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The libmusicbrainz (also known as '''mb_client''' or '''MusicBrainz Client Library''') is  a development library geared towards developers who wish to add [[MusicBrainz]] lookup capabilities to their applications. If you are looking for a complete, usable program to run, please try out [[Picard]].
 
The libmusicbrainz (also known as '''mb_client''' or '''MusicBrainz Client Library''') is  a development library geared towards developers who wish to add [[MusicBrainz]] lookup capabilities to their applications. If you are looking for a complete, usable program to run, please try out [[Picard]].
  
libmusicbrainz version 3.x and below have been deprecated since they use the old [[XML Web Service/Version 1]] or [[RDF]] based [[Web Service]]. '''All new development should happen with the new [[XML Web Service/Version 2]]''' or using libmusicbrainz version 4 or greater.
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libmusicbrainz version 3.x and below have been deprecated since they use the old [[XML Web Service/Version 1]] or [[RDF]] (now removed) based [[Web Service]]. '''All new development should happen with the new [[XML Web Service/Version 2]]''' or using libmusicbrainz version 4 or greater.
  
 
The libmusicbrainz is officially supported in 32 bit Windows (95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP), Linux and Mac OS X, with packages released for the RedHat and debian distributions. For more details on how to use this library, please take a look at the [[Client HOWTO|ClientHOWTO]].  
 
The libmusicbrainz is officially supported in 32 bit Windows (95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP), Linux and Mac OS X, with packages released for the RedHat and debian distributions. For more details on how to use this library, please take a look at the [[Client HOWTO|ClientHOWTO]].  
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|  [[Image:download.gif]]  ||  [ftp://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/libmusicbrainz-3.0.3.tar.gz libmusicbrainz-3.0.3.tar.gz] (104 KB)<br/><small>(MD5: f4824d0a75bdeeef1e45cc88de7bb58a)</small>  
 
|  [[Image:download.gif]]  ||  [ftp://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/libmusicbrainz-3.0.3.tar.gz libmusicbrainz-3.0.3.tar.gz] (104 KB)<br/><small>(MD5: f4824d0a75bdeeef1e45cc88de7bb58a)</small>  
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===Version 2.x===
 
 
: ''[[Image:Attention.png]] This version of the client library uses the old [[RDF]] [[Web Service|web service]] and should not be used in new development.
 
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|  [[Image:download.gif]]  ||  [ftp://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/libmusicbrainz-2.1.5.tar.gz libmusicbrainz-2.1.5.tar.gz] (512 KB)<br/><small>(MD5: d5e19bb77edd6ea798ce206bd05ccc5f)</small>
 
 
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==Language Bindings==
 
==Language Bindings==
  
* The Python bindings for the [[MusicBrainz]] client library for the old RDF based web service are now included with libmusicbrainz. (See above) <br/>
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* [[python-musicbrainz2|PythonMusicBrainz2]] Python bindings for the [[XML Web Service/Version_1|XML based web service]].   
* [[python-musicbrainz2|PythonMusicBrainz2]] Python bindings for the (new) [[XML Web Service|XML based web service]].   
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* Perl bindings for the [[XML Web Service/Version 1|XML based web service]]: [http://search.cpan.org/~bfaist/WebService-MusicBrainz-0.06/ WebService::MusicBrainz]  
* Perl bindings for the [[XML Web Service|XML based web service]]: [http://search.cpan.org/~bfaist/WebService-MusicBrainz-0.06/ WebService::MusicBrainz]  
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* [http://rbrainz.rubyforge.org Ruby bindings] for the [[XML Web Service/Version 1|XML based web service]].  
* [http://rbrainz.rubyforge.org Ruby bindings] for the [[XML Web Service|XML based web service]].  
 
* [http://pablotron.org/software/mb-ruby/ Ruby bindings] for the [[MusicBrainz]] client library (old RDF web service, '''not to be used for new development'''). 
 
* [http://search.cpan.org/search?query=MusicBrainz&mode=dist Perl bindings] [[http://www.punch.net/musicbrainz/perl/ Win32 PPMs]] for the [[MusicBrainz]] client library (old RDF web service, '''not to be used for new development'''). 
 
* [ftp://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/MusicBrainzDotNet-2.1.1.zip C# bindings] for the [[MusicBrainz]] client library (2.1.1). (old web service, '''not to be used for new development'''). 
 
 
* [http://www.ok-edv.de C#/.NET library] for the [[MusicBrainz]] client library (3.0.1). (calculation of [[MusicBrainz]] DiscID is missing (FreeDB ID is supported) - '''help is appreciated''').   
 
* [http://www.ok-edv.de C#/.NET library] for the [[MusicBrainz]] client library (3.0.1). (calculation of [[MusicBrainz]] DiscID is missing (FreeDB ID is supported) - '''help is appreciated''').   
* [[Musicbrainz Sharp|musicbrainz-sharp]]: Fully managed C#/.NET library for accessing the [[XML Web Service|XML based web service]]. (included support for calculation of MusicBrainz [[Disc ID|DiscID]]s)  
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* [[Musicbrainz Sharp|musicbrainz-sharp]]: Fully managed C#/.NET library for accessing the [[XML Web Service/Version 1|XML based web service]]. (included support for calculation of MusicBrainz [[Disc ID|DiscID]]s)  
  
 
''Other releases are available on the [ftp://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/data/ MusicBrainz FTP Server].''
 
''Other releases are available on the [ftp://ftp.musicbrainz.org/pub/musicbrainz/data/ MusicBrainz FTP Server].''

Revision as of 16:49, 1 July 2011

Products > libmusicbrainz

The libmusicbrainz (also known as mb_client or MusicBrainz Client Library) is a development library geared towards developers who wish to add MusicBrainz lookup capabilities to their applications. If you are looking for a complete, usable program to run, please try out Picard.

libmusicbrainz version 3.x and below have been deprecated since they use the old XML Web Service/Version 1 or RDF (now removed) based Web Service. All new development should happen with the new XML Web Service/Version 2 or using libmusicbrainz version 4 or greater.

The libmusicbrainz is officially supported in 32 bit Windows (95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP), Linux and Mac OS X, with packages released for the RedHat and debian distributions. For more details on how to use this library, please take a look at the ClientHOWTO.

Download

As of version 4.x, the client library uses the XML Web Service/Version 2. It is not backward compatible with previous versions. There is a new API involved.

Version 4.x

download.gif libmusicbrainz-4.0.0beta1.tar.gz (121 KB)
(MD5: 7dffa8fa08e4c0bc8119b8f48a15da41)

Version 3.x

Attention.png This version of the client library uses the old XML Web Service/Version 1 and should not be used in new development.
download.gif libmusicbrainz-3.0.3.tar.gz (104 KB)
(MD5: f4824d0a75bdeeef1e45cc88de7bb58a)

Language Bindings

Other releases are available on the MusicBrainz FTP Server.

License

The libmusicbrainz is licensed under the LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License).

Get Source Code

The source code of libmusicbrainz is available using anonymous Subversion access. Read the Subversion document for instructions on how to use Subversion and checkout the libmusicbrainz source code. Alternatively, you can browse the libmusicbrainz Subversion repository directly using the source browser.

svn checkout http://svn.musicbrainz.org/libmusicbrainz/trunk libmusicbrainz