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Old 27th November 2001, 20:36   #1
Captain Chaos
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Winamp ignores ID3v2 tags and VBR headers when streaming

The subject line says it all. In all versions I've tried up to and including 2.77, Winamp ignores the ID3v2 tag and VBR header when streaming an MP3 file over HTTP. The result is a very ugly stream name instead of the proper artist and title, and the wrong song length being displayed.

The odd thing is that Winamp does see the ID3v2 tag (I know because when I look at the file info while the stream is playing, it reports the ID3v2 tag size), it just ignores it for no apparent reason.

It should be easy to utilize both the ID3v2 tag and the VBR header, since they are at the beginning of the file and Winamp sees them both before any MP3 data.

Last edited by Captain Chaos; 27th November 2001 at 21:10.
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