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28th March 2005, 11:19
Add a feature so that winamp manages your music folder so when you edit the tracks tag or add a new files, it puts it into folders and like:
C:\My Documents\My Music\'Artist Name'\'Album Name'\'Track'.mp3
At the moment it only puts files into the folders when you are recording from CDs.
10th April 2005, 14:58
This would be hugely helpful, I totally agree. Maybe not everytime you update a tag because it would slw down the editing an awesome lot. But at least a button to "Organise Tracks".
Also I've had a look but I've had no joy. Is there a plugin so that when you click on a track detail, e.g the artists name, it becomes an edit box like in most other media players. Because right clicking on an item and the having to press 'Edit selected items...' is obsurd. Thanks.
10th April 2005, 15:00
PS. I've have seen the plug in which allows you to move tracks into folders, but this is about automating it. :)
10th April 2005, 15:13
Bear this in mind...
The day that Winamp just turns into another Windows Media Player or iTunes (with all of their p.o.s. features) will be the day that many of the old faithful regular users will stop using it :/
10th April 2005, 15:19
Because of a tiny feature that speeds up tag editing? I'm not so sure people would turn there back on that.
10th April 2005, 15:23
A serious music collector would already have all their files correctly named, tagged and stored in the proper folders :p ;)
10th April 2005, 15:36
I'm a DJ (Vinyl and CD) with 3000 tracks and you wouldn't consider me a serious music collector. You must know some serious music junkies then. ;) How do you tag your files then? Bear in mind i haven't got an obundance of time to spend tagging stuff, I'd much rather spend my time listening to it and mixing it. Cheers.
10th April 2005, 16:07
Funny you should say that...
As my name suggests, I'm also a DJ (or at least I used to be, semi-retired now).
I Dj'ed for ~20 years (clubs, festivals, fm radio) and have a collection of approx: 20,000 vinyl, 5000 CDs, 10,000 cassettes, and 12,000 mp3/ogg/etc.
I tag all my files as and when I encode them.
I used CDex or EAC prior to Winamp supporting --alt-preset Lame, and naturally set up the prefs to make sure that all the files were placed in their correct folders when encoded, and used cddb to tag them all prior to ripping.
Any files I've downloaded were via the likes of allofmp3.com and emusic.com etc, which have download managers that correctly tag, name and store the files according to taste.
The few that I downloaded with the likes of WinMX/Soulseek/emule, most of them were such shit quality that I ended up reacquiring them in top quality ogg or --alt-preset standard lame mp3, and the few I kept were all manually renamed, tagged and properly stored in aptly named folders prior to importing them into the Winamp library.
Current Playlist (http://www.btinternet.com/~meggamusicweb/meggamusicweb1/Winamp_Playlist.html)
10th April 2005, 19:40
Winamp Plays music.
CDex rips music.
Nero Express burns music
ID3-Tag-it (http://www.id3-tagit.de/english/) organizes and tags music.
All programs do the job as best as possible. Why would you want something that does a half ass job of all four?
10th April 2005, 22:36
Taggin doesn't depend on quality like the other ones. It's not dificult to implement a good tagging system along side a player. I can't see any reason to split the tasks to two program. Besides, sometimes you need to listen to the tracks to be able to tag them well. (I didn't even mention burning don't forget)
11th April 2005, 03:45
Originally posted by LeeW
Taggin doesn't depend on quality like the other ones.
Live a little, and you'll prove yourself wrong.
11th April 2005, 17:02
What the hell does that mean?
A string is a string, it doesn't matter what kbps it is.
[And trust me I've lived a lot more than you can even imagine. Seen more amazing things, been to more fabulous places than you ever will.]
13th April 2005, 23:18
Winamp already can do tagging (but I agree alternatives do a better job by handling more filetypes, images...), but the renaming feature should be a part of winamp for the sole reason that moving files without winamp's consent causes a loss of data. Playcounts and ratings are lost.
Yes, I do tag my files to the best of my knowledge when I aquire them, and use a standardized naming scheme. Problems arise when I edit the tags AFTER the files are already imported into winamp. To maintain good form I like to have my filenames reflect the contents of my artist, album, title, and track tags. Haven't you ever discovered a tagging error months after you rip a cd? Freedb and the other services aren't 100% accurate. Or maybe you just want to shorten your filenames because you realize that as it is, your collection can't be backed up on CDs because of extremely long filenames. Of course all this can be done manually with other programs, and careful editing of the ML database files (so I've heard, never tried it myself), but the entire point of a computer is to automate tasks, whether they be decoding bits into sound, or organizing things.
And why not let winamp become a media manager, I mean everything is modular anyways so you can always choose to not load that feature. The same argument can be said for the equalizer and volume control. If winamp should only be a player I think it should not modify the sound at all, the user can buy a hardware equalizer and volume control if they want those features.
Winamp can already do almost everything any other media manager can do, this feature adds very little overhead and lets winamp compete on every level.
14th April 2005, 00:38
There's enough anger and evil on that playlist to rot your soul. :confused: You got no soul or funk inside you brother?
I wish everybody could be happy and listen to beautiful, uplifting music. The world would be a much better, wonderful place. :cool: :up:
14th April 2005, 00:40
PS. What do you DJ by the way. I saw very few tunes in there worth dancing too I've gotta say.
14th April 2005, 01:17
DJing doesn't always mean dancing ;) We have a bar here that has pretty much solid hard rock/metal. A DJ plays the music the crowd wants. Unless its the musician type DJ of course, the it's just mostly what the crowd wants.
14th April 2005, 07:32
Ah k, not must disk jockeying going on there then. More a "presser of the stop and play buttons". ;)
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