Re: [Muine] [PATCH] incomplete albums
- From: Jorn Baayen <jbaayen gnome org>
- To: "Yo'av Moshe" <bjesus gmail com>
- Cc: Tom McLaughlin <tmclaugh sdf lonestar org>, Muine List <muine-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Muine] [PATCH] incomplete albums
- Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 17:14:52 +0100
Yea, OK, sounds like the best solution. We'll need to put a big fat
notice on the website though, before new users start complaining that
muine doesn't eat their albums.
I will do the Muine side of things, but I'm no shell script hero- could
you or somebody else hack this up?
On Sat, 2005-01-15 at 16:42 +0200, Yo'av Moshe wrote:
> Yeah, it's doable, but why not sticking with the first solution - using tags?
> Muine already requires the user to have a quite-well-organized
> library. Why can't we ask for a 'total tracks' tag from our users?
> Not all of my albums have this tag, but I sure be willing to add it if
> it will let me add all of my songs that has no album into muine
> without ruining my beautiful albums list.
> Also, we can write a nice shell script that will tag all albums under
> whatever folder the user wants with the right 'total tracks' tag (i.e.
> 'filltotaltracks ~/Music/Albums').
> On Sat, 15 Jan 2005 13:58:53 +0100, Jorn Baayen <jbaayen gnome org> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2005-01-15 at 01:49 -0500, Tom McLaughlin wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2005-01-15 at 01:35 +0100, Jorn Baayen wrote:
> > > > After looking at this (I was about to commit it), I got a new idea:
> > > >
> > > > How about defining a minimum album time length? We could put it, at,
> > > > say, 15 minutes- this should leave most single songs out. (And we could
> > > > make a gconf key for it)
> > >
> > > Time or even number of tracks might cause some songs to be erroneously
> > > marked. I have Pink Floyd songs which are longer than some albums I
> > > own. When you do the album cover lookup, can you get the track listing
> > > from there and used that in some way to determine full albums vs. single
> > > songs?
> > Using only number of tracks is out of the question right away, because
> > some albums have one 60 minute track (the necks), and others have many.
> > Can't base info off a lookup either, because there won't be matches for
> > all albums, and besides, the user could have a different edition (+ or -
> > bonus tracks) than the one on amazon.
> > What we could do, based on Jonathan's suggestion:
> > MinLength = 30;
> > MinTracks = 3;
> > if (Length >= MinLength)
> > Complete = true;
> > else if (Tracks >= MinTracks)
> > Complete = true;
> > else
> > Complete = false;
> > This should catch 1-track albums, and < 30 min short albums.
> > As for the long pink floyd songs, if they are >= 30 mins, and have an
> > album tag, it means they are over half of a pink floyd album, and not
> > just a "single short song"- so I don't feel it in that case That big of
> > a big mistake to list them in the album window. Not perfect, no, but
> > doable..
> > Jorn
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