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micha10589
Apr 11, 2006, 05:42 AM
Hi, I was wondering how much lyrics text is stored / can be displayed on the 5G iPod. Is there a limit as there is with notes? I've counted one of my song lyrics in lines and it was almost 70 lines of text.

Has anyone encountered incomplete (transfer of) lyrics on the iPod 5G?



MacDonaldsd
Apr 11, 2006, 06:23 AM
Dont think there will be a limit, not one that you would reach with song lyrics anyway. Text is small in terms of memory space so there would be no point having a limit.

mad jew
Apr 11, 2006, 06:37 AM
Could you paste in a large document such as an essay to get a rough estimation of the iPod's limitations? :)

Eraserhead
Apr 11, 2006, 07:28 AM
It's at least 829 lines long

Don't worry about the limit

kainjow
Apr 11, 2006, 07:33 AM
I read I think in the AtomicParsley source that it is 255 simply due to a bug in iTunes?? I'll have to confirm that later...

Edit: here we go most text atoms are limited to 255 bytes - this is a limitation of iTunes. AtomicParsley will truncate the data. Complain to Apple. uuid atoms are not subject to this restriction. not sure if this applies to the lyrics field or not...

Eraserhead
Apr 11, 2006, 08:42 AM
I read I think in the AtomicParsley source that it is 255 simply due to a bug in iTunes?? I'll have to confirm that later...

Edit: here we go not sure if this applies to the lyrics field or not...
Well unless 5000 characters can be expressed in 255 bytes, I think this is unlikely, as it worked fine for me.;)

sam10685
Apr 11, 2006, 12:14 PM
micha10589

let me guess... u were born on october 5th, 1989 and ur name is "micha".

kainjow
Apr 11, 2006, 12:18 PM
Well unless 5000 characters can be expressed in 255 bytes, I think this is unlikely, as it worked fine for me.;)
OK, that settles that :)

micha10589
Apr 11, 2006, 06:22 PM
It's at least 829 lines long

Don't worry about the limit


Ok, I won't! Thanks.

zach
Apr 11, 2006, 07:35 PM
micha10589let me guess... u were born on october 5th, 1989 and ur name is "micha".
sam10685

let me guess... u were born on october 6th, 1985 and ur name is "sam".

2nyRiggz
Apr 11, 2006, 07:53 PM
U know i haven't put any lyrics in my itunes...i guess i got something to do on the weekend.


Bless

sam10685
Apr 12, 2006, 12:33 PM
let me guess... u were born on october 6th, 1985 and ur name is "sam".

u guessed right... but SHHH... it's a secret.

g-ochoblanco
Jan 23, 2008, 07:36 AM
On my iPod Nano 3g running iPod software v1.1 and using iTunes v7.6, I pasted a large pure text file into the lyrics tab of a song (tried both MP3 and AAC versions). Full file size was 15,841 bytes, 15,793 characters (with spaces). The entire file shows up in iTunes after pasting. However, after syncing with iPod, only a portion of the lyrics (text) are displayed. For the MP3 song file, the iPod displays an amount of text which equates to a text file of 10,236 bytes or 10,204 characters (with spaces). For the AAC song file, displayed size is 10,241 bytes or 10,209 characters.

My understanding is that the id3v2 tag frames can hold up to 16 MB each. Does anyone understand why display of the lyrics frame data on the iPod is being limited to only about 10K?

publicdude
Dec 7, 2009, 02:07 AM
Just in case anyone has wondered...

I have gotten 20,611 characters (no spaces) with spaces 35,804. Comes right up on my phone. Its great since I insert reference info for audio books as lyrics.
:cool: