Skip to main content

TagLib bindings for python 2.x/3.x, written using cython

Project description


pytaglib is a package of Python (2.x/3.x) bindings for TagLib. To my knowledge this so far is the only full-featured audio metadata library that supports python3.x.

Also, the package gives you complete freedom over the tag names – you are not limited to common tags like ARTIST, ALBUM etc.; instead you may use any string as key as long as the underlying metadata format supports it (most of them do, including mp3, ogg, and FLAC). Moreover, you can even use multiple values of the same tag, to e.g. store two artists, several genres, and so on.


To compile the bindings you need need the Cython compiler for your version of python. Note that some distributions do not yet ship Cython compiled for python3, but you can easily get it by typing:

sudo easy_install3 cython

into a console.

pytaglib uses TagLib features that have been added only in version 1.8-BETA, so you need at least that version along with development headers.


python3 build
python3 test  # optional
sudo python3 install

Replace 3 by whatever Python version you use.


$ python3
Python 3.2.2rc1 (default, Aug 14 2011, 19:02:04)
[GCC 4.6.1] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import taglib
>>> f = taglib.File("x.ogg")
>>> f.tags
{'ALBUM': ['omgwtf', 'lol'], 'ARTIST': ['öätrnüö']}
>>> f.length
>>> f.sampleRate
>>> f.tags["ARTIST"] = ["A new artist"]
>>> del f.tags['ALBUM']

Project details

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page