Wednesday, July 01, 2009

ID3 v2.3 MP3 Embedded Images

I've just spent the better part of two days trying to figure out how to extract an image embedded in an mp3 is AS3. Given a starting point of I didn't even know they embedded images in mp3's (doesn't sound like a very good idea to me) - and then having looked at the ID3 v2.3 site (now on 2.4) I felt none the wiser.

It's the most seriously unhelpful documentation on an overly complicated file format. With a few added extras, just to make you chuckle, like an image format of "$11 A bright coloured fish".

Salvation from the horror of trying to make sense all this came in the form of Ben Stucki and his Metaphile AS3 Library.

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