[FFmpeg-trac] #7970(avformat:new): Guess character encoding of ID3v1 tags

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Sun Jun 23 19:56:54 EEST 2019

#7970: Guess character encoding of ID3v1 tags
             Reporter:  jyrkive   |                     Type:  enhancement
               Status:  new       |                 Priority:  normal
            Component:  avformat  |                  Version:  git-master
             Keywords:  id3v1     |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:            |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0         |
 This ticket is essentially a variant of #7203. #7203 was closed because
 the file in that ticket uses ID3v2 tags and the tag in question was
 encoded as Windows-1251 but tagged as ISO-8859-1.

 However, as far as I can tell, ID3v1 has no way to specify the character
 encoding. FFmpeg simply assumes UTF-8, and it's not always right. The
 attached file has the "artist" field encoded as Shift-JIS. Its value is す
 ずき けいこ.

 It would be great if FFmpeg attempted to heuristically detect character
 encoding of ID3v1 tags.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/7970>
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