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Posted by: Nathan Willis on October 10, 2006 11:59 AM
I asked David Collet (MP3FS's creator) about that issue (tag writing); unfortunately he wasn't able to get back to me by press time. In short, though, he said that he has considered implementing writablity, but he isn't convinced that it is worth the trouble.

For one thing, you have to make the tags writable, but not the data blocks (because the tags really exist in the FLAC files, while the MP3-encoded audio does not).

For another, FLAC uses Ogg-style tags, and they aren't always easy to map between ID3-style tags, particularly when different apps want to write them in different ways. He did express a willingness to look into adding more tags to the set exported.

And no, don't worry, MP3FS will not double-encode any MP3s. It transcodes FLAC and FLAC only; everything else passes through unaltered.


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