I'm making an app in iOS using swift.What I want to do is get all music file on the directory/iPhone storage,just like iTunes did on Mac/iPhone.
Since I'm really new with iOS programming,So I really don't know where to start.I'll really appreciate any suggestion and advice.
What I want to do is get all music file in my directory,so that I get music tittle,music album and music can played on my app.
Thanks in advance.
The question is a bit unclear (to me at least).
You are looking to create a kind of music player application ? You want to add your own music (A) or use the music that the user have in his Music App Library (B) ?
In the second case, you might be looking for something like this.
Music files are represented by MPMediaItem instances. You could use retrieve them through a MPMediaQuery, for example :
// All let mediaItems = MPMediaQuery.songsQuery().items // Or you can filter on various property // Like the Genre for example here var query = MPMediaQuery.songsQuery() let predicateByGenre = MPMediaPropertyPredicate(value: "Rock", forProperty: MPMediaItemPropertyGenre) query.filterPredicates = NSSet(object: predicateByGenre)
At this point, you have all (or some if you filter) songs included in Music App Library, so you can play them with a
MPMusicPlayerController after setting a playlist queue :
let mediaCollection = MPMediaItemCollection(items: mediaItems) let player = MPMusicPlayerController.iPodMusicPlayer() player.setQueueWithItemCollection(mediaCollection) player.play()
There is probably the possibility to access somehow the metadata (title, genre, artist, ...) from the songs.
This probably won't work on simulator.