ID3

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ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format.wikipedia
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List of ID3v1 Genres

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For an explanation of this List of ID3v1 Genres, see ID3.

APE tag

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It competes with the APE tag in this arena.
APE tags are more similar to Vorbis comments than ID3 tags.

MP3

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ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format.
Most MP3 files today contain ID3 metadata, which precedes or follows the MP3 frames, as noted in the diagram.

Metadata

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ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format.
The metadata for compressed and uncompressed digital music is often encoded in the ID3 tag.

Tag editor

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There are also specialized applications, called taggers, which concentrate specifically on editing the tags and related tasks.
These are mainly taggers for common audio tagging formats like ID3, APE, and Vorbis comments (for example Windows Media Player and iTunes), but can also be taggers for JPEG, PDF and TIFF metadata (for example iPhoto).

ReplayGain

Further, Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player up to and including Windows 7 and WMP 12 (possibly beyond) contain a bug such that, if one were to use them to rate files, any Replay Gain tags one would have will be corrupted.
MP3 files usually use ID3v2.

Primus (band)

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Primus is the only band with its own ID3 genre tag, 'Primus', as introduced by Winamp.

Windows Media Audio

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Windows media ASF files (WMA, WMV) have their own tagging formats but also support ID3 Tags embedded as attributes.
The ASF container format specifies how metadata about the file is to be encoded, similar to the ID3 tags used by MP3 files.

Windows Media Player

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No version of Windows Explorer or Windows Media Player—up to and including Windows 10 (initial release) and WMP 12, respectively—interprets ID3v2.4 tags correctly. These programs can interpret ID3v2.3 and earlier, however. Windows Explorer finally supports reading ID3v2.4 tags with the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703).
The player will not play MP3 files that contain compressed ID3 headers ("tags"); trying to do so results in a "The input media file is invalid" error message.

Audio Interchange File Format

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In practice, the only other formats which widely uses ID3v2 tags are AIFF and WAV.
ID3 Chunk

Puddletag

Some, such as puddletag offer advanced features such as advanced batch tagging or editing based on regular expressions.
Batch Tag Editing. Write ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, MPEG-4, WMA, APEv2 Tags and Vorbis comments to multiple files at once.

Advanced Systems Format

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Windows media ASF files (WMA, WMV) have their own tagging formats but also support ID3 Tags embedded as attributes.
ASF files can also contain objects representing metadata, such as the artist, title, album and genre for an audio track, or the director of a video track, much like the ID3 tags of MP3 files.

International Standard Recording Code

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The standard for the ID3v2.2 tag, that was designed for use in MP3 files, and was published on March 1998, defined a way to embed ISRC in a 'TSRC' frame.

Vorbis comment

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Example are Ogg and FLAC, which use Vorbis comments.
Any tag name is allowed, and there is no format that the data values must be in. This is in contrast to the ID3 format used for MP3s, which is highly structured.

Audio file format

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ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format.

Apple Inc.

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ID3 is also specified by Apple as a timed metadata in HTTP Live Streaming, carried as a PID in the main transport stream or in separate audio TS.

HTTP Live Streaming

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ID3 is also specified by Apple as a timed metadata in HTTP Live Streaming, carried as a PID in the main transport stream or in separate audio TS.

MPEG transport stream

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ID3 is also specified by Apple as a timed metadata in HTTP Live Streaming, carried as a PID in the main transport stream or in separate audio TS.

De facto standard

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ID3 is a de facto standard for metadata in MP3 files; no standardization body was involved in its creation nor has such an organization given it a formal approval status.

Byte

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ID3v1 takes the form of a 128-byte segment at the end of an MP3 file containing a fixed set of data fields.

Genre

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Some players would play a small burst of static when they read the tag, but most ignored it, and almost all modern players will correctly skip it. This tag allows 30 bytes each for the title, artist, album, and a "comment", four bytes for the year, and a byte to identify the genre of the song from a predefined list of 80 values (Winamp later extended this list to 148 values).

Winamp

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Some players would play a small burst of static when they read the tag, but most ignored it, and almost all modern players will correctly skip it. This tag allows 30 bytes each for the title, artist, album, and a "comment", four bytes for the year, and a byte to identify the genre of the song from a predefined list of 80 values (Winamp later extended this list to 148 values).

XMMS

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The extended block is not an official standard and is only supported by few programs, not including XMMS or Winamp.

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