Read MBDB files.

v0.2.0 2017-06-05 14:39 UTC

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Read .mbdb files using PHP.

The .mbdb file extension is associated with the Apple iTunes, the standard manage application for iOS devices. A .mbdb file contains a list of files, that are stored in the backup of the iOS device. The MB database was introduced in iTunes 9.2.

Project Outlines

The project outlines as described in my blog post about Open Source Software Collaboration.

  • The main purpose of this library is to provide an interface to Apple's MB database format using PHP.
  • The features should not go beyond Apple's features and functions. So the features of this software are limited to those of Apple.
  • This list is open. Feel free to request features.


The preferred method of installation is via Packagist and Composer. Run the following command to install the package and add it as a requirement to composer.json:

composer require thefox/mbdb