[X] UTF-8 bug in 2.35m?


#1

When I write tags in ID3 v2.4 (UTF-8) and put the MP3 files on my Cowon A2 PVP (cowonamerica.com), I get garbage.

However, if I use foobar2000 v0.9 (which also writes in ID3 v2.4) and write or update tags, they display fine.


#2

Strange. It would be interesting to know what the little difference(s) are between a tag written by Mp3tag and foobar.
Generally I believe that both foobar and Mp3tag have a very proper and standards compliant implementation, so maybe this is really a bug, but oh well... believing things doesn't help much...

Sorry for asking: Are you sure that it's not a v1 Tag you are writing with foobar, because as far as I know foobar by default writes a v1 tag, while a v2.4 tag is added only when the information (one of the text strings) you entered is longer than 30 characters and thus does not fit in a v1 tag. I recommend that you make sure your files ONLY contain v2 tags, an (additional) v1 tag is misleading - the player might read this one instead if it does not understand v2.4 UTF-8 (which is very likely with portables).


#3

Yes, as Klaas already pointed, foobar2000 0.9 writes ID3v1 tags if the information fits in an ID3v1 tag (see FAQ). You can change tag version on a per file basis via 'Tagging > MP3 tag types' from the fb2k context menu.

And for the record: I'm not aware of any differences in ID3v2.4 writing between Mp3tag and foobar2000. Seems like your player is missing support for ID3v2.4 with UTF-8.


#4

Since there is no feedback on this issue, I'm marking this as "No bug".