Edward J. Allen III
and 1 contributors

NAME

Music::Tag::File - Plugin module for Music::Tag to get information from filename and directory entries.

SYNOPSIS

        use Music::Tag

        my $filename = "/var/lib/music/artist/album/track.mp3";

        my $info = Music::Tag->new($filename, { quiet => 1 });

        $info->add_plugin("File");
        $info->get_info();
           
        # Following prints "artist"
        print "Artist is ", $info->artist;

DESCRIPTION

Music::Tag::File is a Music::Tag plugin used to guess information about a music file from its filename, directory name, or contents of the directory it resides in.

This plugin will not overwrite values found by other plugins.

Music::Tag::File objects must be created by Music::Tag.

REQUIRED DATA VALUES

No values are required (except filename, which is usually provided on object creation).

SET DATA VALUES

album

Derived from directory file is in.

artist

Derived from parent directory of directory file is in.

tracknum

Derived from first number(s) found in file name.

track

Derived from filename with initial numbers removed.

disc

Set to 1 of 1 if no value set.

picture

Looks for folder.png, folder.jpg, or cover.jpg

lyrics

Looks for file of same name as filename with .txt extension.

booklet

Looks for any pdf file.

OPTIONS

lyricsoverwrite

If true will overwrite lyrics with values found by plugin.

coveroverwrite

If true will overwrite picture with values found by plugin.

no_savelyrics

If true will not save lyrics.

no_savecover

If true will not save cover.

METHODS

default_options()

Returns the default options for the plugin.

set_tag()

Saves info such as image files, lyrics, etc. Note: Currently calls save_lyrics method for all files that do not end in .mp3 unless np_savelyrics is set.

get_tag()

Gathers info from file name, text files, etc.

set_values()

A list of values that can be set by this module.

saved_values()

A list of values that can be saved by this module.

save_lyrics()

Save lyrics to a text file.

save_cover()

Save cover picture to disk.

BUGS

This method of determining information about a music file is always unreliable unless great care is taken in file naming.

Please use github for bug tracking: http://github.com/riemann42/Music-Tag-File/issues.

SEE ALSO

Music::Tag

SOURCE

Source is available at github: http://github.com/riemann42/Music-Tag-File.

AUTHOR

Edward Allen III <ealleniii _at_ cpan _dot_ org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2007,2010 Edward Allen III. Some rights reserved.

LICENSE

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either:

a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option) any later version, or

b) the "Artistic License" which comes with Perl.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the Artistic License with this Kit, in the file named "Artistic". If not, I'll be glad to provide one.

You should also have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program in the file named "Copying". If not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA or visit their web page on the Internet at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.

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