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Re: Bug#180507: ITP: v2strip -- Removes ID3v2 tags from MP3 files

On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 01:57:28AM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:

> >  v2strip is a little utility that removes ID3v2 tags from MP3
> >  files to provide backward compatibility for applications not yet
> >  supporting these tags.

> Er.  Both
>   /usr/bin/id3convert -2 --strip (libid3-dev)
> and
>   /usr/bin/id3v2 --delete-v2 (id3v2)
> will do this; why another?

D'oh, didn't think about that one, just started packaging it because
it was so nice and small :-)

But let me see...

Package: libid3-dev
Installed-Size: 468
Depends: libid3-3.7-13 (= 3.7.13-4.1), zlib1g-dev

Package: id3v2
Installed-Size: 100
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.1-1), libgcc1 (>= 1:3.2-1), libid3-3.8.2,
         libstdc++5 (>= 1:3.2-1), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4)

Package: v2strip
Installed-Size: 68
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.1-1)

v2strip is definitely "small and handy" compared to the other
solutions (just think about all the libs you'd have to install
otherwise).  Thinking of "one tool for one purpose", this might
sometimes be better than the other all-purpose packages.

Is this a "valid" reason for a new package?

> Also, id3v2 is designed to not interfere with applications that
> don't support them.  Why not file bugs against the programs that are
> having trouble with them?

You're right.  The package description was taken directly from the
homepage of v2strip.  I think the reason "backward compatibility"
should be changed to something like "compared to other packages, this
one is very small and does not depend on other libraries, as it is
_only_ able to remove ID3v2 tags" should be pointed out.


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