Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] uncontroversial but important suggestion

On Fri, 2006-04-14 at 20:52 -0400, Jens wrote:
> when dragging music from rhythmbox to desktop or folder in gnome a list of files
> are copied regardless of whether artist, album or files have been dragged.
> since many people use ipods and rhytmbox supports this - it would be great to
> have  artist/album/files created when artist is dragged - album/files created
> when album is dragged and files when files are dragged. why i specifically
> mention ipods is because the filenames are a mess.
> doing it this way the hierarchical structure is maintained. and that is what a
> user normally wants when he for example drags an artist to a friends usb-stick.
> i understand if there is reluctance to rename filenames and that i can live with
> (that can be done later in e.g. easytag) but lets at least have separate folders
> for artists or albums...

Doing this when tracks are dragged to Nautilus is basically impossible,
as Rhythmbox has nothing to do with the copying. All it does is hand the
list of tracks URIs to the receiving application, which does the copying
or whatever else if wants to.

Bug 329267 has some code to do what you want, and it shouldn't be too
hard to turn it into a plugin which adds a menu item.


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