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Jaudiotagger is a Java API for audio metatagging. Both a common API and format specific APIs are available, currently supports reading and writing metadata for:

  • Mp3
  • Flac
  • OggVorbis
  • Mp4
  • Aiff
  • Wav
  • Wma
  • Dsf

The main project page is http://www.jthink.net/jaudiotagger/ and you can contact the main developer via email:paultaylor@jthink.net


Jaudiotagger requires Java 1.8 for a full build and install, but the code is Java 1.7 compatible (You can run mvn package successfully with Java 1.7)


Jaudiotagger welcomes contributors, if you make an improvement or bug fix we are very likely to merge it back into the master branch with a minimum of fuss. If you can't contribute code but would like to support this project please consider making a donation—donations can be made at here.


Build is with Maven.

  • pom.xml : Maven build file

Directory structure as follows:

Under source control

  • src : source code directory
  • srctest : source test code directory
  • www : java doc directory
  • testdata : test files for use by the junit tests, not all tests are included in the distribution because of copyright
  • target : contains the jaudiotagger***.jar built from maven

IDE files

  • jaudiotagger.iml : JetBrains Intellij Module
  • jaudiotagger.ipr : JetBrains Intellij Project


  • license.txt : license file

Build details


mvn install

to compile, test, build javadocs and install into your local repository.


mvn site

to generate a website for Jaudiotagger including code coverage reports, they will be found in target/site/index.html.

Your test coverage can be seen at target/site/cobertura/index.html.

Periodically we upload latest Code Coverage to: http://www.jthink.net/jaudiotagger/maven/cobertura/index.html

Jaudiotagger uses http://drone.io for continuous integration, the latest artifacts can be downloaded from


To use in your own project starting with Jaudiotagger 2.2.3 as final versions are released they are now available in a maven repository on bintray.

I.e update your pom.xml as follows to use release 2.2.3: