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Subject: Re: Sort files after ID3 track number
From: William Pietri (william_at_pota.to)
Date: 2003-04-27


Sorry I'm a little late responding to this.

On Tue, 2003-04-22 at 07:39, Chris Holt wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Apr 2003 10:20:28 -0400, NoDbt41_at_aol.com wrote:
> >i agree, i would also like to see a way to organize tracks in a
> >directory by the id3 track number
>
> I hope everyone that wants this understands how long it would take to get
> a directory listing. Each file would have to be read so the track number
> could be extracted from the ID3. One or the other (v1 or v2 can't
> remember which) is at the END of the file. You got big files, you had
> better be one patient music lover!

I just got a Recorder 20 last week, and I'm starting to hunger for some
similar id3-related functionality. In particular, I'd like to be able to
easily play everything in a particular genre or by a particular artist.
I also like to queue whole albums at a time.

It would seem that the right way around the slowness of finding tags
would be for Rockbox to build up its own cache of metadata, allowing the
interface to be less dependent upon file structure.

Not that I'm complaining; I think the Rockbox software is pretty swell
as it is. But if I get some time to work on it, that's what I'd try
playing with.

William

-- 
William Pietri <william_at_pota.to>



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