Re: [Banshee-List] Cleaning DB after moving music

You could get a graphical database editor and replace the paths in the original files with the new paths. Would be quite a pain but you'd maintain you ratings and pay counts etc.

On Dec 9, 2010 1:40 PM, "Paul Smith" <paul mad-scientist net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-12-09 at 15:14 +0100, Bertrand Lorentz wrote:
>> I think there's another way to remove the tracks from the old location
>> : the file location can be displayed in the track list and you can
>> search or sort by this field.
>> So you should be able to find all tracks that still refer to the old
>> location, select them all, right-click and select the "Remove from
>> Library".
> Heh. Tricky! Nice idea; I'll give it a try tonight.
> Of course now I've realized that when I do this I'll lose all my ratings
> anyway. Ugh.
> I really lament the fact that Banshee ties all the ratings[1] to the
> filesystem location. That just seems wrong to me. Those things should
> tied to a track, as a concept. If I move a track to a different
> location on my disk I want to keep my ratings. If I re-rip or convert
> the track to a different format (OGG vs. MP3 or whatever), I want to
> keep my ratings. Even things like editing the album title on the disk
> (for example to remove that annoying "[Explicit]" tag that Amazon adds
> or whatever) should not cause me to lose all my ratings--this one is
> much harder I grant you.
> Heck, if I listen to my music on a different system I'd like to transfer
> all my ratings.
> Has anyone ever tried to come up with and/or standardize on some format
> for transferring this data, kind of like a v-card for songs, or
> something, that all different music apps could (aspire to) support?
> -----
> [1] When I say "ratings" I of course mean all my track metadata
> including play counts, skip counts, ratings, and scores.
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