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

Josh Twigg twigg321 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 03:36:39 PDT 2012

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

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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