These functions let you read and manipulate ID3 tags.
ID3 tags are used in MP3 files to store title of the song, as well
as information about the artist, album, genre, year and track
Since version 0.2 it is also possible to extract text frames from
ID3 v2.2+ tags.
No external libraries are needed to build this extension.
id3 is part of PECL and can be installed using the PEAR installer.
To compile PHP with id3 support, download the sourcecode, put it in
php-src/ext/id3 and compile PHP using --enable-id3.
This extension has no configuration directives defined in php.ini.
This extension has no resource types defined.
Most of the id3 functions either let you specify
or return a tag version. In order to specify the version
please use on of these constants.
ID3_V1_0 is used if you are working with
ID3 V1.0 tags. These tags may contain the fields title, artist,
album, genre, year and comment.
ID3_V1_1 is used if you are working with
ID3 V1.1 tags. These tags may all information contained in v1.0
tags plus the track number.
ID3_V2_1 is used if you are working with
ID3 V2.1 tags.
ID3_V2_2 is used if you are working with
ID3 V2.2 tags.
ID3_V2_3 is used if you are working with
ID3 V2.3 tags.
ID3_V2_4 is used if you are working with
ID3 V2.4 tags.
ID3_BEST is used if would like to let the id3 functions
determine which tag version should be used.