Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox clobbering sound files

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Tom Rindborg <Tom Rindborg fatburen org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am in the process of resampling my CD collection with a more modern lame
> and with higher bit rate. Having done so with a few albums I noticed that
> some songs were inexplicably corrupted (truncated & tags changed), and since
> I access my music from several hosts (including Windows) I tended to
> initially blame my Windows systems for the corruption, but alas it turns out
> that Rhythmbox is the culprit (running Ubuntu 9.10 and Rhythmbox 0.12.5). I
> have now write protected my music collection, and when I restart Rhythmbox
> after having resampled a CD I get a lot of popups from Rhythmbox complaining
> that files cannot be updated.
> Personally I do not want ANY program to modify my sound files unless I tell
> it to, so I am a bit curious: what is the reason Rhythmbox is trying to
> modify my sound files? I cannot find any option controlling this behavior,
> is there one, or would that be a feature request? :-)

If you edit the track details in RB, it will try to update the ID3
tags in an mp3
file. Note that you can have multiple versions of ID3 tags in the same file (!)
and other horribleness so this could be an interaction due to different tools
using different ID3 standards.


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