[ID3 Dev] Confusing problem about ID3v2.Could it located at the end of file?

Ben Bennett fiji at ayup.limey.net
Sun Nov 5 19:43:12 PST 2006

On Sun, Nov 05, 2006 at 07:17:52PM -0800, Gaurav Arora wrote:
> As per my knowledge Id3v2.4 has a footer (which is optional) which
> resides at the end of the file.  But the footer can be present only
> when the header tag is there, without ID3v2.4 tag footer will not be
> appended to the file.

I think you have tag and file mixed up.  The tag is required to have a
header, and as noted the footer is optional (unless the tag is

However, the tag can either appear at the start of the file, or it can
appear near the end of file (the appended case).  If it is an appended
tag, then the tag footer is required, and the tag will be before the
ID3v1 tag (if present) and any other tags that are understood...
which is vague... so I would avoid appended tags wherever possible.


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