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Old 10th February 2014, 02:15   #12
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Originally Posted by Rovastar View Post
And for filenames (irrelevant for winamp reading it as it reads the tags) 1-01 artist - track, 1-02,..2-01,2-02, etc
Winamp will use tags if tags are present and the metadata is provided in a way that is understood by the app's parsing design logic. Most tags are just text strings and various tagging apps or services (or users manually) determine the content for these strings in different ways.

Winamp can also try to 'guess' certain info from the filename if some or all of the tags are missing. I think a certain kind of guessing is the default configuration, but I disabled all these guessing options so long ago I don't remember.

I've never been able to find a style guide for what Winamp expects to 'see' in each tag (or a comprehensive list of which tags are supported for each supported format). There are loosely followed ID3 standards and the vorbis standard allows for "what you see is what you get", so there is no 1 'right way' to handle this stuff. Over the years, I've worked out a scheme via trial and error that works for me. This flexibility is one of the things I like most about Winamp.

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