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

mp3 supports id3 tags and flac files have their only native tag
format. wav files don't have a universal tagging format so if you can
edit wav tags in some other program that's probably because it
supports its own proprietary tags for wav files.

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 9:17 AM, Peter
<rhythmbox-devel maubp freeserve co uk> wrote:
> 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.
> Peter
> 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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