[ID3 Dev] Reading Tags into a Database

Pascal Hibon phibon at scarlet.be
Tue Jan 4 10:12:52 PST 2011

Hi John,


If you only need a way to search for different information in the tags then
I would use one of those music managers who are available for free.

iTunes has a great interface when it comes to searching. The browser view
has separate windows that allow quick searches for genre, artist and album.
 From the search field virtually any information can be searched for. 

Hope this helps.







From: John Slane [mailto:jaslane64 at yahoo.com] 
Sent: dinsdag 4 januari 2011 18:54
To: id3v2 at id3.org
Subject: [ID3 Dev] Reading Tags into a Database


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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