[PD] get data from mp3 files

João Pais jmmmpais at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 12:27:23 CEST 2015

shell doesn't work in windows. there might be a similar object (although I  
didn't find it yet), or I can try any other kind of command.
but it would be nice to do it directly from Pd. I can do it already with  
wav files through wavinfo, but it's a bit exagerated to convert several  
Gbs of mp3 to wav, when I only need the information (I'm even not going to  
play them).

> You can run that command with the shell object from extended.. can't you?
> On Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 7:21 PM, João Pais <jmmmpais at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 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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