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AIFF metadata support

asked 2014-01-17 15:57:16 +0300

Hirager gravatar image

updated 2014-01-17 15:57:43 +0300

I have an album from Beatport shop which is in aiff file format and supposed to have metadata. It plays fine, however the only information available in the media app is the filename. Please add the aiff metadata support in the future. Thank you.

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By the way - does Jolla media application change the underscore marks in name to spaces automatically? I just realised this difference between the file name and name presented in application itself.

Hirager ( 2014-02-01 16:51:56 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-17 17:29:15 +0300

netzvieh gravatar image

updated 2014-01-17 17:39:53 +0300

I have metadata support for AIFF on my Jolla. I don't have a beatport account, so I converted a video file to AIFF format and added tags with the id3v2 tool:

$ ffmpeg -i Downloads/Nostromo_-_Always_Hardcore.avi -acodec pcm_s24be Downloads/audio.aiff
$ id3v2 -a "Scooter" -A "youtube" -t "One (Always Hardcore)" -T "01" Downloads/audio.aiff

in my media app the file shows up with:

  • Artist: Scooter
  • Album: youtube
  • Title: One (Always Hardcore)
  • Tracknumber: 1

AIFF support on Linux isn't that well, e.g. mediainfo or vlc don't show any metadata in the file:

$ mediainfo Downloads/audio.aiff 
Complete name                            : Downloads/audio.aiff
File size                                : 54.4 MiB

id3v2 however does:

$ id3v2 -l Downloads/audio.aiff 
id3v1 tag info for Downloads/audio.aiff:
Title  : One (Always Hardcore)           Artist: Scooter                       
Album  : youtube                         Year:     , Genre: Unknown (255)
Comment:                                 Track: 1
id3v2 tag info for Downloads/audio.aiff:
TPE1 (Lead performer(s)/Soloist(s)): Scooter
TALB (Album/Movie/Show title): youtube
TIT2 (Title/songname/content description): One (Always Hardcore)
TRCK (Track number/Position in set): 01

So could you check wether there are any ID3(v2) tags in your files? On Linux and Mac I'd suppose to install the id3v2 command line tool.

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I don't have a computer now. I remember that Amarok player used to display the titles correctly even if the aiff decode library was not installed.

Hirager ( 2014-01-20 23:19:53 +0300 )edit
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