Playing around with my new Fuze, I noticed a problem already mentioned here: here (ABI forum).
If I write my tags in ID3V2.4,UTF8, tag length is very limited. Although tags are truncated here with UTF16 and Latin encodings, too, the number of characters displayed is much more reasonable.
UTF8: 16 characters (annoying)
UTF16: 31 characters
ISO: more than 50 (in library view); 31 characters (now playing)
UTF8: 32 characters (not enough some times)
UTF16, ISO: more than 50 (library view), 63 characters (now playing)
A bug eats up two characters from the beginning of the album string using ISO encoding. But I wont switch back to ISO anyways, so I don’t really care.
I find this rather weird, because UTF8 needs less space than UTF16, even if its converted it should use the same space per character, not more.
If I say “more than 50” this is because the Fuze switches back to now playing after about 20 seconds. Probably the string has full length internally.
My tags were gernerally 64 characters long, I tried different programs to write the tags (foobar2000, tagscanner, mp3tag). No ID3V1 were present in my files.
The problem seems to be still present with .28
Any suggestions, solutions?
I’d be happy if I could use UTF8 (because I use fb2k for just about everything with my music) and see the same limits as with UTF16