(I hope this is not a dupe, it’s my second submission, …again. Re-sign in, blank screen, re-enter text. spit)
For Metadata Tags: “Genre,” there is a drop-down selection: Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, etc, it might be a standardized list? Most audio editors have that. (I notice that http://id3.org/id3v2-00 has a list of 125, …even “Booty Bass,” ISYN.) One can also type in what’s not on the list, --such as Speech, News, Birdsongs, Wildlife; Nature, Notes, Sports, Machinery, …whatever.
I know much software does standardize some tags, such as track and title, for sorting, and so on. …super annoying when they don’t ask first. (OF COURSE software knows better than me!)
My question is, is Genre a standardized list? If so, how is it used? I’m kinda afraid to type in stuff and disturb the almighty MP3 Standards Gods, if any. (DELETE or mislabel?) So I’ll often leave it blank. Am I being paranoid? Thoughts?