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On 30 April 2013 07:00, luciano de souza <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am trying to create a small tool that reads and writes mp3 metadata.
> It's really easy. The last 128 bytes of a mp3 file stores the required
> information.
> In Pascal, the structure representing mp3 metadata is:
> type
> TID3 = record
> signature: array[0..2] of char;
> title, artist, album: array[0..29] of char;
> year: array[0..3] of char;
> comment: array[0..29] of char;
> genre: byte;
> end;
> My first difficult is: how to represent a Lua 128 bytes structure like that.
> And how can I read the last 128 bytes of a file and attibutes it to a
> structure, probably a table, with this fields, sized with the given
> values?
> In order words, I don't know what I should use to read and write a set
> of bytes in Lua and I don't know how to represent C or Pascal
> structures.
> Best regards,
> Luciano

Looks like you're trying to read ID3v1.
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