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  • #626
    henrik
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    I am running mt-daapd on my Linksys NSLU2, great stuff.

    I just cannot figure out how to edit ID3 tags from iTunes. I can stream songs and browse artists, but when i ‘show info’ on a song, all ID3 info (artist, song, etc.) is greyed out.

    I have set mt-daapd to runas ‘myuser’, and all my mp3’s are owned by ‘myuser’. I can verify with ps that mt-daapd actually is running as myuser.

    Is there an option I have forgot to check?

    #6584
    rpedde
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    @henrik wrote:

    I am running mt-daapd on my Linksys NSLU2, great stuff.

    I just cannot figure out how to edit ID3 tags from iTunes. I can stream songs and browse artists, but when i ‘show info’ on a song, all ID3 info (artist, song, etc.) is greyed out.

    I have set mt-daapd to runas ‘myuser’, and all my mp3’s are owned by ‘myuser’. I can verify with ps that mt-daapd actually is running as myuser.

    Is there an option I have forgot to check?

    Nope, iTunes won’t do remote tag editing. Even if it’s iTunes to iTunes.

    #6585
    barnseyboy
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    http://www.mp3tag.de is a pretty nice bulk id3 tag editing application for windows, obviously requires you to make a public share mapping onto your slug music folder.

    or im also using the id3 app on the debianslug nslu2 to do tagging

    my only issue is im not convinced that the mt-daapd database is picking up new tags in mp3s. not sure if you need to force some kind of rescan, or its supposed to just ‘know’ next time its started! .. i presume the solution isnt to rm the songs.db file anymore, as isnt it holding things like playlist data as well as the songs themselves??

    #6586
    [email protected]
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    I use Mp3Tag too – a great and very versatile tagging tool (especially for bulk editing)

    You do need to do a mt-daapd/Firefly rescan once you’ve updated tags (not a full scan though).

    #6587
    barnseyboy
    Participant

    whats the command to start the rescan? -force-reload?

    #6588
    [email protected]
    Participant

    Not sure – I just click the ‘Start Scan’ button in Firefly after I’ve updated my tags.

    #6589
    rpedde
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    @barnseyboy wrote:

    whats the command to start the rescan? -force-reload?

    either -r on startup, or use the web admin to do a rescan (which will pick up changed tags based on timestamp) or full-reload which will do the equivalent of deleting the songs.gdb (dropping the table and recreating it).

    — Ron

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