Re: [dev] music db editor

From: Martti Kühne <>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:10:50 +0200

On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 01:18:50AM -0700, Evan Buswell wrote:
> mpd is actually about 50% orthogonal to what I want to do. It
> maintains a database in order to play files. I'm pretty OK with the
> actual players out there. The primary purpose here is not playing
> music but managing and editing the metadata associated with music
> files; I just threw in the call-an-external-player feature since, if
> you already have a means to select a bunch of files based on tags (for
> inspection/editing), this might literally be about three lines of code
> extra. Although code is not the only consideration, so perhaps that
> doesn't belong.

First of all: Welcome.

2.: A top-post only thread? Are you people kidding me?

3.: I don't have any need to collect metadata about my music I run off mpd, and
if I had the need, I could build symlink trees from my already sane directory


That way I could add whatever metadata I could think of on any point in the
tree - and in actual filesystem metadata, since, that's where metadata goes,
right? As an example, I could list albums by different artists in a "weird"
directory and link all the weird music there, residents, die antwoord, etc.

I myself have a lot of unknown artist id3v2 tags and broken encodings in that
data, but I don't much need to give one, since I know where to find my stuff...

Also, where's the code? I'd be interested to try stuff out, especially 3 figure
SLOC projects as it's tradition in this part of the net...

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