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chuckl_498
09-18-2007, 10:46 AM
I recently upgraded from an earlier version of dMC to R12 Reference. With the new version, I'm unable to get any of the MP2 encoders to put ID tags in the output MP2 files. I can produce APE and MP3 files with tags, but not MP2 files. Previous versions produced tags in MP2 files. What am I missing? Was this capability removed, or have I just not found the right config setting? If the encoders can't do what I need, can I use scripting to put tags in my MP2 files?

I need tags (in ID3v1 format, no less) in MP2 files for my Arrakis DC6 player.

Spoon
09-18-2007, 11:14 AM
mp2 will tag just as mp3 does, atleast it should do, if you hold hte mouse over the mp2 file, does dbpoweramp show the tag in teh popup?

chuckl_498
09-18-2007, 02:12 PM
No, there are no tags in the file. Actually, I'll take that back. If I tell dMC to put the AccurateRip Result tag in the file (along with the usual other tags), then the file has the AccurateRip Result tag, but no other tags!

Hexdump of top of file with AccurateRip Result, Album Art, Album Artist, etc., selected:

00000000 49 44 33 03 00 00 00 00-0F 76 54 58 58 58 00 00 *ID3......vTXXX..*
00000010 00 44 00 00 00 41 63 63-75 72 61 74 65 52 69 70 *.D...AccurateRip*
00000020 52 65 73 75 6C 74 00 41-63 63 75 72 61 74 65 52 *Result.AccurateR*
00000030 69 70 3A 20 41 63 63 75-72 61 74 65 20 28 63 6F *ip: Accurate (co*
00000040 6E 66 69 64 65 6E 63 65-20 32 29 20 20 20 5B 39 *nfidence 2) [9*
00000050 43 32 44 35 34 45 32 5D-54 58 58 58 00 00 00 33 *C2D54E2]TXXX...3*
00000060 00 00 00 41 63 63 75 72-61 74 65 52 69 70 44 69 *...AccurateRipDi*
00000070 73 63 49 44 00 30 32 30-2D 30 30 33 33 31 37 35 *scID.020-0033175*
00000080 63 2D 30 32 65 65 35 34-65 37 2D 30 66 31 30 61 *c-02ee54e7-0f10a*
00000090 37 31 34 2D 31 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *714-1...........*
000000A0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *................*
000000B0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00-00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 *................*

Hexdump of top of file with AccurateRip Result NOT selected:

00000000 FF FD C2 00 44 44 44 77-77 77 77 66 66 66 66 DA *....DDDwwwwffff.*
00000010 DB 64 6D B4 49 00 00 00-00 00 00 0A AA AA AA AA *.dm.I...........*
00000020 AA AA AA AA AA FB EF BE-FB EF BE FB EF BE FB EF *................*
00000030 BE FB EF BE FB EF BE FB-EF BE FB EF BE FB EF BE *................*
00000040 FB E7 BD EF 7B DE F7 BD-EF 7B DE F7 BD F7 DF 7D *....{....{.....}*
00000050 F7 DF 7D F7 DF 7D F7 DF-7D F7 DF 7D F7 DF 7D EF *..}..}..}..}..}.*
00000060 7B DE F7 BD EF 7B DE F7-BD EF 7B DE F7 BD EF 7B *{....{....{....{*
00000070 DE F7 77 77 77 77 77 75-B1 6C 6D B6 DB 6D B7 CD *..wwwwwu.lm..m..*
00000080 6B 5E F7 BD EF 7B DE F7-BD EF 7B DE F7 DF 7D F7 *k^...{....{...}.*
00000090 DF 7D F7 DF 7D F7 DF 7D-F7 DF 7D F7 DF 7D F7 BD *.}..}..}..}..}..*
000000A0 EF 7B DE F7 BD EF 7B DE-F7 BD EF 7B DE F7 BD EF *.{....{....{....*
000000B0 7B DD DD DD DD DD DD D6-C5 B1 B6 DB 6D B6 DF 35 *{...........m..5*

LtData
09-18-2007, 04:52 PM
Where are you encoding from, a CD rip? Did dMC pull down the meta-data? Are "Artist" and the like checked in the ID Tag Options?

chuckl_498
09-18-2007, 08:55 PM
As I said, APE and MP3 formats produce proper tags. The lack of tags in MP2 format occurs whether I'm ripping from CD or converting from another format. BTW, "Artist" is not an available option in ID Tags options. It looks like this is a standard, always-there tag. (If tags are produced.)

It seems that the AccurateRip Result tag makes it into the MP2 file because it's not actually inserted by the MP2 encoder. It's inserted by CDGrab.exe, not CoreConverter.exe, after the encoder is done.

The MP2 encoder seems to be unable to produce tags. Interestingly, this agrees with the help file, which says that the MP2 encoder can neither read nor write tags.

Spoon
09-19-2007, 04:19 AM
There are no DSPs selected such as Manipulate ID Tags? that could remove all the tags.

chuckl_498
09-19-2007, 07:04 AM
No DSPs are enabled.

chuckl_498
09-20-2007, 03:07 AM
Bump. Spoon and LtData seem to think that the MP2 encoder should write tags. The help says that it can't. For me, the help seems to be correct. But this is a big step backward from earlier releases.

Spoon
09-20-2007, 05:12 AM
Confirmed issue, tags are not being written to mp2, will release an updated version to beta soon.