[ID3 Dev] Reading Tags into a Database

John Slane jaslane64 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 10 09:56:37 PST 2011

Thank you very much for the head-up on your program.  I have cruised through SourceForge and other favorite resources, looking for something like this.  I don't know how I missed it.  I look forward to giving this a go during the coming weekend.

Although I will figure it out eventually, perhaps you can comment -- if you have time:

1) Does the program write to the Windows registry?

2) mp3Gain writes (if I remember correctly) to APE tags.  Could those be affected/corrupted in any way through use of jampal?

Once again, thanks for helping me out on this one.


From: Peter Bennett <pgbennett at comcast.net>
To: id3v2 at id3.org; John Slane <jaslane64 at yahoo.com>; Chris Morton <salt.morton at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 8, 2011 1:44:48 PM
Subject: Re: [ID3 Dev] Reading Tags into a Database

 You can download my program Jampal ( http://jampal.sf.net ). This
creates a library from your mp3 files. The library can be customized to
contain any combination of mp3 frames you specify. The libraray is a
file with extension jmp and is a csv (comma separated text file)
encoded with UTF-8. If you can read a comma separated file this can do
what you want. Also there is a command line program included with
Jampal, TagUpdate, which can print the full contents of tags, also can
update them. The print output would have to be parsed to be usable for
importing to SQL.


On 1/4/2011 1:55 PM, John Slane wrote: 
Thanks, Chris. 
>Boy, those are some great sites!  I haven't yet found my answer to my
>original question, but I've found lots of other really interesting
>stuff.  I'll do some better digging in those sites tonight.
>>Again, thanks.
>>ps.  I have learned that Mp3tag can export CSV, and that TkSQLite can
>import CSV.  So maybe there is a combo of these that will create my ID3
>From: Chris
>Morton <salt.morton at gmail.com>
>To: id3v2 at id3.org
>Sent: Tuesday, January
>4, 2011 1:03:33 PM
>Subject: Re: [ID3 Dev]
>Reading Tags into a Database
>I don't have an answer, but you might also try the crowds
>over at:
>> Chris
>On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM,
>John Slane <jaslane64 at yahoo.com> >wrote:
>I hope this is a
>>legitimate question for this mailing list.  Given the audience, I
>>figured it was worth a shot.
>>>>Does anyone know of a software program (preferably free) that will read
>>the ID3 tags from a Windows folder full of mp3 files and pump them into
>>something like an SQLite database?  It would be important to also
>>capture the path to each file file location.
>>>>I can do this using popular software like MediaMonkey, since its
>>"Library" is an SQLite database that contains the ID3 info and path
>>info for each file selected.  Songbird also creates an SQLite DB.  But
>>these are big programs containing players and other baggage.  
>>>>Is there something out there that will just collect the tag and path
>>info, and arrange it into a searchable/sortable database?

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