Re: reducing clutter by adding methadata

On 30.07.2010 13:14, Alexey Fisher wrote:
> Hallo all,
> I write to both tracker-list and gnome-multimedia lists.
> i use gnome-sound-record for my study and daily work. I think it is
> great application but i think it bring more files and more clutter in my
> life. So i plan to add some code to gsrecorder, to write methadata to
> created files. My question to you all is: what methadata make most
> sense?
> Use xmp or standart ogg tags, or both?

gnome-soundrecorder uses gstreamer and that supports various metadata.
It is quite easy to add e.g. a datetimestamp and a comment. The format
of the metadata depends on the fileformat used for recording. gstreamer
has xmp support, but its not done for all formats. E.g. wav/avi have no
xmp support yet, allthough adding that is a matter of one evening as the
whole xmp parsing and formatting is done in a utility library.

If you are interested join #gstreamer irc and talk to us (my nick is


> I think about fallowing methadata structure:
> -> Time
>     > Creation time
>        > what i did in this time, use record from evolution callender
>           > what i usually do, use zeitgeist
> -> Location
>   > Realname of account owner
>   > account uuid? or host name/uuid?
>      > use gps or wlan mac for location... bu-ga-ha... it is useful, but
> make me scary.
> -> make privat mode and do not write too match.
> Any other ideas or comments?
> Regards,
> 	Alexey
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