Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Structure in genres

Shaun McCance and I hav been talking about this.  It's too limiting to
use the id3v2 tags.  What I would like to see is being able to add user
generated metadata.  I'm thinking something similar to how f-spot adds
metadata to pictures.  This way you can slice your music collection in
any way you like.

Granted it can't be put into the id3v2 format but I don't think thats
particularly important when managing your personal collection because
how you categorize music is unique to you.


On Fri, 2005-07-08 at 19:15 +0000, Omen Nemo wrote:
> >the same language.  We don't quite have any similar metrics easily
> >available that I know of.  I wonder if anyone's done work in this area;
> >maybe we could generate it from a source like AllMusic or Musicbrainz
> >which might have some indication of the "closeness" of genres based
> >partially on popularity, perhaps partially on manual groupings.
> >>And would it adapt to custom genres invented by the user, or be limited by
> >>some hard-coded list?
> My point was that my music collection is made of stuff I transfered myself, 
> and the usual genres are way too limited when you go beyond US popular 
> music.
> Having 'christian gansta rap' is cool, but 'ethnic' is not enough to 
> differenciate between traditional japanese percussions and modern music from 
> Mali.
> Using manually entered genres, with tags in French, I'd rather have a way to 
> group them by hand.
> Thanks,
> Philippe
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