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badben25

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does adding information to files eg. tag data to audio files increase their file size? like, if i add song info, album art, n maybe evn lyrics, will it increase the size? will other files such doc, txt, ppt, zip, rar etc etc be affected too?
and the vista style 'new topic' button looks great :whistling: hope 'add reply' etc are also replaced by vista style ones..

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Michael

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Ever made an empty text file and gave it a really long name only to find it is still 0KB is size. The same applies to all the other data you add to files, it does not make the file any bigger.

You see all the data is stored in a file system. I not going to explain files systems in any detail, it will suffice to say it is how the data is cut up into little managable pieces and how meta data about the file is stored.
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Actually, it depends. If you are encoding this information (like an ID3 tag) directly onto the file, then yes, it will increase the size, but not in any volume that would be noticable.

Your typical MP3 is around 4 MB in size.

Adding a 30 byte ID3 tag to a file that is 4194304 bytes in size won't noticably increase how big it is, but it will technically increase it.
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