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How to Install Mutagen for Python in MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 21 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install Mutagen in Python on MacOS.  Mutagen is a Python module to handle audio metadata.

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install Mutagen 

Follow the below steps to install the Mutagen package on macOS using pip:

Step 1: Install latest Python3 in MacOS

Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.

python3 --version
pip3 --version

checking python and pip version in macos

Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.

pip3 install --upgrade pip

upgrading pip in macos

Step 4: Enter the following command to install Mutagen using pip3.

pip3 install mutagen

installing mutagen package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install Mutagen

Follow the below steps to install Mutagen package on macOS using the setup.py file:

Step 1: Download the latest source package of Mutagen for python3 from here.

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/f3/d9/2232a4cb9a98e2d2501f7e58d193bc49c956ef23756d7423ba1bd87e386d/mutagen-1.45.1.tar.gz > mutagen.tar.gz

downloading the source package for mutagen in macos

Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.

tar -xzvf mutagen.tar.gz

extracting the mutagen.tar.gz file in macos

Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

cd mutagen-1.45.1
python3 setup.py install

installing mutagen on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying Mutagen installation on macOS:

Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:

import mutagen

Verifying mutagen installation on macOS

If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.

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