and I really can't imagine why is ID3v2 tag stored at the very
> beginning of file. Can anybody explain, please?

I believe this is purely a benefit for streaming mp3s, where you  
don't necessarily have the end of the file by the time you start  

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