User:Ianmcorvidae/Developer Resources

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Client libraries

python-musicbrainz2
A client library written in Python which provides easy object oriented access to the MusicBrainz database using the XML web service version 1. outdated
libdiscid
A C library for creating MusicBrainz disc IDs from audio CDs.
See also: Disc ID Calculation.
libmusicbrainz
A C development library geared towards developers who wish to add MusicBrainz lookup capabilities to their applications.

Developer documentation

XML web service
The REST-based webservice API for direct access to MusicBrainz data (Please review the libraries above before writing your own implementation).
The relaxng schema for the webservice is available at http://svn.musicbrainz.org/mmd-schema/trunk/schema/musicbrainz_mmd-2.0.rng
Server setup
The MusicBrainz Server is not available as an executable application. Setting up the server will require you to checkout the source code and follow the INSTALL file's instructions.
Database Setup
The MusicBrainz Database contains all the metadata information available on musicbrainz.org and anyone is free to download and make use of it (and we encourage this!). Setting it up will require access to a PostgreSQL database. See instructions as part of the Server Setup above or use mbslave.
Release Editor Seeding
For information on providing programmatic information to the release editor (from another site or an application)
Picard Tag Mapping
The documentation for how Picard maps concepts to tags; useful if you want to use these tags elsewhere, or if you'd like to follow the same standard.
See also: ID3v2.4.0
Disc IDs and Tagging
MusicBrainz Identifier
Communicating with other developers
IRC: Here's where you ask questions of real live people, if anyone's awake. You love it, you know it.
Mailing Lists: And here's where you ask if we aren't awake, or for anything style-related or needing more consideration than can be easily given in IRC.
MusicBrainz Summits: These happen occasionally, and people get together and talk about MusicBrainz. You should consider coming! Even if not, the discussions had here are sometimes important, and might be worth perusing.