Issue #74 invalid
hymced noname
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Hi Travis,

are you sure that the -Y/--release-year option is related to the id3v2 TYER or id3v2.4 TDRC or id3v1 Year field ?

Because it looks like it writes in the Original release year field (TORY or TDOR) like if --release-date where used.

I need to use --recording-date (TRDA or TDRC) so that the date can be seen by iTunes...

Comments (5)

  1. Travis Shirk repo owner

    iTunes is wrong, as are most players in this respect. Let's talk of a particular album, "Raw Power" by The Stooges, for example... A record from 1973 (--orig-release-date), that was recorded in 1972 (--recording-date). It may have been re-released which in different mix, or bonus tracks (--release-date). The fact that it was recorded in 1972 is mostly known only by fans, and it most definitely should not be filed under 1972. Lastly, a user might have 3 different versions of the record, each with a different --release-date, but same orig/recording date.

    The only time --recording-date is a valid default is for live recordings.

    So the default for -Y is --orig-release-date; but feel free to use --recording-date to satisfy iTunes.

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