[PD] get data from mp3 files

João Pais jmmmpais at gmail.com
Sat Apr 4 20:21:40 CEST 2015

>> I couldn't find an answer for this, so I doubt there is one: I have 100s
>> of mp3 files, from which I needed to extract data - namely name, and
>> duration.
> Would that be file name, or artist name?

yes, file name. although as a general idea it's interesting to get any  
field of the metadata.

>> As I can tell, there isn't any object that does this, e.g. like
>> [ext13/wavinfo] (hopefully I'm wrong).
>> Does anyone has an elegant solution for this?
> On Linux I'd simply run the sox or soxi command from the command line:
> soxi *.mp3
> and save its output to a textfile.
> Afaik sox is available for Windows as well, perhaps take a look at
> http://sox.sourceforge.net/SoX

yes, I imagine there is no other choice with current pd objects. which is  
a pity, as mp3 support is far from ideal.

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