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Thread: Reading ID3 tags from MP3's on a remote server

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    Reading ID3 tags from MP3's on a remote server

    Does anyone know a script or class that can do this without copying the entire file to the local server?

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    Standard file functions such as fopen will (depending on the config) allow you to open a stream resource via HTTP (for example). From there you can read the ID3 tags as normal.

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    So if I opened the file with fopen, how could I then read the tags?
    Code:
    $file = fopen("http://www.google.com/song.mp3", "r");
    $tags = id3_get_tag($file);
    Probably not like that, right?

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    Exactly like that Although the function prototype in the manual states that the first argument is a string, the full notes say you can pass a valid stream resource instead. You do need to make sure you have the id3 pecl package installed though.

    Code:
    pecl install id3

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    Thanks, I will try that in a bit!

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