Getting started with taglib in Xcode

Søren Krogh Neigaard soeren at
Wed Oct 30 11:21:32 UTC 2013

Yes that sounds great :) So I use basicly the same parameters like this:


But I can not find the framework it makes any where?

Thank you

On 30/10/13 09.45, Lukás( Lalinský wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM, Søren Krogh Neigaard 
> <soeren at <mailto:soeren at>> wrote:
>     Hi again,
>     I am struggling getting started using taglib in Xcode.
>     I think I have done the right thing here..? I have build taglib
>     with the following:
>     cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release
>     -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="/Users/soeren/dev-libs/build"
>     and ofcourse make and make install. I then added libtag.a and
>     libtag_c.a to my Xcode project and set the "User Header Search
>     Paths" to "/Users/soeren/dev-libs/build/include". Is this correct?
> Based on my limited experience building for OS X, I think it would be 
> easier to use a framework with Xcode. You can use cmake to build a 
> TagLib framework with -DBUILD_FRAMEWORK=ON (see the INSTALL file).
>     But now I dont know how to use this from Objective C? If i make
>     this import:
>     #import <taglib/taglib.h>
>     I get a compiler error, but I can do this:
>     #import "taglib/taglib.h"
>     But I can not figure out what to import to be able to use
>     "TagLib::FileRef" in my code. Do I need to make some kind of
>     wrapper to use this in Objective C, or what do I do now? Please
>     get me in the right direction, using a C++ library from Xcode/ObjC
>     is totally new for me.
> With this I can't help directly, I have no experience with Obj-C, but 
> have a look at some of Stephen's code that uses TagLib:

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