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Subject: Re[2]: Patch - virtual file structures
From: Eric Linenberg (elinenbe_at_umich.edu)
Date: 2003-06-09


What I don't understand is the reason behind creating our own format?
What about windows shortcut format, or the symbolic link in unix/linux?

-eric

MOQ> On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, BlueChip wrote:

>>
>> >>Isn't that better done with playlists?
>> >I think the interesting part is not so much the playing as the transparent
>> >browsing through an arbitrary directory hierarchy. I was thinking
>> >primarily of something similar to winamp's media library, or itunes, where
>> >one could locate a file by artist, genre, mood, or whatever.
>>
>> Get's my vote - I would love to have virtual dirs so that (for example)
>> Fleetwood Mac turn up under both "Blues" and "Fleetwood Mac" ..also.. each
>> compilation album would have it's files also show up under the specific artist
>>
>> I suppose its just a matter of whether you can see this new feature as an
>> improvement, or if you prefers to stick to old ways because they are familiar.

MOQ> One thing that would make this a lot more attractive would be an easy to
MOQ> use too for creating the virtual dir files. I'm thinking of a tool (on a
MOQ> WinDoze box and/or Mac) that would scan the .mp3 files, and create the
MOQ> virtual dirs based on the ID3 tags.

MOQ> Now THAT would be powerful.

MOQ> I don't really see how this idea of virtual dirs will be very exciting
MOQ> without some sort of automated tool to create them. At last check, I have
MOQ> slightly over 8600 song on my Player -- way too many to catalog by hand.
MOQ> I do make sure that each and every ID3 tag is correct before I copy it on
MOQ> to the Player, so an automated scan would certainly make sense for me.

MOQ> Michael



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