Help wanted to evolve KDEs music players

Stefan Derkits stefan at
Sat Aug 1 22:10:44 BST 2015


On 2015-08-01 23:03, Ing. Konrad Renner wrote:
> if it is stored in the extended file attributes (which baloo uses, or
> used) then every application can read that informations and it makes no
> sense which technology is used. 
> If you use eg Dolphin for file browsing, you have the option to rate
> files and see the ratings, so if you rate a file in the music
> application and when you browse your files, this rating is not shown, a
> user can be confused. 

OK you're right, theoretically every music player could read that. But
this is the Baloo specification to store it there.
The Freedesktop specification, using the tags that fit the media type is
here: [0]

I think using the Taglib Extractor, this rating could be read by Baloo
and set as the rating property.

Integration into activities could make sense for a player, although we
actually wanted to keep the feature set low and now so many ideas come
up ...


P.S.: Also look at the discussion in the forum, gonna try to post stuff
that is more meta (non-technical) there to (hopefully) reach more people


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