Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Tag writing, UTF-8/Latin1

I'm a fan of Cowbell, very intuitive UI. Though I did experience some
mildly odd behaviour with files it tagged [genre not showing until the
file was played], I'm pretty sure that was just the player being

Good to know that EasyTAG is not the best in many ways.

Have fun,

On 9/18/06, Joe Wreschnig <piman sacredchao net> wrote:
On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 08:36 -0400, Andrew Conkling wrote:
> On 9/17/06, Leonardo Fontenelle <leo fontenelle gmail com> wrote:
> > Hello Rhythmbox list!
> >
> > I've decided to organize my not-so-vast music library, and I need some
> > advice on that.
> >
> > First: how usable is tag writing? AFAIK it's not 100%, but I'd like to
> > know if I should try it.
> If you find that RB doesn't meet your needs for tagging, EasyTAG is
> pretty awesome for tagging/organizing, even if your music collection
> is so-vast. ;)

I don't like to astroturf, but I'm sick of seeing EasyTag recommended.
EasyTag uses id3lib, which does not support Unicode or ID3v2.4 properly.
It writes ID3v2 tags to Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files. It is not a good tool
for tagging. Let me make this clear: It's not that I just don't like the
application, but it regularly corrupts files and cannot do its primary
task correctly.

Even if you don't like Quod Libet, I strongly suggest you check out Ex
Falso, which is our tagging-only application. It does all of that
properly. Otherwise, anything based on TagLib is also correct (Cowbell,
Rhythmbox, Amarok, JuK), but the tools vary in terms of how well they
support mass tagging.
Joe Wreschnig <piman sacredchao net>

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