Metadata Extractors

Information on the music metadata extractors used during scanning

Music metadata

Music metadata is derived from audio files via one of the two Extractors for the Scanner:

The extractor used for scanning can be configured via configuration options using Scanner.Extractor.


TagLib is the default extractor. It is faster at extracting but does not support as many file formats/audio coding formats as ffmpeg.


You may want to try ffmpeg for extracting if you have files in your collection that are not supported by TagLib - see their official documentation for information on what is supported.