This is a very good point!
Indeed I'm just going through the same problem myself, because I just found out that my MP3 Player (Philips GoGear MP4 player SA2VBE08K) does not support v2.4 with UTF-8.
This is the link to the FAQ about ID3 support, where it explicitly says that (in case someone is interested):
I've been checking the ID3 v2.4 standard here:
and I've seen no mention about UTF whatsoever. Weird...
So, apparently, it's not a matter of standards compliance.
Florian must have some good reason not to allow for the free choosing of UTF-8 or UTF-16, but I just don't know which it is... Might be some implementation problem...
But if there is no good reason not to allow it, then please do!
This is the only reason why I won't be able to upgrade to v2.4.
I can't change the hardware of my MP3 player. :(altough it was one the best on the market, up to some 3 years ago.)
Florian, if you can help, I would apreciate too.
But anyway, many thanks for this wonderful piece of software.