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Subject: RE: ID3 database browsing
From: VanBaren, Gerald (AGRE) (Gerald.VanBaren_at_smiths-aerospace.com)
Date: 2004-10-14


> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of Linus
> Nielsen Feltzing
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:03 AM
> To: Rockbox development
> Subject: Re: ID3 database browsing
>
> BlueChip wrote:
> > I quote the mail to which mine was a reply:
> > "The apple ipod database format is very well documented.
> Why not use
> > that? Then people who use itunes can also benefit from
> this... -eric"
>
> I tried googling for the database format documentation. The closest
> thing I could find was:
>
> http://homepage.ntlworld.com/simon.mason20/ipod_tunes_spec.htm
>
> A search on http://developer.apple.com gave me nothing.
>
> Does anyone know where the open specification can be found?
>
> Linus

Hi Linus,

Linux Journel had an article on the iTunesDB format in Issue 104
"Learning the iTunesDB File Format"
  http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=6334
The database isn't an open standard. The article describes reverse
engineering the format.

gvb

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