Max Lazar

3rd Party (Free)

MIT License

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3


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  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



MX GetID3() extracts useful information from MP3s & other multimedia file formats (based on GetID3 library).


{exp:mx_getid3 file='/IMG00018-20100929-1318.jpg'}
<p>Size: {height}x{width}</p>
<p>Made by: {make} {model}</p>
<p>Date: {datetime}</p>
<p>Software: {software}</p>


Size: 1600x1200

Made by: Research In Motion BlackBerry 9000

Date: 2010:09:29 13:17:42

Software: Rim Exif Version1.00a 


{exp:mx_getid3 file='Closer To The Edge.mp3'}
    <p>File Name: {filename}</p>
    <p>Length: {playtime_seconds}</p>
    <p>Playtime: {playtime_string}</p>

    <p>Title: {title}</p>
    <p>Artist: {artist}</p>
    <p>Album: {album}</p>
    <p>Year: {year}</p>
    <p>Genre: {genre}</p>


File Name: Closer To The Edge.mp3

Length: 270.288845502

Playtime: 4:30

Title: Closer To The Edge

Artist: 30 Seconds To Mars

Album: We Love Winter 2011

Year: 2011

Genre: Pop  

getID3() is a PHP script that extracts useful information from MP3s & other multimedia file formats:

  • Tag formats:
    • ID3v1 (v1.0 & v1.1)
    • ID3v2 (v2.2, v2.3 & v2.4)
    • APE tags (v1 & v2)
    • (Ogg) VorbisComment
    • Lyrics3 (v1 & v2)
    • IDivX
  • Lossy Audio-only formats:
    • MP3, MP2, MP1 (MPEG-1, layer III/II/I audio, including Fraunhofer, Xing and LAME VBR/CBR headers)
    • Ogg Vorbis
    • Musepack (versions SV4-SV8)
    • AAC & MP4
    • AC-3
    • DTS
    • RealAudio
    • VQF
    • Speex
    • Digital Speech Standard (DSS)
    • Audible Audiobooks
  • Lossless Audio-only formats:
    • WAV (including extended chunks such as BWF and CART)
    • AIFF
    • Monkey’s Audio
    • FLAC & OggFLAC
    • LA (Lossless Audio)
    • OptimFROG
    • WavPack
    • TTA
    • LPAC (Lossless Predictive Audio Compressor)
    • Bonk
    • LiteWave
    • Shorten
    • RKAU
    • Apple Lossless Audio Codec
    • RealAudio Lossless
    • CD-audio (*.cda)
    • NeXT/Sun .au
    • Creative .voc
    • AVR (Audio Visual Research)
    • MIDI
  • Audio-Video formats:
    • AVI
    • Matroska (WebM)
    • ASF (ASF, Windows Media Audio (WMA), Windows Media Video (WMV))
    • MPEG-1 & MPEG-2
    • Quicktime
    • RealVideo
    • NSV (Nullsoft Streaming Video)
  • Graphic formats:
    • JPEG
    • PNG
    • GIF
    • BMP (Windows & OS/2)
    • TIFF
    • SWF (Flash)
    • PhotoCD
  • Data formats:
    • ZIP
    • TAR
    • GZIP
    • ISO 9660 (CD-ROM image)
    • CUEsheets (.cue)
    • SZIP
  • Metadata types:
    • EXIF (Exchangeable image file format)
    • IPTC
    • XMP (Adobe Extensible Metadata Platform)
  • Formats identified, but not parsed:
    • PDF
    • RAR
    • MS Office (.doc, .xls, etc)

MX GetID3 Links

This entry was created May 9, 2012, 1:43 pm.
This entry was last updated February 7, 2016, 9:54 pm.

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2 Reviews:

Maxwell 12.28.14

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Works great and free!
Make sure you’re passing in the server path to a file and not the url.

Steven Grant 03.06.13

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disappointing I couldn’t get this to work. Despite my Channel File url passing into the plugin - vars didn’t work inside the tag loop. Shame because would have been very handy for a client’s podcast.