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recently Banshee has decided to change my ogg files to "unknown artist" everywhere else but Banshee.

I don't know what's wrong with them but Ubuntu One and Android Music player can't read the artist tag anymore. They used to work however, most of my collection (500+ songs) show up as "unknown"

I have always kept "Write metadata to files" switched on.

Anybody got any ideas?


Joe :)

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You can check the file properties in Nautilus, and see if they have the tags still. If they don't, then you can manually edit them in Banshee and see if they keep the tags (just to be sure it wasn't some one time glitch).

If they don't keep the tags, you can use a tag editor like Puddletag to manually add the tags.

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Right, i'll have a try. If they don't show up, I'll make a script to fix them automatically. I can't be bothered to go through 500 files D: – Joe Simpson Aug 3 '11 at 18:10
I posted the code for anyone with trouble too – Joe Simpson Aug 19 '11 at 14:57
@Joe Simpson: if (you think) this is a bug in Banshee, please report a bug! – JanC Jan 22 '12 at 18:15
I will do that then! :D – Joe Simpson Jan 24 '12 at 20:29

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