Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Feedback: a couple suggested features

Hi Joey,

I can think of two reasons why RB would not be able to edit a
track. One is file permissions (it might be read only, for example
a shared file belonging to another user, or a CD-ROM), the
other is the file type. I don't know enough about this to comment,
but perhaps someone on the list will.

P.S. Please CC the list.


On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Joey Dodson <ninjawailer gmail com> wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Thanks for the reply. It seems that at least some files don't allow
> for that. I just tried inside of Rhythmbox. It would not let me type
> inside of the fields. Also, it is right click -> properties.
> Actually, I just checked. I can edit the properties with mp3s and
> flac, but it seems I can't do anything with wav files. Any advice?
> Best,
> Joey
> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 6:10 PM, Peter
> <rhythmbox-devel maubp freeserve co uk> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Joey Dodson <ninjawailer gmail com> wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>> I'm not on the dev list, as I currently don't have much programming
>>> experience. However, I thought I'd compliment you guys on the project
>>> and give a couple suggestions. If you don't want/need suggestions,
>>> then please ignore this email.
>>> 1. Editing song information
>>> This is probably the single most troublesome aspect of using Rythmbox.
>>> It currently seems impossible to edit meta info for a song (am I
>>> wrong?). Rythmbox could really use some ways to alter this
>>> information. Ideally doing this should be saved in the file (though
>>> that could be an option in preferences). This should be doable within
>>> the music library. I hate to say this, but windows media player is a
>>> good example of easy and convenient library management. If you select
>>> a song and then click a field in the song it is possible to edit the
>>> info for that song. Another nice feature of wmp is that using tab and
>>> up/down arrows, you can navigate through the adjacent fields. For
>>> example, I added some files from an album to my library, but the
>>> artist information isn't there. I can then type the artist info into
>>> track one, copy it, then hit down arrow then paste repeatedly to fill
>>> in the whole album's artist info in a few seconds. Anyways, I really
>>> think there are good arguments for implementing this feature sooner
>>> rather than later. I'm sure with a bit of creativity it would be
>>> entirely possible to outdo wmp's functionality here. :)
>> To edit a single song in RB, I right click on it and pick edit properties
>> from the context menu (something like that - I'm in front of RB right
>> now). To edit multiple songs (e.g. to rename an album), select the
>> songs, then again use the right click edit properties menu.
>> Peter

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