About This Reference

The Metadata Provider Library Reference is aimed at developers who want to write applications that use the libmd library to extract metadata from media files on attached devices. This metadata lets applications display track information and artwork so users can quickly browse device filesystems and search media libraries.

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The purpose and capabilities of libmd Metadata Provider Overview
The list of included Metadata Providers (MDPs) Included MDPs
The libmd configuration file, which lists the plugins and their preferential order Configuration file
Using the Metadata Provider Library API to manage metadata-extraction sessions and retrieve metadata from media files Metadata Provider API