Mark M. Hoffman on 27 Feb 2009 09:20:06 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] mini-HOWTO: mp3fs

Hi Gordon, Gabe:

>    gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
>  I should probably just go look at the code at this point, though.

* Gordon Dexter <> [2009-02-27 10:46:42 -0500]:
>    Or the website:
>    "A special optimisation is made so that applicatins which scan for id3v1
>    tags do not have to wait for the whole file to be transcoded before
>    reading the tag. This dramatically speeds up such applications."
>    That actually sort of hints that the v2 info might not be optimized yet,
>    but it should be possible, because they only support CBR encoding, so they
>    can calculate exactly how big a file is as soon as they know the length of
>    the audio.

The id3v1 and id3v2 formats are related in name only.  The former is tacked
on to the end of the file, as Gabe mentioned.  However, the latter is found
at the beginning of the file.


Mark M. Hoffman

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