A JavaScript implementation of AcoustID Chromaprint
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A JavaScript implementation of AcoustID Chromaprint. Provides a web library for calculating chromatic fingerprints of audio data in a Javascript runtime (such as the browser or Node), and a command-line implementation of fpcalc, which gets fingerprints of local files.

Installation and usage


npm install -g chromaprint
fpcalc -h


npm install chromaprint
./node_modules/.bin/fpcalc -h


    <!-- attaches a chromaprint object to window -->
    <script src="path/to/chromaprint.js"><script>
        // Assuming loadAudio gets a decoded audio stream.
        loadAudio(url, function(stream) {
            chromaprint.calculateFingerprint(stream, console.log);


The top-level chromaprint object has a number of factory functions, which it exposes purely for testing. The public API is pretty thin, though.

  • chromaprint.calculateFingerprint(stream, [options], callback) Calls callback with the compressed and Base64 encoded fingerprint (a String).
  • chromaprint.calculateRawFingerprint(stream, [options], callback) Calls callback with the uncompressed fingerprint (a Buffer).
  • chromaprint.compress(buffer) Compresses a buffer, returning a compressed Buffer.
  • chromaprint.base64encode(buffer) Encodes the bytes in the buffer into a Base64 String.

Testing and development

    git clone
    cd chromaprint.js
    npm install
    npm test
    npm test:server # starts a mocha test server

Report issues to the issue tracker.

Further reading

There may be something of intrest in the wiki

License, copyright, thanks, etc

chromaprint.js is licenced under the LGPL (same as chromaprint). See the included LICENSE file.

It was written by bjjb, as a port of Lukáš Lalinský's original C++ library. You can read more in the of the lib/] directory.

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