[gstreamer-bugs] [Bug 428689] [id3tag] add prefer-charset property

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Wed Apr 11 13:20:30 PDT 2007

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------- Comment #6 from David Schleef  2007-04-11 20:20 UTC -------
I recommend fixing your mp3 files.  Any solution to viewing inconsistently
encoded tags requires manual intervention, which means you might as well do it
once instead of every time you view the tags.

Having a property is unworkable, since you need to see the tags to guess the
encoding, and then change the property to the desired encoding.  At this point,
it is too late to get the tags in the new encoding.

It would be nice to have something like a rhythmbox plugin that looks at all
tags, and if it sees one that it guesses is in the wrong encoding, it could pop
up a dialog that says:

  This file may contain metadata that is encoded incorrectly.  Please
  select the text that appears correct.

And display the tag as several likely encodings.  And then offer to fix the

In any case, I don't see this as a gstreamer bug.  It's a bug in your files. 
If you want a tool that fixes these for you, gstreamer is probably the wrong
place to put the code.

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