From a thread I participated in in June 2002, I was interested by the fact that it is easy to extract some property info from a MP3 file. Basically, you can extract the title, artist, album and year info quite easily by using the following approach:
As mentioned by Rick Strahl, various versions of the tag format are available. Some adjustments might be necessary to fully support all versions.
from a solution provided by António Lopes with additional info posted by Rick Strahl