Announcing pytaglib

Lukáš Lalinský lalinsky at
Fri Dec 21 08:35:11 UTC 2012

Done. :)

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Michael Helmling
<michaelhelmling at> wrote:
> And of course, in case the taglib maints consider this package interesting,
> I'd be very happy to see it linked in the "Language Bindings" section on
>! :-)
>> Hi tag-interested people,
>> I'd like to announce "pytaglib", the new Python bindings for TagLib
>> (
>> I wrote the library because the two existing python bindings, TagPy and
>> Python-TagLib, don't seem to be actively developed and lack support for
>> Python 3. Additional advantages of pytaglib are:
>> 1. Supports both Python2.x and Python3.x with the same code base (no 2to3
>> needed).
>> 2. Uses the Cython compiler for easy interfacing to C++ with a clear,
>> Python-like syntax.
>> 3. Extremely small code footprint (only ~200 SLOC) makes it lightweight
>> and robust.
>> 4. Uses the PropertyMap-Interface of TagLib-1.8 for format-independent tag
>> access with maximum flexibility.
>> 5. Length, bitrate, sample rate and number of channels are accessible as
>> well.
>> To install pytaglib, you need a system running taglib-1.8 (with
>> development headers) and Cython compiled for your version of python. Then
>> pytaglib can be installed with easy_install or pip. For more details confer
>> the README. Users of Arch Linux can also install python-pytaglib from the
>> AUR. I will try to create Debian and Ubuntu packages ASAP and enforce
>> integration in the major distributions.
>> So far the packages probably has not been tested by a wide audience,
>> however I know a few people using it for quite some time now without
>> problems. If you encounter any bug or have other questions or suggestions,
>> please don't hesitate to use the github issue tracker for reporting them.
>> Regards,
>> Michael
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