Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] adding database fields in rhythmdb

Ah yes, I know what you mean.  You have the same problem with same author and different versions of the same song (eg greatest hits, live etc).  Bollywood as well.  It might be interesting to do that, but I think you have the same problem from freedb as well.  They don't have a performing artist either.  When you autodetect you'll have to add them yourself.

I'd open up a bugzilla bug on it and see if someone will bite and add the field.


On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM, Ron Croonenberg <ronc depauw edu> wrote:

here is why I asked:

When you rip an album, you don't necessarily end up with with an album with one artist

For example  the album with song under pressure from Queen and Bowie. After ripping that CD you basically have two different artist names and all different track names.

So you can collect all the tracks by album name, but than there is those "greates hits", "best of"  etc.  Also DJ's like Oakenfold a van Dijk have albums in their name but guests playing.
(there are actually quite a few albums that have the same name)

If there was an extra field in rhythmdb then you wouldn't have that problem  (artist, album, performing-artist ?)

I wrote a 'tree view plugin', that is when I noticed there is no unique way for a group (album) of songs. An extra field in Rhythmdb would fix that


Jonathan Matthew wrote:
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Ron Croonenberg <ronc depauw edu> wrote:

is it possible/easy to add a field to the rhythmdb that can be use by a
plugin (without having to modify a bunch of code in the rhythmbox app)?

Not in general. rhythmdb is not very flexible when it comes to entry
properties, particularly if you want to attach data to entries from
the library or other sources.

If you provide more details about what you're trying to do, I can
probably suggest a way to do it.
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