Amarok -- is there any meaningful documentation?
rbrwill at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 18:35:58 PST 2008
gossamer axe wrote:
>> Yeah (.flac, .rm, .wav, .mp3, etc), I usually
>> keep all of the audio for a given artist/theme
>> in the same directory regardless of file type.
>> That way I have a better chance of finding
>> things when I look for something specific.
> On the left pane in Amarok, where your artists and albums are listed, you
> can set to list just what you want. So if you put mp3 in the search bar, it
> will only display mp3's. Same for FLAC. There's no way to only load mp3s,
> Amarok loads all music files when it searches, but you can specify what to
> show. Those other files will still be in the database, but you can then
> create playlists of just mp3s. I believe that you could also create a smart
> playlist, that would just bring up files with an *.mp3 extension or have mp3
> in the name. Is this what you were looking for?
I was thinking your explanation above was what I
had to do if I wanted to limit what Amarok sees
and then what I have for play lists and so
forth. Basically the solution for this situation
seems to be to have audio files for a given
artist in directories and then in subdirectories
by audio file type and then check off the
subdirs I want included by Amarok. While that is
a bunch of work I think I can make it happen
without too much stress. Amarok is a good program.
What bothers me is I automatically assumed that
the program would do this because filtering,
selecting and qualifying are what computer
programs do best. I should only have to think of
the correct selection criteria to get the output
that suits my needs.
I was very surprised that I couldn't do (by
analogy) what Perl folks are always doing by
taking something with a name/in a list and
manipulating that name/list to limit/qualify
what comes out the other end.
Thanks, this confirmed what I was thinking had
to be done.
rb (I'm not a programmer so maybe I am expecting
too much) w
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