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If you have a Last.fm account, try the Last.fm Fingerprint Extension for Banshee. After installing this extension, enable it in Banshee by going to Edit > Preferences > Extensions and checking the box next to Last.fm Fingerprint. With this extension enabled, you can right click on any song in your library and choose "Get Information from Track ...


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Give exiftool a try, it is available from the package libimage-exiftool-perl in the repositories. As an example, If you have a pdf file called drawing.pdf and you want to update its metadata, Use the utility, exiftool, in this way: exiftool -Title="This is the Title" -Author="Happy Man" -Subject="PDF Metadata" drawing.pdf For some reason the Subject ...


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In Banshee 2.2, both of these issues have been fixed. Ubuntu 11.10 comes with this version of Banshee installed by default. There are a couple reasons that this could happen: MusicBrainz recently changed the way that third party applications can request metadata, and this change caused problems with Banshee. Until recently, if a MusicBrainz DiscID matches ...


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You can use launchpadlib to do this. For example, in python: #!/usr/bin/env python from launchpadlib.launchpad import Launchpad lp = Launchpad.login_anonymously('series-support-check') for series in lp.projects['ubuntu'].series: print series.name, series.supported For more info about the launchpad API, check out the web services API help or the API ...


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You can edit metadata by using pdftk. Check out update_info parameter. As for data file, below is an example: InfoKey: Title InfoValue: Mt-Djing: multitouch DJ table InfoKey: Subject InfoValue: Dissertation for Master degree InfoKey: Keywords InfoValue: DJing, NUI, multitouch, user-centered design InfoKey: Author InfoValue: Pedro Lopes (Source)


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To simply convert files from Windows WAV to FLAC on the commandline the official tool flac would be the obvious choice. flac ~/Music/*.wav would convert all WAV files from the Music directory in your HOME to flac. By using the option: flac --keep-foreign-metadata ~/Music/*.wav even non-flac metadata will be preserved in your resulting *.flac file. ...


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I would recommend that you use the excellent program called recoll, available in the repositories, to index your documents and then use it to search. recoll can be used from the commandline with the -t switch like this; recoll -t author:"Christopher Negus" where the string in quotes is the author of a pdf document of interest, see below; The recoll ...


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Ok, you can copy owner, group, permission and timestamps using the --reference parameter to chown, chmod, touch. Here is a script to do so #!/bin/bash # Filename: cp-metadata myecho=echo src_path="$1" dst_path="$2" find "$src_path" | while read src_file; do dst_file="$dst_path${src_file#$src_path}" $myecho chmod --reference="$src_file" ...


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Files such as the Portable Document Format (PDF), images, audio and video files the metadata you are interested in can be viewed by right clicking the file, click properties and then click on the relevant tab to see the kind of metadata you asked about. For PDFs click the Document tab For images click the Image tab For audio click the Audio tab For ...


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Changing the date and time are easy in Shotwell. Select the photos you want to adjust and go to the menu like this: Select Photos/Adjust date and time. That brings up a menu like this: If all the photos are off by the same amount, you can do them all in one go. If you used more than one camera and they were off by different amounts, you have to ...


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Testing with Google Music, I realized that it's all about the ID3 tag. Whatever you put there, Google uses it. it doesn't matter what the name of your files are, it's all about the ID3. Even if you have songs where the Artist and Album Artist are different, Google will display both correctly without any confusion. I suggest that you organize your music ...


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You can use the parse the output from ubuntu-support-status. That will list what software is unsupported, and how long the others are supported. For instance, LAMP services are supported for 5 years on an LTS desktop even if the desktop itself is only supported for three years. That command will reflect that. It will also show you that packages from ...


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The Banshee configurations are stored in the ~/.config/banshee-1/ directory. Those configurations can be found in the ~/.config/banshee-1/banshee.db (if you have the sqlite3 tool you can take a look inside this file). I don't know if there are significant differences in the format of the files from one version to another, but I suggest that you save the ...


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Not yet. Shotwell can organize your photos into folders by time only, like the first link you have. To achieve what you want you need to use the Hierarchical Tags feature in Shotwell. This isn't exactly what you want though, so the short answer is no. Have a look in Preferences/Library/Importing/Pattern: and click (Help) for a list of exactly the time-based ...


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Some options. With exif: sudo apt-get install exif cd to/folder/ exif --remove * With exiftran: sudo apt-get install exiftran cd to/folder/ exiftran -d * With jhead: sudo apt-get install jhead cd to/folder/ jhead -purejpg * With exiv2 (for multiple formats support): sudo apt-get install exiv2 cd to/folder/ exiv2 rm *


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In Banshee, this has been fixed now, but only after version 2.1.0. If you really care to look into the details, the change was committed on 2011-05-28 but the 2.1.0 branch was created on 2011-05-12. If you are really itching to get this working again, here are the steps you have to follow: (Warning, this is the daily repo so you will get lots of update ...


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WARNING: Without special workarounds, GNU cp --attributes-only will truncate the destination files, at least in Precise. See the edit below. Original: In this situation you probably want GNU cp's --attributes-only option, together with --archive, as it's tried and tested code, does all filesystem-agnostic attributes and doesn't follow symlinks (following ...


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Follow this excellent how-to: Adding metadata columns in Nautilus (Ubuntu). Here is a screenshot I took after following the how-to:


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Nautilus-columns works great and can be downloaded here: http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu/pool/main/n/nautilus-columns/nautilus-columns_0.3.3-1~webupd8~0_all.deb These are the columns that are added:


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If you mean getting the information for a package, you can only obtain it if is still available from the APT cache, to get it from a terminal run: apt-cache show packagename To only show the architecture use grep apt-cache show package_name | grep Architecture # Or for the lazy typist apt-cache show package_name | grep Arch


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Regarding the second point: no, at this time you cannot to a "sync" with these services service. In other words, you can publish photos to Flickr or Picasa, but you can't automatically get photos into Shotwell when you add them to Flickr or Picasa. I agree that this would be a fantastic feature, and we do have a ticket for doing this, but it would be a ...


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In Banshee, choose Edit > Preferences from the menu at the top. In the General tab of the Preferences dialog window, there should be an option named "Sync metadata between library and files". Make sure this option is checked. As far as I know, this option won't retroactively update metadata for files that you've previously updated in Banshee, but it will ...


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exiftool -gps:all= -xmp:geotag= image.jpg deletes only GPS tags in Exif metadata and XMP metadata, but might not delete all XMP GPS metadata at least by old exiftool. If you want to be sure that all GPS information will be deleted, and it does not matter if all XMP counterparts of Exif data will be deleted, replace -xmp:geotag= by -xmp-exif:all=. (Note ...


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I would do two things. Because your directory structure is so neat (compliment) I would use this structure to a) put as much information as possible in the actual file name and b) put that information in the tags. You could rename your files artist-album-track. You could also write a bash script to rename them based on your directory structure. If you have ...


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Unfortunately no, Rhythmbox doesn't support fetching or editing of metadata not even through plugins. But there are better alternatives available in Ubuntu repositories. I would suggest EasyTAG EasyTAG is an utility for viewing and editing tags for MP3, MP2, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Speex, MP4/AAC, MusePack, Monkey's Audio and WavPack files. Its simple and nice ...


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From LibreOffice: User data can be viewed and cleared by going to File > Properties. Under the General tab you can click Reset to reset the general user data like total editing time and revision number. Also, uncheck the Apply user data checkbox on this screen. then click the Description and Custom Properties tabs and clear any data you don't want ...


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There is a python script (here) by jmdsdf that adds some extra columns to nautilus that analyzes the Meta data of the MP3s and creates extra columns for viewing. This is the script: #!/usr/bin/python # this script can installed to the current user account by running the following commands: # sudo apt-get install python-nautilus python-mutagen ...


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Remark: I wanted to edit my other answer, but this tool deserves a separate answer for future reference. For users that have metadata in their mp3s (which is often the case when music is bought legally), it is possible to rename the files based on the metadata. There is an excellent package which does renaming based on metadata for music and images: ...


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PiTiVi - allows users to easily edit audio/video projects based on the GStreamer framework. PiTIVi provides several ways of creating and modifying a timeline. Ranging from a simple synopsis view (a-la iMovie) to the full-blown editing view (aka Complex View) which puts you in complete control of your editing. For install it from a terminal, use next ...



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