Cannot Remove Extra Characters in INVOLVEDPEOPLE


First: I am using MP3Tag 2.95

I wish to use INVOLVEDPEOPLE as an Arranger field. I enter the name of the arranger as:
Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)

After I save the Tag (INVOLVEDPEOPLE) my 'Arranger' filed is now: Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) :;

No matter what I have tried the :; is always at the end of the field. Am I doing something wrong or is there a bug? Is there any other field I can use?

Thanks in advance for comments.

Jerry B

INVOLVEDPEOPLE is a special kind of field in ID3v2 which has a special formatting:

Syntax: Role1:Person1;Role2:Person2; ...
Example: Arranger:Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829);

See also

Thanks Florian. I did not think of looking at the mapping.

As a change: Is it possible to remove trailing characters, i.e. semi-colon, when the INVOLVEDPEOPLE tag is saved? I had to do that on a VB.NET application as the person using the program complained.

Jerry B

They are not written to the tag itself. : and ; are solely used to denote roles and names.

Internally it's stored as null-separated multi-string list where every odd field is a role and every even is a name or a comma delimited list of names.