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Watch those ID3 tags!
Authored by: aramis on Feb 12, '04 11:49:08AM

Keep in mind that you'll be merging your ID3 tags together too. If you have a tool to strip all tags before you cat them together, you'll be in better shape, standards speaking.

Pretty much all modern players know to ignore garbage in the middle of the file, but some older (especially hardware based) players may either chirp when they get to the merge points or just stop playing all together.

If you're merging tracks that lived in iTunes, odds are there's an ID3v1.x tag on the end of each track (128 bytes long) and an ID3v2.x tag on the front which could be several KB if there's album art, lyrics, or any of the longer IDv2 elements included.

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