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C/C++ library for accessing the MusicBrainz Cover Art Archive


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CoverArtArchive Client Library


To get started quickly have a look at the examples directory which contains various sample programs. API documentation can be generated using Doxygen. The online version of the API documentation can be found here.

Compiling and Linking

This package provides a pkg-config script that returns the necessary compiler and linker flags, as well as the version number. To build a small sample program using the C++ API one would use:

g++ -o test_app test_app.cpp `pkg-config libcoverartcc --cflags --libs`

To build a small sample program using the C API one would use:

gcc -o test_app test_app.c `pkgconfig libcoverart --cflags --libs`

If you don't want/can't use pkg-config and you are using the C API, make sure you link in the C++ standard library:

gcc -o test_app test_app.c -lcoverart -lm -lstdc++


If you have any questions about this library, feel free to ask on the MusicBrainz development mailing list:

Please submit bug reports to the MusicBrainz bug tracking system:

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