.NET Portable Class Library implementation of TagLib# (forked from TagLib# main project)
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Build status

This is a fork of the popular TagLib# project.

TagLib is a library for reading and editing the meta-data of several popular audio formats. Currently it supports both ID3v1 and ID3v2 for MP3 files, Ogg Vorbis comments and ID3 tags and Vorbis comments in FLAC, MPC, Speex, WavPack TrueAudio, WAV, AIFF, MP4 and ASF files.

This is re-implemented as a .NET Portable Class Library (PCL) targeting the following .NET target profiles:

  • .NET Framework 4.5+
  • Windows 8+
  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone Silverlight 8
  • Xamarin.Android
  • Xamarin.iOS

This is a work in progress and there are still some things needed to be done (see issues list).

Key Changes

Perhaps the biggest change is the removal of LocalFileAbstraction, which in TagLib# was the default when reading a file into the library. This was done to maximize portability without trying to do some fancy hoop-jumping to isolated a portable storage mechanism. A StreamFileAbstraction was added and could easily be used as the primary mechanism in the various File.Create methods used to read in a file.


If you clone and build from source, from a VS command prompt just type build. You can also get the most current version from NuGet directly.

Sample Usage

To read in an MP3 file (using WinRT as an example):

// assume you've got to the point where you have a StorageFile 
// via a file picker or something similar

var fileStream = await (StorageFile)file.OpenStreamForReadAsync();

var tagFile = TagLib.File.Create(new StreamFileAbstraction(file.Name,
                 fileStream, fileStream);

var tags = tagFile.GetTag(TagTypes.Id3v2);


There are other ways you can do this as well and this is just a simplest example.


For some brief history, please read http://timheuer.com/blog/archive/2014/05/23/porting-taglib-sharp-to-portable-class-library.aspx.