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Thread: FLAC to Apple Lossless Bug - Conversion of Lyrics

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    Exclamation FLAC to Apple Lossless Bug - Conversion of Lyrics

    R 14.2 FLAC to Apple Lossless has the following Bugs in converting Lyrics

    1 Does not convert all of the lyrics. Only converts the first few sentences. Used software TagScanner to compare the lyrics in both files, .flac and .m4a

    2 iTunes 10.5.2 does not display any lyrics for the imported Apple Lossless file.

    Can provide the .flac files for verification / testing.

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    Re: FLAC to Apple Lossless Bug - Conversion of Lyrics

    m4a has a maximum length of the fields in a tag (off the top of my head).

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    Lightbulb Re: FLAC to Apple Lossless Bug - Conversion of Lyrics

    Have just tried the following...

    1 Edit the Lyrics field in the converted .m4a file using TagScanner (Tag Editor) software

    Original Flac file
    - Save the lyrics to a text file

    ALAC file (from dBpoweramp conversion)
    - Clear the lyrics field
    - Load text from Saved file
    - .m4a Lyrics field still displays truncated Lyrics
    - Save the .m4a file

    SO was just about to agree with your comments re field length is limited, as TagScanner is still displaying truncated Lyrics


    2 iTunes

    - add the saved .m4a file to library
    - right click on file, select Get Info
    - iTunes NOW DISPLAYS ALL THE LYRICS


    SO PROBLEM IS with dBpoweramp conversion
    - as reported in Original Post Problem *2, iTunes 10.5.2 does not display the Lyrics for any .m4a files that have been converted from FLAC to Apple Lossless by dBpoweramp

    The TagScanner software
    - seems to indicate that your conversion has populated the Lyrics field

    BUT iTunes does not display any Lyrics until the .m4a file has been edited and/or saved using the TagScanner software
    Last edited by johnski; 01-12-2012 at 09:39 PM.

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    Further testing...

    1 TagScanner software, (TagEditor)
    - select a different .m4a file (that was converted from Flac by dBpoweramp)
    - perform NO CHANGES to any Tags
    - merely click on the Save button

    2 iTunes
    - Get Info, Lyrics field NOW DISPLAYS the Lyrics. However they are truncated (caused by dBpoweramp conversion). Truncated lyrics...

    (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah, ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
    (Oh, oh oh oh oh ooh-ah-ah, only the lonely, only the lonely)

    Only the lonely (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)
    Know the way I feel tonight (Ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
    Only the lonely (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)
    Know t

    3 TagScanner software, (Tag Editor)
    - edit the Lyrics field as described in previous post, Save the file.

    4 iTunes
    - Get Info, Lyrics field NOW DISPLAYS ALL THE LYRICS

    (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah, ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
    (Oh, oh oh oh oh ooh-ah-ah, only the lonely, only the lonely)

    Only the lonely (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)
    Know the way I feel tonight (Ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
    Only the lonely (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)
    Know this feeling ain't right (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)

    There goes my baby, there goes my heart
    They're gone forever, so far apart
    But only the lonely know wh-why-why I cry, only the lonely
    (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah, ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
    (Oh, oh oh oh oh ooh-ah-ah, only the lonely, only the lonely)

    Only the lonely (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)
    Know the heartaches I've been through (Ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah
    Only the lonely (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)
    Know I cry and cry for you (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)

    Maybe tomorrow a new romance
    No-o-o more sorrow, but that's the chance
    You've got to take, if your lonely heart breaks
    Only the lonely (Dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah)

    Send me an email if you would like the files for testing.
    Last edited by johnski; 01-12-2012 at 09:41 PM.

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    Question Re: FLAC to Apple Lossless Bug - Conversion of Lyrics

    Have you been able to duplicate these problems?

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    Re: FLAC to Apple Lossless Bug - Conversion of Lyrics

    Possible issue noted.

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    Question Re: FLAC to Apple Lossless Bug - Conversion of Lyrics

    How often do you release software updates / bug fixes?

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    Re: FLAC to Apple Lossless Bug - Conversion of Lyrics

    Officially we have never pledged support for lyric tags, it is potentially down for R15, as with lyrics comes synchronized lyrics as well.

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