I want to have a program that reads metadata from an MP3 file. My program should also able to edit these metadata. What can I do?
I got to search out for some open source code. But they have code; but not simplified idea for my job they are going to do.
When I read further I found the metadata is stored in the MP3 file itself. But I am yet not able to make a full idea of my baby program.
Any help will be appreciated; with a program or very idea (like an algorithm). :)
The last 128 bytes of a mp3 file contains meta data about the mp3 file., You can write a program to read the last 128 bytes...
The Information is stored in the last 128 bytes of an MP3. The Tag has got the following fields, and the offsets given here, are from 0-127.
Field Length Offsets Tag 3 0-2 Songname 30 3-32 Artist 30 33-62 Album 30 63-92 Year 4 93-96 Comment 30 97-126 Genre 1 127
WARINING- This is just an ugly way of getting metadata and it might not actually be there because the world has moved to id3v2. id3v1 is actually obsolete. Id3v2 is more complex than this, so ideally you should use existing libraries to read id3v2 data from mp3s . Just putting this out there.