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I'm looking for a GTK media player which will keep the ID3 tags of my tracks synchronised with my library directory structure. That is, when I change the artist tag of a track from X to Y I'd like the track to be moved automatically from ~/Music/X to ~/Music/Y.

Obviously it would be nice if it loaded pretty quickly and was pretty light.

Does such a thing exist? Thanks!

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I don;t think it exists... but you can code the last requirement... :-) – hexafraction Aug 15 '12 at 12:55
Exfalso which is the tag editor included in Quodlibet (music player) can move files according to tags, eg /music/artist/album/tracknumber - title, but not automatically. – user55822 Aug 15 '12 at 14:36

Don't search for a music player, but for a ID3 tag editor. EasyTag doesn't have the best interface in the world, but is very powerful and solve all of my problems.

Install via the software center

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Yes, try rhythmbox. (

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