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Chapter 8. Controlling Sound > Working with MP3 Song Information

Working with MP3 Song Information

MP3 files are the most popular format for storing and playing digital music. The MP3 compression is dramatic, and yet the quality is maintained at near-CD levels. Another virtue of MP3 files is that they are capable of carrying simple information about the audio file itself. This metadata (data about data) tag was originally appended to the end of an MP3 file and called ID3 version 1. Information about the music file (such as song title, artist, album, year, comment, and genre) could be stored at the end of the song file in the ID3 tag and then detected and read by decoders.

Over time and slight version upgrades, ID3 is currently at version 2. One of the more notable improvements was moving the data to the beginning of the song file to better support streaming. It now also supports several new fields, such as composer, conductor, media type, copyright message, and recording date.


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