Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Jan 2010 19:52 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Multimedia, AV Songbird, the open source iTunes alternative (which we reported on earlier), has landed a big deal with Philips. The Dutch electronics manufacturer will bundle Songbird with its GoGear line of .mp3 players as the music management and sync tool. While this is good news for Songbird, there are is a catch.
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RE: Mine
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 9th Jan 2010 22:16 UTC in reply to "Mine"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

In my ideal world, there would be no file manager at all. A file manager can never be as good as my Amarok when managing music.

In other words, your filesystem would look like a tornado went through it, with random audio and video files everywhere, dumped in random (and/or mostly one) folder/directory. And you would make a media player application handle it all in some massive databases? In terms of efficiency and cleanliness, that sounds downright disgusting.

I'm glad I don't live in your ideal world. I like metadata such as audio file tags for certain information, but would *not* want to rely on it for organizing my files. That's what the file system is for--organizing files. I use such tags solely for more information on the song being played and the others in my playlist--and that's how it will likely always be. My hard drive's nice and cleanly organized.

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RE[2]: Mine
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 9th Jan 2010 22:18 in reply to "RE: Mine"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You're forgetting the vertical labels. His file names would be vertical.

Amarok shall forever burn in hell for having (had) vertical tabs

Edited 2010-01-09 22:18 UTC

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RE[3]: Mine
by MamiyaOtaru on Sat 9th Jan 2010 22:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Mine"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

You're forgetting the vertical labels. His file names would be vertical.

Amarok shall forever burn in hell for having (had) vertical tabs


given that they are gone, I think you should let that one go

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RE[2]: Mine
by emilsedgh on Sat 9th Jan 2010 22:23 in reply to "RE: Mine"
emilsedgh Member since:
2007-06-21

Well, Amarok organizes my music files so clean. They are in a very well structured directories like ~/media/music/R/Radiohead/In Rainbows/01-15 steps.ogg

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RE[3]: Mine - amarok move by metadata
by jabbotts on Sat 9th Jan 2010 23:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Mine"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

That was what sold me on it and Mediamonkey. I tried iTunes when I was looking at the time but it didn't allow the user to specify how directory structure and files where named. The iTunes library is a mashed mess on the hard drive that pretty much screws you for using anything but iTunes media management.

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