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Cyber Sinh
post Nov 19 2010, 21:51
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A new version of the most user-friendly tag editor is available.

This version has a new interface with a ribbon.

With this software, you can :
- Edit tags manually or with IronPython scripts ;
- Get tags from the file name or its path ;
- Rename files according to their tags ;
- Sort your files according to their tags (copy, move, symbolic link) ;
- Get tags on a local database of several thousands of disks;
- Get covers or lyrics on the Internet ;
- Identify files according to their acoustic fingerprint ;
- Identify potentially duplicate files ;
- Quickly clean unwanted tags.

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SamDeRe81
post Nov 25 2010, 05:24
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So this is better than The GodFather and mp3tag? Hummm I'll investigate it.
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tuxman
post Nov 25 2010, 19:18
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I wonder why developers still think that ribbons are the way to go...
Anyway, the acoustic fingerprint functionality seems to be worth a try. I'd compare it with Musicbranz' Picard.

Any chance for a German translation?


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post Nov 25 2010, 23:15
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I wonder why developers still think that ribbons are the way to go...

That's probably because it's .NET 4 dependent, and OP didn't post about it
When I first saw ribbon I was distracted sure, but after using MS Office for some time I got used to it and feel like smarter way of providing program action interaction then standard menu. Of course I don't feel then any program could benefit from Ribbon functionality and some looks silly

Like many .NET apps has prolonged launch time and extensive memory usage
It has integrated player which doesn't relay on WMP classes
Automatic tagging based on path (not sure if I did get it working fine as I briefly checked this app). If doesn't sort correctly like after "1" it sorts "10" instead "2".
Fingerprinting ala Picard, Cover search from Amazon by entering desired query, Lyrics from Wikia.com
Add tags opens empty sidebar with empty input boxes which should affect checked-boxed items in main view I guess

On top of this brief view it has mighty IronPython scripting support! and there goes my vote, although it seems to me like still not finished project with strange .NET UI
I couldn't compare it with Picard and hope it's not IronPython coded as I would preffer pure Python like Picard is, instead .NET


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post Jan 11 2011, 06:57
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Like many .NET apps has prolonged launch time and extensive memory usage


Please post evidence to prove that.

Or otherwise you are violating the Terms of Service, for objective information.
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post Jan 11 2011, 08:24
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Unless the prolonged launch and extensive memory usage is being attributed to sound quality, there is no TOS violation here.


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post Jan 11 2011, 08:38
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QUOTE (mudlord @ Jan 11 2011, 00:57) *
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Like many .NET apps has prolonged launch time and extensive memory usage


Please post evidence to prove that.

This is true but it's not bad. There's memory overhead from the CLR (about 20MB) and many framework classes are more liberal with use of memory, mostly just due to having richer features. It's not a lot though, and being a managed environment it won't leak memory in the way native apps might. The extended launch time is due to the time it takes the JIT engine to compile CLR bytecode into native code at runtime. .NET has an AOT compiler that can improve startup times at the (minor) expense of runtime optimization.

Also regarding ribbons. Ribbons can be a FANTASTIC way to manage a huge amount of functionality. See Office 2010, it's quite wonderful compared to the old system where you had many layers of nested text menus that were difficult and confusing to navigate. Microsoft did a lot of usability testing when they implemented their ribbon interface and found that new users adopted it much quicker than the old system.

That being said ribbons are kind of a "hot thing" to do and many apps use them when they aren't necessary. At a glance the ribbon in this app seems pretty tame.

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post Jan 11 2011, 16:36
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QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 11 2011, 01:24) *
Unless the prolonged launch and extensive memory usage is being attributed to sound quality, there is no TOS violation here.


Damn. sad.gif

I wish though TOS8 could be extended at least so to weed out general stupidity of comments in general, and not just audio quality.
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