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

Ok, well I changed all of the permissions on these files to read and
write and I still can't change them. The files came from a cd that had
wav files on it. So anyways, I guess I have to figure out a separate
way to change tags on wav files? In that case, I guess RB is good on
that feature. I could even see preferring this right click ->
properties method over the wmp method. Thanks for the insight and I
hope I didn't waste too much of anyone's time. :)


On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 10:54 PM, Bodnar, Jason <jason shakabuku org> wrote:
> 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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