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Re: [Bug-gnupod] DESC field in iTunesDB / lyrics display

From: H. Langos
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnupod] DESC field in iTunesDB / lyrics display
Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 23:27:32 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 06:00:08PM +0200, Richard van den Berg wrote:
> On 5/9/09 5:04 PM, H. Langos wrote:
>> Are you sure that the postings you've read about lyrics display where
>> talking about your model?
> Yes. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=160916 suggests that  
> the iPod reads the lyrics from the mp3 and not the iTunesDB. That would  
> explain why my test failed. I only set the lyrics_flag, but did not add  
> a USLT tag. I can confirm that iTunes also adds a USLT tag when you add  
> lyrics to an mp3.
> I just did another test with 2 files with USLT tags. When the  
> lyrics_flag is 0, no lyrics are shown. When it is 1, the lyrics are  
> shown! So gnupod should really set the lyrics_flag when a USLT is  
> present in mp3 files.

Cool, I'll try that on my iPod. 

> This also means that filling the description field with the USLT info  
> for non-podcast mp3s is pretty useless. I don't have enough experience  
> with podcasts to check if the description field or USLT tag is shown for  
> those files.

It is the "desc" attribute. I worked with podcast files that had the
ULT tag though (id3v2.0 predecessor of USLT). I didn't have a file with 
USLT tag to test yet but for podcasts I can assure you that the content 
of the "desc" attribute is shown.


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