What additional information do people include in the album MP3 tag?
October 4, 2006 6:31 AM Subscribe
I need to understand the most popular ways that people "corrupt" the album tag within their MP3's with additional information (such as disc number).
posted by mr_silver to Computers & Internet (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm working on something which will take the name of an album from the metadata in an MP3 and pass it to a server to do some funky stuff involving searching of catalogues of albums available to purchase.
The problem that I've found is that some people (myself included) "corrupt" the album tag with additional information that would cause a straight album search to fail.
For example, a common one appears to be putting the disk number someone in the album name. For example, I have an album called "Cream Classics (disc 1)" but my friend might have it labelled as "Cream Classics [D1]".
As such, doing a straight search on these examples will fail because that is not the correct album name. So therefore I need to include some logic that strips out that additional information prior to searching.
Unfortunately I don't know what the common ways that people use the album field to hold additional information. Will just handling the two presented above solve 80% of the issues or are there other things that I need to consider?
So in short:
1. If you put additional information into the album title field, what do you put and how do you format it?
2. Is there any way I can use the web or a website to look through how people mangle the title field to put additional information?