Access and write .mp3 metadata/tags using Python 3

andonefilms at gmail.com andonefilms at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 18:10:27 CET 2013


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> There are a couple libraries that ease that[1].  Matters are
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> complicated by the fact that there are two different versions of ID3
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> tags, v1 and v2.  However most of those libraries should handle them
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> just fine.
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> Also, I don't believe that the playtime length is actually encoded in
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> the file itself, so you might have to do some calculations to find
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> that.  I've wondered this myself and would be interested to learn
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> more.  You might look at[2] which seems to offer code using one of
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> those modules.
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> Based on the two links, it looks like Mutagen might be the first stop
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> for getting both parts that you need.
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> -tkc
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> [1]
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> https://wiki.python.org/moin/UsefulModules#ID3_Handling
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> [2]
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> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6037826/finding-the-length-of-an-mp3-file

I'm still a bit new to this.  When I download a module like Mutagen and unzip it I have a folder and tons of files within folders?  I see no file simply called mutagen?  So how can I import the module?



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