Spotlight importers expose metadata in files to Spotlight, allowing easy, powerful desktop searching of your computer's contents.
FLACImporter is a Spotlight importer for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files, allowing Spotlight searches on the file's metadata such as title, artist, album and genre.
OggImporter is a Spotlight importer for Ogg (FLAC) and Ogg (Vorbis) files, allowing Spotlight searches on the file's metadata such as title, artist, album and genre.
The importers are free software released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
The current stable version of FLACImporter is 1.1, released 16 February 2009.
The current stable version of OggImporter is 1.0, released 22 January 2007.
FLACImporter and OggImporter import the following metadata, if present. The Vorbis tag names used by the importer to determine the values follow the field in parentheses.
- Sample rate
- Bits per sample (FLAC only)
- Bitrate (Vorbis only)
- Album (ALBUM)
- Artist (ARTIST)
- Composer (COMPOSER)
- Genre (GENRE)
- Year (DATE)
- Comment (DESCRIPTION)
- Title (TITLE)
- Track Number (TRACKNUMBER)
- Total Tracks (TRACKTOTAL)
- Compilation (COMPILATION)
- Disc Number (DISCNUMBER)
- Total Discs (DISCTOTAL)
- ISRC (ISRC)
- MCN (MCN)
- Encoding Application (ENCODER)
FLACImporter and OggImporter require Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later.
Need help with the importers? The forums are a good place to look for answers to common questions.
Building the importers from source requires the Xcode 2.4 tools from Apple.
There currently is no public subversion repository available.
The source code distribution is self-contained, and may be built using either the Xcode GUI or command-line tools.
If you are interested in helping with the development of the importers, please contact Stephen.
Would you like to contribute to the importers? Willing people are needed to:
- Translate the user interface into other languages
- Become one of the developers
- Anything at all!
If you are interested please contact Stephen.