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Old 09-14-2010, 08:50 PM
Merciadri Luca
 
Default Why can't ID3 tags be modified in GNOME file's properties?

Hi,

For mp3 files, one generally needs to use a tag editor, or an advanced
music player to modify ID3 tags. However, ID3 tags can be displayed by
GNOME using Properties > Audio on the selected file. But they can't be
edited. Why is there no such option?

Thanks.

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Old 09-15-2010, 12:57 AM
Mark
 
Default Why can't ID3 tags be modified in GNOME file's properties?

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Merciadri Luca <Luca.Merciadri@student.ulg.ac.be> wrote:

Hi,



For mp3 files, one generally needs to use a tag editor, or an advanced

music player to modify ID3 tags. However, ID3 tags can be displayed by

GNOME using Properties > Audio on the selected file. But they can't be

edited. Why is there no such option?

Since the headers/ID3 tags in mp3s use different formats (2.3 or 2.4, unicode or western, etc.) why would you _not_ want a special program to make sure the file header is written properly and to the format you specify?* Short of having a program such as kid3-qt embedded in the nautilius/file browser context (right click) menu, for example, I wouldn't trust it just like I don't trust Windows Explorer to modify the ID3 tags.* If something like an embedded kid3-qt menu within GNOME is what you're suggesting then I think it's an interesting idea and would put it light years ahead of Windows for that function.


Sorry, not much of an answer but you did get my brain juices flowing with your question...

Mark
 
Old 09-15-2010, 06:05 AM
Morgan Gangwere
 
Default Why can't ID3 tags be modified in GNOME file's properties?

On 9/14/2010 6:57 PM, Mark wrote:
[stuff]

There's also a wonderful pythonic library to wrap and read ID3v2 tags.
I'd suggest writing a python script that munges them.

Y'know, id3ed my.mp3 -artist "Spoon" -album "Kill the Moonlight" -track
4 -title "I've got a feeling"

Something like that.


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>> Why?
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>>> Top-Posting is evil.
 
Old 09-15-2010, 07:56 AM
Camaleón
 
Default Why can't ID3 tags be modified in GNOME file's properties?

On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 22:50:17 +0200, Merciadri Luca wrote:

> For mp3 files, one generally needs to use a tag editor, or an advanced
> music player to modify ID3 tags. However, ID3 tags can be displayed by
> GNOME using Properties > Audio on the selected file. But they can't be
> edited. Why is there no such option?

It should be a nice idea, indeed.

Not just for ID3 tags, but editing any kind of metadata (such "exif" for
images, or for video meta-information).

Anyway, I found that -generally speaking- in Linux world, developers like
small programs for dedicated actions (but performing well) instead
bloating programs with lots of functions with high predisposition to lag
the user's system :-)

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Old 09-15-2010, 10:18 PM
Merciadri Luca
 
Default Why can't ID3 tags be modified in GNOME file's properties?

Camaleón wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 22:50:17 +0200, Merciadri Luca wrote:
>
>
>> For mp3 files, one generally needs to use a tag editor, or an advanced
>> music player to modify ID3 tags. However, ID3 tags can be displayed by
>> GNOME using Properties > Audio on the selected file. But they can't be
>> edited. Why is there no such option?
>>
>
> It should be a nice idea, indeed.
>
> Not just for ID3 tags, but editing any kind of metadata (such "exif" for
> images, or for video meta-information).
>
> Anyway, I found that -generally speaking- in Linux world, developers like
> small programs for dedicated actions (but performing well) instead
> bloating programs with lots of functions with high predisposition to lag
> the user's system :-
Thanks for all your answers. I use easytag to modify ID3 tags, but I did
not understand why GNOME never proposed to modify these ID3 tags, be it
by a front-end to another script, or not.

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Old 09-16-2010, 08:42 AM
Camaleón
 
Default Why can't ID3 tags be modified in GNOME file's properties?

On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:18:21 +0200, Merciadri Luca wrote:

> Camaleón wrote:

>> Anyway, I found that -generally speaking- in Linux world, developers
>> like small programs for dedicated actions (but performing well) instead
>> bloating programs with lots of functions with high predisposition to
>> lag the user's system

> Thanks for all your answers. I use easytag to modify ID3 tags, but I did
> not understand why GNOME never proposed to modify these ID3 tags, be it
> by a front-end to another script, or not.

You're not the only one asking for such feature ;-)

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Intergration of mp3 tag editing in Nautilus
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/14522/

Tag (Metadata) reader in Nautilus wiew
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=577579
***

But I suppose here happen what always happen in FLOSS projects, lack of
resources, many (serious) bugs to solve and little time to improve
things. Helping hands are always welcome, but not all people have the
required skills for programming ;-(

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