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Postby pemholder » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:21 pm

Hi,

I've got a lot of Live-Recordings that are not splitted in tracks and come as a whole.
In most cases I even did not have the time to create a cue-sheet manually. Therefore I put the track information and some other informations in the comment-tag and additionly in a text-file in the same directory.

I would like to see this information in subsonic without the need to create a comment within subsonic manually for each live recording. It is even not transparent for me, where subsonic stores it's own comment-information.
There is no way at the moment to show a text-file with the music-tracks, because subsonic has only a file-mask for music-files. If I add *.txt to the file-mask, this text-file shows with the tracklist but is treated as a music-file.

As a possible solution for this problem I suggest:

Subsonic should be able to read a comment-file with a special name (i.e. comment.txt) in the same folder of the music-file and show it as comment.

or (not so perfect)

Subsonic should be able to list a comment-file as a first "track" before the tracklisting, which you the can view with a click.
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Comment-files

Postby edda » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:50 pm

Hi, this is a very good idea.
I have just the same situation on my disc, and I recomend pemholders first suggestion.
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Postby BluesBoy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:47 am

I also have a lot of live recordings that have .txt files in their folders. These .txt files describe the show, how it was recorded, song titles etc.
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Postby waltermmm11 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:07 pm

this is wonderful
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Postby BluesBoy » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:01 pm

BluesBoy wrote:I also have a lot of live recordings that have .txt files in their folders. These .txt files describe the show, how it was recorded, song titles etc.


I have been collecting live shows for over a decade and have a lot of shows that have a .txt file describing the show and giving the tracklist. If there were a way to be able to view these .txt files it would give info about the music files included in the folder.

It seems like having the option to view a .txt file from within the folder would also allow folders to be moved and yet still retain info about the music files.
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Postby BluesBoy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:36 pm

Just giving this a bump now that I have my Subsonic server in production and have fiends accessing my music collection. It would really, really be useful if they could read the .txt file located in every folder that dexribes the show and gives the names of the tracks etc. There could be one .txt file that is named something like "folder.txt", or "info.txt" or even comment.txt and then subsonic could display it in the comments area or there could be a buttom that would display it temporarily.

I have thousands of live recordings that have these .txt files.
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Re: Re:

Postby BluesBoy » Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:30 pm

BluesBoy wrote:Just giving this a bump now that I have my Subsonic server in production and have fiends accessing my music collection. It would really, really be useful if they could read the .txt file located in every folder that dexribes the show and gives the names of the tracks etc. There could be one .txt file that is named something like "folder.txt", or "info.txt" or even comment.txt and then subsonic could display it in the comments area or there could be a buttom that would display it temporarily.

I have thousands of live recordings that have these .txt files.



Been years.... giving this yet another bump... I recently redid my music folders by adding newer larger hard drives. I now have over 7,000 "albums" available... All of the comments I had previously, painstakingly, put in are now gone... I mentioned above I mostly have live shows and almost every live show has a descriptive text file included in it's folder. The text file describes the such things as Who the players are, Where it was recorded, When it was recorded, How it was recorded ( soundboard, audience, studio outtakes, etc.), What the track names are as the files are often listed as simply track1, track2 etc. This is all useful stuff.

The way I have had to add this information to the Comment field is to open the .txt file for each show or album and then copy the contents of the .txt file and paste it into the Comment. This is a relatively simple procedure that now I am now looking at having to repeat over 7,000 times by tediously going album by album.

I have read the desire of some to have Subsonic read the ID3 tags and to have a comment filed in the ID3 tags. Most of the music I have collected is lossless and is not in MP3 format. I have files with extensions like .flac and .shn etc. These files mostly do not have ID3 tags associated with them. Is there some way that Subsonic can look for a .txt file with a certain file name like folder.txt or comment.txt and copy the contents to the Comment field. I would rename all the .txt files in my music collection and then it would be done. As it is, if I rebuild my Subsonic server, or move it to another computer, or another operating system, or reorganize my folder structure or add additional storage or additional music the comment fields are blank and have to be redone.

I enjoy Subsonic immensely! I think it is a beautiful, well written program. I just wish there was an easier way to be able to update the Comment field.

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Re: Comment-Files

Postby BluesBoy » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:23 pm

Just giving this a bump again.....I recently re-organized my Subsonic music collection and so now all the comments are gone. It would really, really be useful if Subsonic could read the .txt file located in every folder that dexribes the show and gives the names of the tracks etc. There could be one .txt file that is named something like "folder.txt", or "info.txt" or even comment.txt and then subsonic could display it in the comments area or there could be a buttom that would display it temporarily.

I have thousands of live recordings that have these .txt files. I have been working for weeks now and am barely through the first couple letters of the alphabet adding back into the comments section the info from each show which is contained in an info.txt file in each folder.

Please give this a consideration.

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Re: Comment-Files

Postby pemholder » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:57 am

I want to bring back to mind this requested feature, that I am missing very much in subsonic.
It's now years that this feature was requested and supported by some other users.

The Madsonic-fork has this features since years, so it should be such an effort to add this to subsonic too.

Please Sindre add this feature to subsonic.
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Re: Comment-Files

Postby jeffgt14 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:49 pm

I second comments as well. It's a very useful field for any "extra" information someone wants to add.
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