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Subject: Re: Playlists, id3-tags, index
From: Linus G Larsson (lgl_at_leia.org)
Date: 2002-06-20


On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 11:17, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> 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?

Exactly.

> 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?

Yup. Or perhaps all albums by the artist first.
And also playlist-functionality based on id3-tag (song number), instead
of having to name your songs "01-artist-songname.mp3"...

For instance, right now I put my files on the Archos like this:
Artist/Album/<index>-<artist>-<songname>.mp3
and
Artist/Album/00-artist-album.m3u.

This would make both the hierarchy and the album-playlist redundant, you
would just have to drop the mp3s anywhere and be good to go.

> 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".

Yes. Probably, the best way would be to enable the user to switch
between the usual directory/file-view and this kind of view. So, if you
just throw a couple of mp3s on the Archos without indexing first, you
can still access them (or any other files you've put there) but if you
then do the indexing, it will provide a more powerful interface like the
iPod's. Best of both worlds!

The indexing would read all (new) files' id3-tags, index it, read all
playlists and index them... No matter where you choose to put the files,
you'll still be able to get to them immediately, with a number of access
methods.

Regards,
Linus



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