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Old 03-07-2003, 02:13 PM   #1
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Question Organize my mp3-files


I'm looking for a program to organize my mp3 files. I found rhythmbox, seems complicated to me. Any expierences?? Suggestions??

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Old 03-07-2003, 03:06 PM   #2
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An idea:

Put your mp3's in a directory according to the album they are from.
Put the Album directories in another directory named for the Artist.

That would be a start.
 
Old 03-07-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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I did that already. For a start. Actually I'm looking for some comfortable tool that helps me search for files, edit playlists etc.

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Old 03-07-2003, 04:16 PM   #4
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Hmm... I'm really not that much into my mp3's. Sorry, I have no idea.
 
Old 03-07-2003, 05:49 PM   #5
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I'm developing an MP3 manager (actually it will manage movies and images too). Its almost ready for its first beta release. Should be done in about another month. It will allow you to search through your MP3s, manage multiple directories with it, and eventually be able to edit the ID3 tags for better searching and organizing. keep an eye on lucien.sourceforge.net for (and the subsequent project page) for updates.
 
Old 03-07-2003, 05:53 PM   #6
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Linux magazine 22 (july/august 2002):
"Bring order to your music files"
They talk about a program KDiskCat:
"A tool like KDiskCat is of great help if it has a good search function, because it's very easy to lose tracks of an extensive MP3 collection"
I haven't tried it because I don't use KDE
I hope this is what you need
http://devel-home.kde.org/~kdiskcat/
edit: just noticed you're using SuSE, it should be inluded.

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Old 03-07-2003, 08:44 PM   #7
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jpbarto: what are you writing it in? i'd be happy to help out if you give me more info... good luck! :-)
 
Old 03-07-2003, 09:23 PM   #8
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written in C, using the GTK libraries. After the beta release (in roughly a month) I probably would like some help. Take a look at it then and let me know.

thanx for the offer by the way.

now if you'll excuse me... there's beer to be drunk. err, I mean me to be drunk... something like that.

out.
 
Old 03-07-2003, 11:03 PM   #9
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you have the source available now by any chance?
 
Old 03-08-2003, 03:27 PM   #10
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I do, but in its present state it won't compile. It was all just about done and ready for release then I decided I didn't like the way alot of the functions were spread out across files and so on. So its currently undergoing a rewrite.
 
Old 03-08-2003, 03:41 PM   #11
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Thanks for your hints.

iceman47: I'll give KDiskCat a try. Might be helpful at the moment.

jpbarto: I'll keep an eye on you. ;-)

A.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 11:08 PM   #12
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All, its 11:00 pm EST and I'm staring down an early appointment to have all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. To try to get my mind off the horror (and working through the terrific effects of some great pain medication) I decided to finish cleaning up the code for Lucien. Looking at it now, the user preferences interface still needs some working and code needs to be implemented to save / load user preferences at shutdown / startup. But other than that she's pretty ready for a beta release. JStew, I could definately use some help especially if you have experience with doint this sort of thing before. In other words, I have no idea how to us automake, etc to create all the usual configuration / installation files. but anyway, I digress... communication can probably be handled through the sourceforge page, just do a search at sourceforge for lucien and you should come across it. After my teeth are removed tomorrow and I've come back to my senses... should be sometime later this week or early next week, I'll be posting files and tending to the administration aspect of this project. Also, if anyone would like to download it and try it out I'd love to hear suggestions about how to better the interface and on how to make the app better (ie what features people would like to see). Anyway, I'm getting long winded, enjoy your time with your teeth and I'll see everyone later, if I don't die under the drill, or the pliers, or the meat grinder, or whatever it is those dentists use after they put you to sleep. later all.

jpbarto
 
  


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