[ID3 Dev] What frame to use?

Jud White judson.white at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 13:09:44 PDT 2010

You can use TCMP in ID3v2.3. It's not official, but a lot of players support

If you mean how to identify the artist of the compilation, for example, a DJ
compilation, I've seen TXXX VA Artist used, not by iTunes, but that's the
closest thing I've seen. In case the scenario isn't clear here's an example
http://bit.ly/cpx7lL (amazon.com) where Reid Speed would be the VA Artist
and Dylan, K, Filthy Dirty Rich v. Angelai, etc would go in TPE1.

On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Paul Taylor <paul_t100 at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> Pascal Hibon wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Let’s say we have a song with title A from artist B that is recorded an
>> album called C. The album C is a compilation album. So A, B and C would use
>> the following frames:
>> TIT2 = A
>> TALB = C
>> TPE1 = B
>> In what frame would I identify the “compilation” or various artists? I
>> have looked into the ID3v2.3 standard but I couldn’t find a specific frame
>> for such information. What ID3v2.3 frame should I use for that kind of
>> information?
>> Thank you,
>> Pascal
>>  In ID3v24 you would use TCMP, no such frame exists for ID3v23 but I would
> use TCMP for this as well, this is what iTunes does
> Paul
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