Help wanted to evolve KDEs music players

Ing. Konrad Renner konrad.renner at
Sat Aug 1 16:01:40 BST 2015

With tags you are right, but the use case for ratings is: I rate a file in Dolphin and this rating should also be used in the music player and vice versa.

This would also be useful if there is a multimedia app (maybe a ported Bangarang) which can use the same ratings. 

Am 01.08.2015 3:49 nachm. schrieb Stefan Derkits <stefan at>:
> Hello, 
> On 2015-08-01 08:47, Ing. Konrad Renner wrote: 
> > the player (no matter if it is Amarok, JuK or a new one) must be integrated well in Plasma (eg usage of baloo for ratings, tags). If I use Plasma, it does not matter for me if it runs standalone on eg Windows. 
> I see a use case for Baloo for finding music files, but probably not for 
> ratings & tags. While Tags (if done correctly, for music files this also 
> includes Ratings [0]) could be read by Baloo via the TaglibExtractor of 
> KFileMetadata, I heard that those attributes can't be written back to 
> Tags by Baloo. 
> So what would be the Use Case for write Tags to extended File attributes 
> via Baloo instead of correctly writing them via taglib? 
> Stefan 
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