Hello ID3 community,
Over the past year we at Beatport have been working to support as many ID3v2.4 frames as we could and populate them with accurate data.
We have updated our ingestion system for new files and retagged our old files to supply all frames and tags consistently.
I am excited to announce that as of today we are delivering all of our track MP3s and AIF with IDv2.4 tags containing the following frames:
UFID Beatport ID
TSRC ISRC (international standard recording code)
APIC $03 Cover Art [Cover (front)]
APIC $11 Beatport Waveform image (brightly colored fish)
TIT2 Trackname (Mixname) [Original filename]
TPE1 Artist [Lead performer(s)/Soloist(s)]
TPE4 Remixer [Interpreted, remixed, or otherwise modified by]
TALB Album / Release [Album/Movie/Show title]
TPUB Label [File owner/licensee]
TDRC Year (Published on Beatport)
TDOR Date (Original release)
TDRL Date (Published on Beatport)
TFLT File Type
TENC Encoded by
WOAF Beatport track detail page URL
WPUB Beatport label detail page URL
TKEY Key (initial)
TBPM BPM (Beats per minute)
TRCK Track Number [Track number/Position in set]
TIT1 Grouping (iTunes) - So iTunes can see Label
We are building solutions to support the following additional frames very shortly:
OWNE Date (Purchased)
TPOS Part of a set
USLT Lyrics (plain text / not timestamped)
We have made the decision to knowingly support v2.4 even though certain applications (such as Windows Media Player) do not.
With our customers being DJs using the latest tools, applications and technologies this is not an issue as DJ solutions all understand the need for (and support) "on file" tagging with ID3v2.4.
In the coming months we will be looking to expand the offering of frames not currently supported by version 2.4 and suggest approximately 20 additional frames for a possible version 2.5 frame set.
I hope to see the ID3 community continue to grow and evolve the format.
If any out there need additional information regarding the tags that Beatport is currently supporting, or would like to know more about what we will be supporting in the future, please let me know.
Peter Siciliano | CTO
Beatport | Play with music
2399 Blake Street Suite 170
Denver, Colorado USA 80205tel: +1.720.932.9103