cleaning up tags remotely

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    This may not be exactly specific to MT-DAAPD but I thought I’d pose it in this forum since it would be helpful. I’ve been using MT-DAAPD for about a year or so on a Fedora Core 2 box in my basement. It’s been totally awesome!

    I just ordered a Roku SB M1000 and, while I wait for it to come, I’ve started looking at my music colection on my MT-DAAPD server. What a horrible mess!

    How do you guys manage your tagging and such on your remote servers? I suppose I could mount my server in Mac OSX and play with my tags in iTunes. But what I’d really love is a PHP front end to some sort of music library manager, that allows for tagging and editing. Even file deletion would be good since I was in the habit of randomly scouring mix/mash-up sites and wget’ing evey MP3 to the server to listen to later. There’s junk in there that I can’t even identify and probably don’t even want.

    Any thoughts?


    Hmm… I can tell you how I used to do it, and how I do it now.

    The way I used to do it, I had two directories — one for stuff that was cleanly tagged and organized, and another for “incoming” stuff. Stuff I had just ripped, or stuff I had… uh… found lying in my front yard.

    I’d tag it cleanly, apply cover art, etc, and move it where it belonged.

    When I had a windows box, I used to tag stuff. It does batch tagging, has scripting capabilities, etc, and runs as an explorer shell extension — right-click extension.

    That would work okay with 0.2.3, so long as you COPIED the files from incoming to live, and deleted the files in incoming. Either that, or if your mp3_dir was just the “production” files, and not the “incoming” files.

    Once I became a slathering mac bigot, I sucked the files into iTunes, edited tags there. I know lots of people don’t like iTunes for tag editing, but I think it’s great.

    I use rsync now to push stuff into my “main” music pile. I also keep stuff that I have in my collection that I don’t carry around with me in iTunes — I don’t carry around any Country. (my wife’s choice). So I end up with two directories in my mp3_dir — and “iTunes” directory that I rsync my mac to, and my “other” directory that has the stuff I don’t sync from my mac.

    I agree that a php based tag editor would be pretty nice. I googled briefly but didn’t see one.

    Maybe someone else knows of one?

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