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'tfile.h' file not found - Xcode 4.5.2 #90

Vdue opened this Issue · 2 comments

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I am using Xcode 4.5.2 on OSX 10.8.2

I downloaded the latest TagLib.framework and added the framework to my project.

If I am doing a simple (here I left out the brackets in the imports):
#import TagLib/TagLib.h
#import taglib/tag.h
#import taglib/fileref.h
TagLib::FileRef f("test..mp3");

I get a compiler error:
.../taglib.framework/Headers/fileref.h:29:10: 'tfile.h' file not found

The framework files are sitting in .../Documents/XCode/Frameworks. I included the folder in the Header Search Path


Did not manage to get the taglib.framework up and running, so I produced a dylib file:

download the taglib-master files and do cmake, make and install according to the INSTALL instructions of taglib-master in the terminal window:
$ make
$ sudo make install

this produces:

open a new blank XCode project

  • drag: /usr/local/lib/libtag.1.12.0.dylib into the project (file shows-up in the Link Library) Under PROJECT -> Build Settings define:
  • Header Search Paths /usr/local/include/taglib
  • Library Search Paths /usr/local/lib

the project file in which you are going to make the include statements rename from .m to .mm (since we are mixing languages)


  • (void) readMp3 {
    TagLib::FileRef f("YourMusicFile.mp3");

    NSString *artist = [[NSString alloc] initWithCString:f.tag()->artist().toCString() encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
    NSLog(@"artist %@", artist);


I'm not sure where you got the framework from, but the Framework generated by cmake this way with cmake works fine:

cmake -DBUILD_FRAMEWORK=true . && make

After adding tag.framework to a project doing 'import "tag/tfile.h" from a .mm file works fine.

Your second error is also not a bug. You need to add [install-dir]/include/taglib to your header search path. This is mentioned in "Installing TagLib" in the front page of the API docs:

"Note that TagLib's include install directory must be included in the header include path. Simply adding will not work."

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