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Old 21st April 2014, 11:41   #16
DrO
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
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date is a typo of data (i hate replying on mobile).

and yes what's done is acceptable since it's in a valid atom and what goes in that is down to whoever created it. so i guess it's like the custom mp3 field but you could say every atom is custom, it's just that most have been specifically registered for use.

and i assume that they work on the normal atoms correctly, it's just some extended data which goes into it from what i could find last night.

either way, i think you're over thinking things and just need to accept that they use a specific atom and that it can be read from it as needed to get the rating value in (it just needs a bit more work to determine what the format of the data blob is so it will be correctly read if anything else is present in it).
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