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Bug 577579 - Tag (Metadata) reader in Nautilus wiew
Tag (Metadata) reader in Nautilus wiew
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 143379
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: Views: All
Other All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-04-01 05:54 UTC by Alessandro Bonfanti
Modified: 2014-04-10 06:29 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

Description Alessandro Bonfanti 2009-04-01 05:54:20 UTC
Feature request:

We asked several times if there were a plugin for Nautilus or any other file manager that are able to read different tags (images, audio files, video files), but apparently there aren't. This is very uncomfortable and it seems to us such a trivial lack for a good DE as Gnome is. Our proposal would be:

The first step would be to create a tag reader to be incorporated in the columns of Nautilus to allow a display like this:
Name      Type      Size   Title   Artist       Album        Track n' Year ...
Lazy.ogg  Ogg Audio 4.5MiB Lazy    Deep Purple  Machine head 01       2009 ...

Name       Type      Size   Date        Shot Camera model  Resolution ...
Sunset.jpg JPG Image 1.5MiB 17/03/2005  Canon A520         1024 * 768 ...

For example with music files and pictures. This would make it much easier to manage media stuffs. For example I can't move in one step all the files with a specific author, or album or whatever, and same way for pictures (resolution, date, etc.). To date, with Gnome to perform these actions we need to open every single image or media file with a suitable program, view the properties, close it and move it meets our criteria. Obviously in a folder with 200 files it is something that makes it crazy (and makes crazy the user too).

The second step would be to create a simple editor to edit the tags for example the menu file properties like in Microsoft Windows, even if there are specific programs as Easytag, for small changes are very uncomfortable.

Other requests we have received from other users of Gnome:
- Enable searches for metadata in Gnome Search Tool.
- Give high status to the project to allow the use in any Gnome filemanager.

We don't know how these things can be achieved, however, only one of these features would, in our opinion, an important step in the comfort of using Gnome.

Thanks in advance.
Some Gnome Users.
Comment 1 Cosimo Cecchi 2010-11-26 11:52:57 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 143379 ***