Odd/Inconsistent metadata in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"

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DonnTerry
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Post by DonnTerry » March 19th, 2019, 3:00 pm

(This is for version 1): https://librivox.org/a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthurs-court-by-mark-twain/

All (other) Librivox downloads I've looked at have metadata in "English" (spaces and capitalized). This one has the metadata in "Computer", that is in all lower case with spaces replaced by underscores, apostrophes elided, etc.. That's not exactly wrong, but doesn't look very good if the Album Title metadata is displayed (or used for text-to-speech); similarly for chapter titles (Title), etc.

Not a big deal, but I will be wanting to use the metadata (for all books), so if this occasionally happens, it would be nice to audit your recordings for other instances where the metadata doesn't lend itself to use by humans.

Donn

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Post by annise » March 19th, 2019, 4:28 pm

It's a 2005 recording. LV started in August that year. Many things have been improved as we grew, I doubt you would find any similar metadata on later files, But you will find odd metadata caused by different character sets which produced so-called "Chinese". It doesn't happen anymore.

Anne

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