MP3 Management can be used to build a catalog of MP3 files in a MySQL database. It can traverse a given directory to find MP3 files. For each MP3 file that is found, it extracts its ID3 tags, including album art, and adds an entry in a MySQL database. The class also extracts 20 second clips of each MP3 file and stores them in a subdirectory named clips. The duration of the clips is configurable. The class is intended to be used with the Id3 Tag Correction and Downloading script, which corrects id3 tags and downloads lyrics, artist biographies, and other information using Web services and other Web sites.
Nextls is a console application that keeps track of your music collection using a MySQL database to store information such as length, bitrate, metadata, and where on the hard drive it is located. When Nextls is launched, it will figure out any changes done since the previous run and update the database accordingly. The database is very simple to work with, and there also exists a sister project in Nx2 that will allow you to take your database online and stream your music from a Web browser.