Hi, been reading these forums for a while because I find I learn a lot without actually having to spend time coding my own projects, but here's my first question.

I am looking to develop a very simple program that can display all movie files (.avi at least to begin with) of a particular (user defined) genre. As I understand it, most information in these media files is included as ID3 tags.

Is there a class that I could use to get the ID3 tags in java, and if not, how would I go about making a 'getGenre' class?

Thanks for your time.

There are already many classes out there that can read the ID3 tag information. But as far as I'm aware, AVI files do not have 'ID3' tags as MP3s have but probably another form of metadata.

Here's where I started when I wrote a library years ago for ID3.
http://www.id3.org/Developer_Information