Modifying MP3 tags (ID3v1)

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    Modifying MP3 tags (ID3v1)

    Whats the easisest way to accomplish this with C++? I was looking at two MP3 libraries, but was having difficulties implementing them. The libraries that I am referring to are:

    1. http://id3lib.sourceforge.net/
    2. http://developer.kde.org/~wheeler/taglib.html

    All that I am trying to do is modify the artist field for the ID3v1 tag. Any help/pointers on how to do this would be great!

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    I had a very easy time with id3lib. Taglib, on the other hand, supports other formats than MP3.
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    The format is well documented (or was last time I was playing with it) you could write your own accessors to get the data and change it... But it depends on what the goal of your project is... I just wanted to know how it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee
    I had a very easy time with id3lib. Taglib, on the other hand, supports other formats than MP3.
    Well I don't really care about any format other than MP3. I really just want the simplest way to edit the album field for the tag. I looked into it more in depth on friday, but was having difficulities getting either of the libraries to compile.

    Edit: I meant to say album, not artist! Oops.
    Last edited by yourbuddypal; 07-18-2006 at 10:28 AM.

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    > but was having difficulties implementing them.
    Well you could try being more specific than "it didn't work"

    My guess is you probably didn't build the libraries after you installed them, or forgot to tell your compiler / linker where to find them.

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    Well you could try being more specific than "it didn't work"

    My guess is you probably didn't build the libraries after you installed them, or forgot to tell your compiler / linker where to find them.

    State compiler / OS and error messages.
    Ack, you caught me in my web of vagueness. I am currently looking further into the id3lib. I believe i have the code that I need but I am in fact working on linking the libraries correctly. The linking issue shouldnt have been the problem when I checked this stuff out, but that was last week and I unfortunately cannot provide any more info on it. I havent really properly installed the libraries either. I was just trying to copy the specific files that i needed and include them in my project. I'm a noob with this

    Edit: Oops - Compiler is a little freeware program - Quincy 2002. OS is XP Pro.
    Last edited by yourbuddypal; 07-18-2006 at 12:43 PM.

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