TIKA - Extracting mp3 Files

Given below is the program to extract content and metadata from mp3 files −

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.tika.exception.TikaException;
import org.apache.tika.metadata.Metadata;
import org.apache.tika.parser.ParseContext;
import org.apache.tika.parser.mp3.LyricsHandler;
import org.apache.tika.parser.mp3.Mp3Parser;
import org.apache.tika.sax.BodyContentHandler;

import org.xml.sax.SAXException;

public class Mp3Parse {

   public static void main(final String[] args) throws Exception, IOException, SAXException, TikaException {

      //detecting the file type
      BodyContentHandler handler = new BodyContentHandler();
      Metadata metadata = new Metadata();
      FileInputStream inputstream = new FileInputStream(new File("example.mp3"));
      ParseContext pcontext = new ParseContext();
      //Mp3 parser
      Mp3Parser  Mp3Parser = new  Mp3Parser();
      Mp3Parser.parse(inputstream, handler, metadata, pcontext);
      LyricsHandler lyrics = new LyricsHandler(inputstream,handler);
      while(lyrics.hasLyrics()) {
      System.out.println("Contents of the document:" + handler.toString());
      System.out.println("Metadata of the document:");
      String[] metadataNames = metadata.names();

      for(String name : metadataNames) {		        
    	  System.out.println(name + ": " + metadata.get(name));

Save the above code as JpegParse.java, and compile it from the command prompt by using the following commands −

javac Mp3Parse.java
java Mp3Parse 

Example.mp3 file has the following properties −

Example MP3

You will get the following output after executing the program. If the given file has any lyrics, our application will capture and display that along with the output.


Contents of the document:

Kanulanu Thaake
Arijit Singh
Manam (2014), track 01/06
eng - 
Arijit Singh
Manam (2014), track 01/06
eng - 

Metadata of the document:

xmpDM:releaseDate: 2014
xmpDM:duration: 30171.650390625
xmpDM:audioChannelType: Stereo
dc:creator: Arijit Singh
xmpDM:album: Manam (2014)
Author: Arijit Singh
xmpDM:artist: Arijit Singh
channels: 2
xmpDM:audioSampleRate: 44100
xmpDM:logComment: eng - 
xmpDM:trackNumber: 01/06
version: MPEG 3 Layer III Version 1
creator: Arijit Singh
xmpDM:composer: Music : Anoop Rubens | Lyrics : Vanamali
xmpDM:audioCompressor: MP3
title: Kanulanu Thaake
samplerate: 44100
meta:author: Arijit Singh
xmpDM:genre: Soundtrack
Content-Type: audio/mpeg
xmpDM:albumArtist: Manam (2014)
dc:title: Kanulanu Thaake
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