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Picard is an amazing program, highly recommend it. +1 to ssweeny's rec. However, if you just want to rewrite all existing tags, I think Ex Falso (apt link) and id3convert (apt) will better suit your needs. You might be able to do this all in Ex Falso, but I like knowing the original tags were removed. Incidentally, Ex Falso has a plugin to tag via ...


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WARNING: This worked some releases ago and I didn't test it with the current one! Close Banshee. Backup your ~/.config/banshee-1/banshee.db (copy it, do not move or rename it). Execute the following command: sqlite3 ~/.config/banshee-1/banshee.db "update coretracks set LastSyncedStamp = 0 where PrimarySourceID=1" Start Banshee. It should now update your ...


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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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Amarok supports the FMPS_Rating tags which Nick B refers to (and has for a while I think). Settings > Configure Amarok > Collection > Write statistics to file. If you examine those files with kid3, you'll see the tags. I've only recently begun using it.


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OK, this is how I decided to solve this: Desktop side: use MediaMonkey in Win and gMusicBrowser in Linux. I really enjoy the latter because you can customize how the information is displayed in several ways. It is not fancy (no super-UI, controls, etc.), but I care more about the features, not the details in the UI. You can also set smart lists based on ...


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A simple method from the command line would be to read the output from pulseaudio to list properties of a sink input by running the following command in a terminal pacmd list-sink-inputs By this we can see the application that initiated a stream as well as other song properties from metatags (including artist, title, etc.) if available.


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Quod Libet will handle multiple values for pretty much any tag where supported by the format (e.g. mp3). It also knows about other person-like tags such as albumartist, performer and composer and has meta-tags for these.


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I found a workaround for those who use Rhythmbox, and I'm crossposting this from it's issue tracker: Since I use Picard for properly tagging albums BEFORE I import them into Rhythmbox (and also, before they're copyed into ~/music), I managed to find a workaround for this. Picard has a plugin (included out-of-the-box) called "Feat. artists in titles". The ...


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The DNS323 suffers from this server side DFS bug but it is possible to work around it. In the samba config file on the nas, add the following line under ;[ global ] msdfs root = no client lanman auth = yes and use the following rule in the /etc/fstab //x.x.x.x/dir /home/username/mountdir cifs ...


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Try EASY TAG It’s a great tool for editing most ID3 tags (both version 1 and 2) on all popular music filetypes. It automatically taggs music using CDDB and renaming the files themselves and directories they are in More information can be found here (including reviews): Directly install from here: Easytag


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Both easytag and exfalso will do this.


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Try to enable the "Library watcher" Extension: Edit -> Preferences -> Extensions That, with the Organize music and folders option should do it, that's the way I keep my music organized automagically. You don't need to rescan the music library with this plugin enabled, if you drag and drop a file to the window or add it to the Music source folder set up in ...


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I had the same problem and tried all banshee and exfalso suggestions posted so far without success. Later on I've found out that my problem was occuring for music files without write permissions (i.e., read-only files). I changed all my Banshee library file's permissions at once by running the following on Banshee's library location in bash: find . -type f ...


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Answering my own question... Apparently the problem has been solved by restarting Ubuntu One on my PC in the system preferences, clearing the troublesome files from the Ubuntu One directory, and re-uploading them. I also restarted the Ubuntu Music app in android again. Everything seems to be in order and functioning fine now.


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It's very odd that you had to do that, if it happens again, let me know directly and I'll look into it. My email address is up at: https://launchpad.net/~beuno If a lot of people upload thousands of mp3 files at once, the scanning can have a few minutes of delay, but I don't see any spiked that would cause this. Also take into account there is some caching ...


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For a task like this I recommend MusicBrainz Picard (apt link) It allows easy manipulation of MP3 tags, and will even query the MusicBrainz database and update/correct your tags.


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Give a chance to "Ex-Falso", which features both "replacing" and "add to existint" tags. It is easy to use and with a few clics you can do some useful tasks, like: Edit Tags, Tags from Path, Rename Files and Track Numbers. Information about this software can be reached by clicking the next link: http://code.google.com/p/quodlibet/ A screenshot is placed ...


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Ended up using tagtool to rename the files based on their tags. Useful link: Tagtool - Tool to tag and rename MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files


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I have the same issue and, so far, the only workaround I have found, is to update some song's properties and load again the files to U1. Another way is to delete and upload the songs with the Web interface of U1. Of course these are not valid solutions because: 1) with the web interface you can upload only a file at a time (impossible job with hundreds of ...


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It looks like you're trying to install both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions of some plug-ins. Uncheck the packages which have the :i386 at the end of their names, and you should be fine. I'm not exactly sure why it's suggesting them in that specific place, though.


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It is generally safe to edit the tags, but doing so will result in files being resynchronized to everywhere you are syncing them.


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My default ICS music player (which i rarely use) doesn't seem to show ratings, so it's hard to say. As you've no doubt realised the only practical way around this problem is using ratings in tags. This won't work with iTunes AFAIK. However the problem is that for MP3 in particular, there is no universal ratings system for ID3. That said, Various music ...


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For Ubuntu 12.04, in particular, the performance of the dash was such that it did not handle displaying hundreds or even thousands of results very well. In addition, it was felt that a user would find it cumbersome to parse hundreds of results visually when it was easier to type terms to narrow down the search, so limiting the number of results displayed was ...


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One way of dealing with the problem is convert the tags to UTF. I've been successfully using tag2utf for that purpose.


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I can't answer re: Rhythmbox, but this is a known bug in Banshee, and has been for some time. There is no satisfactory workaround. Banshee's behaviour is as follows: If there are multiple Artist tags on a file (achievable with, exempli gratia, an external tag-editor) it will concatenate them, using a delimiter to treat them as a single tag. As I recall, ...


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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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