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Subject: Re: Playlists, id3-tags, index
From: Daniel Stenberg (daniel_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-06-20


On 20 Jun 2002, Linus G Larsson wrote:

> I would like a (optinal) UI that works (more) like the iPod, where a song
> is sorted based on its id3-tag rather than its place on disk. I don't know
> how they handle it, but I imagine they build some kind of database that
> holds all the songs on disk, and indexes them with the tags. That way, it
> would be much easier for the user to just drop a collection of songs on it,
> and hopefully as easy to find them.
>
> The Archos would just display a screen with
> "Artists"
> "Albums"
> "Playlists"
> "Genres"
> etc.

Let me just check if I understand this.

This basicly lets you browse all songs walking around in hierachies created
by the id3 tags rather than how they are stored on disk?

In the imaginary screen above, when you select 'Artist', you get a scrollable
list of all artists you have on your disk, and when you select one of the
artists you get a list with all songs by this particular artist?

Yes, I would very much enjoy accessing my songs like that. It would as stated
require that we index all songs and store the data in one (or more)
"database(s)" for easy/fast access to allow such "tree browsing" of these
"virtual file systems".

-- 
  Daniel Stenberg -- Rocking the box => http://bjorn.haxx.se/rockbox/



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