August 31, 2007

LastFM’s audio fingerprinting

Filed under: music — Stephen @ 9:34 am

LastFM are attempting to create a database of clean metadata about music – and provide a free API that lets you pull down definitive information about audio tracks…the classic problem with audio metadata is that people add their own metadata to content that isn’t that accurate – think spelling mistakes, think capitalisation – and this makes it hard to uniquely ID content (makes it hard for humans anyways).

So, the good people at LastFM have created a piece of software that scans your music collection, and farms all the information about it  over to an uber database – get the software here.



  1. I can’t work out if this is dark or not…

    Comment by Warren Hutchinson — August 31, 2007 @ 10:40 am

  2. I think the whole ‘farming information’ sounds a bit sinister

    Comment by rayelle — August 31, 2007 @ 10:41 am

  3. Well it’s no darker than scrobbling your entire music library anyways…

    Comment by Stephen — August 31, 2007 @ 10:44 am

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