Can i use getID3 in my website code for managing mp3 files?

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Can i use getID3 in my website code for managing mp3 files?

Post by Khushi » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:03 pm

Can i use getID3 in my website code for managing mp3 files.If i am not selling and distributing the code to anyone else just using for managing tags and files that are downloadable on internet then is it ok or i can't use getID3 for that.

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Re: Can i use getID3 in my website code for managing mp3 fil

Post by James Heinrich » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:55 pm

Yes, certainly, that's a perfectly acceptable use of getID3.

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Post by Khushi » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:56 pm

Now i am developing a media site where users could upload their media and those files will be downloadable by other users.I need getID3 to add tags to files according to user input and some other stuff.I don't know much about licensing so just want to know that is it ok to use getID3 in my website or i need commercial license for this.

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Re: Can i use getID3 in my website code for managing mp3 fil

Post by James Heinrich » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:24 pm

That is also perfectly fine.

You can use getID3 to read or write files on your website however you see fit, that will never be a problem.

The only time you need to consider licensing issues is when you're creating software for distribution (not just used locally) that includes getID3 source files. Even in this case that's perfectly fine if your software is released under GPL (or compatible) license. It's only if you want to distribute software including getID3 with a non-GPL-compatible license that you would need a commercial license.

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Re: Can i use getID3 in my website code for managing mp3 fil

Post by Khushi » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:05 pm

Thanks for help James.

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