man MP3::Tag::CDDB_File () - Module for parsing CDDB files.


MP3::Tag::CDDB_File - Module for parsing CDDB files.


  my $db = MP3::Tag::CDDB_File->new($filename, $track); # Name of MP3 file
  my $db = MP3::Tag::CDDB_File->new_from($record, $track); # Contents of CDDB

  ($title, $artist, $album, $year, $comment, $track) = $db->parse();

see MP3::Tag


MP3::Tag::Inf is designed to be called from the MP3::Tag module.

It parses the content of CDDB file.

The file is found in the same directory as MP3 file; the list of possible file names is taken from the field CWcddb_files if set by MP3::Tag config() method.

  ($title, $artist, $album, $year, $comment, $track) =
parse_filename() extracts information about artist, title, track number, album and year from the CDDB record. CW$what is optional; it maybe title, track, artist, album, year, genre or comment. If CW$what is defined parse() will return only this element. Additionally, CW$what can take values CWartist_collection (returns the value of artist in the disk-info field DTITLE, but only if author is specified in the track-info field TTITLE), CWtitle_track (returns the title specifically from track-info field - the CWtrack may fall back to the info from disk-info field), CWcomment_collection (processed EXTD comment), CWcomment_track (processed EXTT comment). The returned year and genre is taken from DYEAR, DGENRE, EXTT, EXTD fields; recognized prefixes in the two last fields are YEAR, ID3Y, ID3G. The declarations of this form are stripped from the returned comment. An alternative syntax Recorded/Recorded on/Recorded in/ is also supported; the format of the date recognized by ID3v2::year(), or just a date field without a prefix.
 $title = $db->title();
Returns the title, obtained from the CW'Tracktitle' entry of the file.
 $artist = $db->artist();
Returns the artist name, obtained from the CW'Performer' or CW'Albumperformer' entries (the first which is present) of the file.
 $track = $db->track();
Returns the track number, stored during object creation.
 $year = $db->year();
Returns the year, obtained from the CW'Year' entry of the file. (Often not present.)
 $album = $db->album();
Returns the album name, obtained from the CW'Albumtitle' entry of the file.
 $comment = $db->comment();
Returns the CW'Trackcomment' entry of the file. (Often not present.)
 $genre = $db->genre($filename);