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    Organise sound library with Ubuntu


    Any recommendations for a file/sound organiser application which has multiple tagging functionality and which will run under Ubuntu? I'm using 10.04.

    For example, I'd like to assign these hierarchical tags to a sample (more accurately, to an Audacity project):

    Nature-->Cat-->Purr
    Environment-->Indoor
    Sample date-->2011-->July-->03

    I've searched, and there are good tools out there to manage and tag MP3 libraries, but I can't find anything obvious to manage and tag my WAV files and Audacity projects in Ubuntu.

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    Have you tried a search in the software center, in Ubuntu?

    A quick search pointed me in the direction of Ex falso. Although i'm using Debian, i'm pretty sure it's in the Ubuntu reposetories too.

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    The problem is that Ex Falso is oriented to audio files, while smithy856 also needs to tag Audacity project files (.aup extension, xml format) so he needs a tag system that deals with any kind of file.

    The closer thing to that on Ubuntu, and currently almost built-in (the daemon might be up and running by default, worth a quick check - I'm on Debian too :wink: ), is probably Tracker.

    In the "Similar packages" section you will notice it also has a basic GUI and a set of command line tools among which the one to set tags.

    But I fear that it's still short of a needed feature: tag hierarchy as per smithy856's examples; he'd have to add all the tags and issue searches with boolean AND's (e.g. looking for Nature AND Cat AND Purr) but missing an easy GUI that guides him picking section and related sub-section tags. Of course, such a GUI could be done by any programmer, relying on the utility tracker-tag to do the actual work.

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    The problem is that Ex Falso is oriented to audio files, while smithy856 also needs to tag Audacity project files (.aup extension, xml format) so he needs a tag system that deals with any kind of file.

    The closer thing to that on Ubuntu, and currently almost built-in (the daemon might be up and running by default, worth a quick check - I'm on Debian too :wink: ), is probably Tracker.

    In the "Similar packages" section you will notice it also has a basic GUI and a set of command line tools among which the one to set tags.

    But I fear that it's still short of a needed feature: tag hierarchy as per smithy856's examples; he'd have to add all the tags and issue searches with boolean AND's (e.g. looking for Nature AND Cat AND Purr) but missing an easy GUI that guides him picking section and related sub-section tags. Of course, such a GUI could be done by any programmer, relying on the utility tracker-tag to do the actual work.

    You're absolutely right copyc4t. I just tried ex falso out (i didn't have the time yesterday, but relied on the multi tag mention i read in the description) and it was not what i thought at all.

    On a side note, it's lovely to see all those linux users in a community like this. Seven years ago almost nobody knew about it, but now it has really gained some speed. Perhaps there ought to be some sort of thread about linux audio software here, it's always great to learn something new on the subject.

    Well as a dear friend once said "we all appear to be time bankrupt", and i guess he was right :wink:

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