Old 24th July 2012, 01:41   #1
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AIFF files from Beatport, No Meta Data in Winamp

Beatport files that have meta data such as cover art and track details do not show up in Winamp. Is there something I have missed or should this go into the Bugs forum?
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Old 24th July 2012, 09:58   #2
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Hi innerspace

Alas, Winamp's Waveform Decoder (in_wave.dll), which provides playback support for WAV, AIF/AIFF/AIFC and other waveform formats, does not support metadata (reading or writing) :-(

These formats do not natively support metadata, or at least, there's no standard tagging method for them... afaik.
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Old 25th July 2012, 01:41   #3
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Ok. but there has to be some standard because beatport is using metadata with aiff files. They work in du gear and software like pioneers cdj 2000 and native instruments traktor.

if this isn't a standard then it would be a feature request. but if the industry has standardized this would it be a bug? Right?

Also what about broadcast WAV files. those have meta data does winamp support that?
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Old 25th July 2012, 01:53   #4
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wav files don't have a truely standard tagging format - yes somethings can be put in a RIFF header but even that's not standardised from my understanding when this came up a few years back (and i don't think much has changed since then).

there are different approaches with some having better adoption than others, but then you get things like slapping an ID3 tag (as used on MP3 files) on the wav file (which sounds like that might be the case with your file if you've able to have coverart). however that isn't ideal doing that or using APEv2 tags (as is an alternative i've heard being used on these files).


whatever the case, it would be a feature request though it would be a very bastardised request if what you have is wav + ID3 (or something like that) as it's cobbling two unrelated things together as a way to workaround what was never intended. as such i'll shift this to the wishlist forum (though that never guarantees anything ever happening).

-daz
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Old 25th July 2012, 04:13   #5
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Thanks for the help guys!
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