Re: [Muine] Some thoughts on playlist management
- From: Yo'av Moshe <bjesus gmail com>
- To: Tom Coleman <tmcol bigpond net au>
- Cc: Muine List <muine-list gnome org>, Jorn Baayen <jbaayen gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Muine] Some thoughts on playlist management
- Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 17:56:13 +0200
I'm certanialy voting for this one. I'm having this problem too, and
it's seems like the only solution that won't harm no-one.
Now we only need someone to write a patch for it... :)
On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 02:08:52 +1100, Tom Coleman <tmcol bigpond net au> wrote:
> Well although this will certainly fix the problem, I don't really like
> the idea of having a significant portion of my collection improperly
> What about the possibility of having a gconf key specifying a directory
> under which muine won't group songs into albums? I realise its fairly
> clumsy, but it seems the best solution to me, and having it in gconf
> will mean it will be hidden to those who don't know why its there.
> On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 14:57 +0100, Jorn Baayen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Yea, this is a known problem, but from the Muine side there is nothing
> > that can be done about it I think. Single-track albums are valid and do
> > exists, so having a certain minimum of tracks won't do.
> > The best I can suggest is hacking up a simple script that will strip
> > album tags off all your single songs.
> > HTH,
> > Jorn
> > On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 20:19 +1100, Tom Coleman wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I've always really enjoyed using muine because my listening habits are
> > > very album based, and muine fits my use case very well (I'm sure it
> > > works well more many others too).
> > >
> > > However, for whatever reason, I have a collection of songs that aren't
> > > whole albums. Just random tracks that I liked and picked up along the
> > > way...
> > >
> > > The problem that this causes is that the Album list ends up having all
> > > these albums in it consisting of single (or a couple) of tracks. This
> > > means that its harder to find the 'real' albums, plus it can be a source
> > > of disappointment :) For me it would be more appropriate if those tracks
> > > were only to appear in the Song list...
> > >
> > > As it is I don't see any good way to fix this problem.. here's a couple
> > > of things I thought of
> > > 1) Define an album as having at least X tracks. Clumsy and generally
> > > bad, I'd say..
> > > 2) Use the 'total tracks' tag. However this is often not defined, plus
> > > it would probably be quite annoying if an album didn't appear just
> > > because you were missing one song (for whatever reason)
> > > 3) Define a seperate directory where 'single tracks' are placed.
> > > Although I think its clumsy, and perhaps asks too much from the user, I
> > > personally would be willing to do it..
> > >
> > > Does anyone have any better ideas? (I'll admit mine aren't very good :)
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Tom
> > >
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