GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 577579
Tag (Metadata) reader in Nautilus wiew
Last modified: 2014-04-10 06:29:49 UTC
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.
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 ***