Vorbis Comment mapping


#1

How do I know what tag name is used in VORBIS comments? The help page doesn't have a column for Vorbis


#2

With Vorbis Comments the field name is directly used inside the tag. There are three exceptions:

  • TRACK is mapped to TRACKNUMBER
  • YEAR is mapped to DATE
  • PUBLISHER is mapped to ORGANIZATION
These built-in mappings try to align the user's input with the current VorbisComment recommendation for field names.

#3

So, if I have understood correctly, the Mp3tag "comment" is mapped to the VorbisComment field name "COMMENT". What VorbisComment field name is the Mp3tag "total number of tracks" mapped to?

I ask because I am helping Xiph (Vorbis) update their recommendations for field names, and I want to know what names are already being used in the wild.


#4

There is no fixed field name for that. Mp3tag is very flexible in this regard, you can use anything what is most compatible with the other programs/devices you're using.