[ID3 Dev] id3v2 (the app): a question re: tag data formatting

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at cox.net
Sat Apr 21 04:51:59 PDT 2012

On Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:36:39 +0100
Josh Twigg <twigg321 at gmail.com> wrote:

> It is my understanding that if the frame has $00 before it then it
> implies ascii, $01 then it is unicode. I suggest you give the
> specification a good read.

Ah, yes, of course!  Somehow I forgot about that.

I really do need to read the spec again more carefully.  :-)

> Good luck with your program


> On 21 April 2012 10:55, Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at cox.net> wrote:
> > I've recently begun experimenting with doing a little coding in C to
> > manipulate ID3 tags, and have come across something that surprised
> > me.
> >
> > Briefly, the code I've written so far just parses the ID3 tag and
> > spits out the raw data from each frame.  What's surprising to me is
> > that the actual data in many frames contains leading zeroes.  I'm
> > just wondering why this is.  I've used the id3v2 program to tag
> > most of my files.
> >
> > Can anyone offer any insight into this?  Is this an
> > expected/required behavior, or possibly a bug in the id3v2
> > implementation?
> >
> > Thanks!

Conrad J. Sabatier
conrads at cox.net

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