View Full Version : [all variants] accented characteres getting corrupted in tags

May 2nd, 2010, 03:07 PM
I rip CDs using abcde and cdparanoia.
The output MP3s have correct accents when I list them in a terminal.
I then tag the songs using id3v2 from the command line wrapped in a script which outputs the tags to the screen as it writes. Again, the characters are there. However, when I read these tracks in any music player the accented characters are always corrupt.

At what stage is this happening and how can I prevent it?

edit: I tested without retagging and the problem is there at that stage already. So... how do I get abcde/cdparanoia to rip and tag in such a way that the accents are not scrambled in music players?

May 2nd, 2010, 03:24 PM
While I'm on the subject - any way to get abcde/cdparanoia to embed the track numbers in the tags?