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Subject: Re: Playlists, id3-tags, index
From: Linus G Larsson (lgl_at_leia.org)
Date: 2002-06-24


Well, yeah, obviously. I guess the indexing process could use song names
to tag'em up, since it's usually pretty easy to decode that stuff from
the filename.

On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 20:19, Robert Hak wrote:
>
> I just want to make sure that I understand this. It would remain just as
> an _option_ to sort this way correct?
>
> Basically... I know for sure that all my ID3 tags are not correct... and I
> don't care. I am not going through all my files to clean them up ;)
>
> Rob
>
>
> On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Linus G Larsson wrote:
>
> 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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