[mythtv-users] Scan for new music locks up at 75%

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 23:26:49 UTC 2006

On 9/7/06, chris at cpr.homelinux.net <chris at cpr.homelinux.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 02, 2006 at 02:57:00PM -0400, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > Same for me, I had a few tracks that caused it to hiccup like this. I
> > did scan my 30,000 file collection during the week with no problems
> > though.
> >
> > a great tagger (albeit for windows, but there are no good taggers for
> > linux...) is "The Godfather" at
> > http://users.otenet.gr/~jtcliper/tgf/
> > its free but not OSS, but the author is active on the board and very nice.
> No good taggers for Linux?  Exqueeze me?  I baking powder? :-)
> The program I prefer to use is "kid3", a KDE-based GUI MP3 tag tool.
> The features include:
> * View both id3 and id3v2 tags simultaneously.
> * Click a single button to copy data from the id3 tag to the id3v2
>   tag or vice-versa.
> * Parse filenames (according to pattern you specify) to fill
>   missing tag fields.
> * Select and edit a group of files at the same time (to specify a
>   common artist or album, for example).
> * Use tag contents (and a pattern you specify) to rename files.
> * Changes are transactional - you make all changes in memory and
>   then either apply or cancel them all at once.  This is a vast
>   improvement over other id3-renaming tools as you can see what the
>   new filename would look like before it's changed.
> * Import missing tag data from freedb or MusicBrainz (it checks
>   song length as well as finding closest matches to any tags already
>   present).
> Of course, when you're dealing with 30,000 files there are some
> other tools you can use to ease the pain.  The first I would get is
> "checkmp3", which does exactly what the name suggests.  It will
> identify broken files for you so that your tagger/renamer (and
> MythMusic) doesn't run into trouble half way through a batch job.

no AAC support.
no APEv2 support.
no way to easily grab tags from the web.

kid3 is nice, but its nowhere near what TGF is.

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