I am very glad to announce the release of libtagedit 1.0 beta2 and its python bindings. Libtagedit is a C++ library with Python bindings using sip (www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk) to make editing tags, information or comments in music files easy. It has a plugin infrastructure for easy extension and supports MP3 (ID3v2 reading/writing and ID3v1 reading), Ogg Vorbis and (new in this release!) FLAC files.
.: Description: Due to the different structure and information stored in the several music formats, this library only supports the storage of the seven fields Title, Artist, Album, Year, Genre, Tracknumber and Comment (all of arbitrary length in every file format). Also, length and bitrate will be read from the file (more technical information like channels and sample rate may be added in future 1.x releases). Editing the tags can take place without any knowlegde of the file format on the disk, so having complete albums consisting of different formats is not a problem any more. Furthermore, using the Python bindings, file information can be easily read out or changed in scripts or interactive sessions. Creating, for example, m3u files becomes a cakewalk:
--== sample code ==-- import tageditor import os
m3ufile = file("files.m3u", "w") m3ufile.write("#EXTM3U\n") for f in os.listdir("."): if os.path.splitext(f) not in tageditor.tagEditorExts(): continue tag = tageditor.createTagEditor(f) m3ufile.write( "#EXTINF:%i,%s - %s\n" % (tag.getLength(), tag["Artist"], tag["Title"])) m3ufile.write(tag.filename() + "\n") --== end of sample code ==--
.: Changes since 1.0b1: 2003-08-31 Torsten Marek email@example.com * added FLAC support * changes/additions to the build system, now Ogg Vorbis and FLAC are disabled when not detected on the system * released as 1.0b2 2003-06-01 Torsten Marek firstname.lastname@example.org * in id3Tag::getSongInfo(): replaced head |= tmp by head |= (unsigned char)tmp to avoid wrong length computation
There aren't any changes in the Python bindings, they're just for completeness.
.: Requirements: libtagedit: Ogg Vorbis libraries (optional) FLAC C and C++ libraries (optional) libtagedit-python: Python 2.2 or 2.3 with distutils sip 3.8 .: Where to get it: http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/libtagedit
.: Where to send questions: Torsten Marek email@example.com