Adding source path to collection shouldn't manage files without warning (?)
Greetings from Berlin to the Guayadeque community,
I am new here, so let me start with a big thanks to the developer and the helpers who made this player an awesome contribution to the Linux world. And by the way: I like Guayadeque ... the player and the landscape ;)
To come to my first question here, or better, to my worries:
I was playing around with the awesome features of Guayadeque while I was looking for a final manager/player, who could manage my big rares funk/jazz/soul collections from the late 60's and early 70's. And when I was trying the "add a source path to collection" feature without changing any default options set, Guayadeque 0.3.5 started to scan my folders without any warning. o.O ... It took very long, so I broke it up because I started to become scared that it has started to "manage" my files under the path without asking me. This would be my dead.
I had some really bad experiences with other music library managers and players on this. Most of them didn't satisfied me anyway, but Guayadeque looks very promising. That's why I won't give up on this. My only worries come from the experience with other players regarding that "managing" libraries thing. There are over 80 GB and about 20.000 songs I regularly put in folders in a way how I can find them anytime or how I need them for radio shows while I also have it make sure, that they never get converted (quality loss) or changed by their file type or tags. So my logic is different from the logic a player would manage folders normally for music listeners. Players often regularly take tags, labels, titles, etc., to move files from unsorted collections to album folder trees or folders named "unknown", if a player can't find any corresponding info. In worst cases it also converts them all to a given audio compression file type. A horror scenario for me and my collection.
Since my collection is very large and I can't sift by hand if Guayadeque did anything (copying, converting, moving) with the files from the added source, I needed to come here to ask you and hope that your answer will be "No, adding and scanning a source path for a collection didn't do anything to your files besides from collecting infos for the list windows". I tried to find obvious infos about that in the docs but without luck.
Besides from that I really like the awesome features of Guayadeque and I deeply hope that it could be my choice, finally. I am also willing to contribute and if you can settle me on my worries I can update the docs if you like.
Sorry for the long description and thanks for all informations in advance.
Guayadeque will not move files *automatically*
It will extract embedded covers and save it to the folder if a cover is not already present ( and finds it embedded or course ).
It will with default settings add lyrics to the file tags if lyrics are not already present and found. You can disable it in Preferences -> Lyrics
Thanks for your help and welcome
Thanks a million for your fast reply. I just worried because of the select form on the bottom, where you can set up to copy/convert files, its form selector was blank. But more like not showing correctly which of the two is selected. I was not sure if it did something or not, or if it has to do anything with it. Should I put a small info sentence in the docs or is there already an info about, that adding a source is not *managing* (resorting) any files?
I am still exploring and I am deeply impressed about Guayadeque.
Thank you and greetings from Berlin.
Oh sorry, I forgot to show you where exactly. The screenshot (attached) shows the form selector I am talking about. I think it would be better from the usability point of view to change its state to "--none--" than leaving it empty, plus, to change the label from "Default copy action" to "Choose copy action". "Default copy action" in combination with the empty selector could be irritating, as that it is doing one of the two options without showing correctly which one. At second is one of the two choices also called "Default" without clarifying what this default setting is doing. Could you guide me to a documentation link on this or can I help somehow to improve it?
Thanks in advance.
Hm, it seems to be impossible to upload an image, the upload progress bar stays busy without anything happening, so here is a link to the screenshot
Thanks. I will try to solve this issue asap
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