[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu mp3 players, again

Rowan rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 1 16:52:22 BST 2009

I wrote:
> One reason is that the 'music libraries' that these players create are 
> not auto-updating, nor can you simply add new items to them as you add 
> them to your files: you have to 're-populate' them from scratch 
> everytime you add anything, if you wahnt it listed. This is a 'known 
> issue' in Banshee. But more generally, even though I have 13,000 MP3 
> files, or about 1000 albums, I prefer to use the general file browser 
> (Nautilus or Internet Explorer) to navigate among them, and see no 
> need to duplicate it.
Sorry - for 'Internet Explorer' read 'Windows Explorer,' which is the 
file browser in Windows. I forgot to mention that all these music 
players 'populate' their 'libraries' from the tags rather than the 
titles on the audio files, which is why one needs a re-tagger and a lot 
of patience. The players create new folders for any discrepantly tagged 
files, and dump untagged files into 'unknown' folders or leave them 
loose, even if on your file browser they appear coherently organised 
into albums etcetera.

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