Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Matroska

Some years ago I decided to use Matroska as the container format for everything, including audio‐only files. Using a unified container format would simplify the metadata handling, among other things. Unfortunately, while the whole idea looked good on paper, it turned out that life isn’t that simple. It is now 2016, and the support for Matroska as the container for audio‐only files (.mka) is still microscopic, if at all existent. So I have decided to revert to using “native” FLAC, MP3 and MP4.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ID3Tag, MP4Tags and VTags

Joining my collection of simple Perl tag editors are ID3Tag, MP4Tags and VTags, that let you edit ID3v1/ID3v2, iTunes and Vorbis tags respectively. ID3Tag also supports editing of the ID3v2 tag in DSF (DSD Stream File) files. I have been using these editors “in-house” for many years, and I have now decided to release them to the public.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Why is a glyph for the U+2010 HYPHEN still lacking in most Windows fonts?

After all these years, most Windows fonts still don’t have a glyph for the U+2010 HYPHEN Unicode character. Heads up, Microsoft!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MkTags, a simple Matroska tag editor in Perl

I have now added a ‘SetMkTag’ command line utility to my MkTags project that lets you edit several files at once. It does have several limitations, so please be careful.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

MkTags, a simple Matroska tag editor in Perl

There has been many changes to MkTags since I last posted here. Please get that latest version (currently 20150524).

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MkTags, a simple Matroska tag editor in Perl

MkTags is a simple Perl application that lets you edit the tags in a Matroska file. It supports most of what’s in the official tag specifications. There is no fancy GUI; it simply launches a text editor. It could be viewed as a simplification of the XML that MKVToolNix uses, hence it is relatively open‐ended.