Old 7th February 2002, 07:10   #1
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Reading ID3 Tags from an MP3

I'm making a program in which I want to read (and write) the ID3v2 tags from a file. I've found documentation for ID3v1 (the last 128 bytes of the file contain all the information I need). But I haven't been able to find anything for the v2 tags. Any help?

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Old 7th February 2002, 09:44   #2
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all you need to know about id3v2 is here:
http://www.id3.org/develop.html
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Old 7th February 2002, 15:35   #3
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Thanks! Looks like I'm officially in over my head, but it'll be exciting!
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Old 22nd March 2002, 00:51   #4
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How can this be done with Visual Basic 6 in a plug-in? The whole site is in C++??
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Old 25th March 2002, 22:00   #5
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You have to use wrappers or API to connect to the C++ functions. Luckily some people have already written programs for this.
The VB program to read from the C++ id3lib can be found here: http://surf.to/thefrogprince/
The wrapper to be able to write VB general Winamp plugins can be found here:
http://www.winamp.com/nsdn/vault/WinAMP_VB.jhtml

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Old 7th April 2002, 04:48   #6
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ID3 tag in streaming mp3

Hi, I'm doing a similar thing in java tho, all I'm doing is trying to read the ID3 tag but from a streaming mp3...like from a shoutcast stream. I've been able to connect to the stream and read all the data but I cant seem to find the ID3 tag anywhere. Is the ID3 tag actually in the stream, or is it somewhere else. Winamp is able to display the track name and author name of a stream so it must be somewhere.

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Old 7th April 2002, 05:39   #7
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I'm not clued up on the streaming protocol, but I know that Id3v1 tags are located in the last 128 bytes of a file, while ID3v2 tags are located at the beginning of a file. I'm not sure if the streaming protocol icludes these tags in the stream or not.
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Old 7th April 2002, 06:24   #8
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id3 in a streaming mp3

yeah somehow i dont think the ID3 tag is included in the stream.
I'm trying to find out where to obtain the ID3 info (just the track and artist name) for a streaming mp3.
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