[Solved] MP3 Collection Is There a Way of Calculating How Many Albums You Have?
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Offline gregorylock

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MP3 Collection Is There a Way of Calculating How Many Albums You Have?

My Collection looks something like this: (Not A Complete List.  Just an Example)

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├── '68
│   ├── In Humor And Sadness
│   │   ├── 01 - Track 1 R.mp3
│   │   ├── 02 - Track 2 e.mp3
│   │   ├── 03 - Track 3 g.mp3
│   │   ├── 04 - Track 4 r.mp3
│   │   ├── 05 - Track 5 e.mp3
│   │   ├── 06 - Track 6 t.mp3
│   │   ├── 07 - Track 7 n.mp3
│   │   ├── 08 - Track 8 o.mp3
│   │   ├── 09 - Track 9 t.mp3
│   │   └── 10 - Track 10 ..mp3
│   └── Two Parts Viper
│       ├── 01 - Eventually We All Win.mp3
│       ├── 02 - Whether Terrified or Unafraid.mp3
│       ├── 03 - Without Any Words (Only Crying and Laughter).mp3
│       ├── 04 - This Life Is Old, New, Borrowed and Blue.mp3
│       ├── 05 - No Montage.mp3
│       ├── 06 - No Apologies.mp3
│       ├── 07 - The Workers Are Few.mp3
│       ├── 08 - Life Has Its Design.mp3
│       ├── 09 - Death Is a Lottery.mp3
│       └── 10 - What More Can I Say.mp3
├── 7 & 7 Is
│   ├── desktop.ini
│   └── Fun with Sound
│       ├── 01 Gone In A Moment.mp3
│       ├── 02 A Quiet Little Place.mp3
│       ├── 03 My World Inside.mp3
│       ├── 04 Thank You For Your Dreams.mp3
│       ├── 05 Say So Long To Your Sad Old Love Song.mp3
│       ├── 06 Ride The Waves.mp3
│       ├── 07 Glory Train.mp3
│       ├── 08 Guadalupe.mp3
│       ├── 09 L'Orbis-Jack Spoiler.mp3
│       ├── 10 I'm Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge.mp3
│       └── desktop.ini


I've been looking for a program that can read the Artist, Album, etc, Tags, and then give me a total of Artist, Album, Etc.  Do you know of anything that can do that?

Post Merge: October 24, 2019, 11:31:17 AM
I got this issue solved.

Back when I ran Windows full time, I used to chat with people online.  I knew of people who swore by Win Amp, and I also knew of people who swore by iTunes.  Personally I used Musicmatch Jukebox, and sometimes Windows Media Player.  I saw no point in using any program to help me keep track of my music collection.  I just plugged in an external hard drive, picked the songs out with my mouse and drug them into whatever player I wanted.  While I loved music, it wasn't something I used my computer much for.  To me the computer was a place to make mp3s so that I could take my music with me on a portable player.  Sometimes I did other tweaks, but it was always for the external player.  I stayed away from iPods, because I didn't want to get locked into that ecosystem.  Instead I used MP3 players.

Today I run Linux, but my music habits hasn't changed.

The Program Rhythmbox did exactly what I wanted.

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Rhythmbox says I have
Artists: 274
Albums: 731
Songs:  8,621
Play Time: 24 days, 16 hours and 58 minutes.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2019, 11:31:17 AM by gregorylock »

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DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!

Offline gregorylock

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DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!
DeadBeef!

deadbeef is not in the repos
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I'm still running Linux Mint 18.3 and Xubuntu 18.04.  :P

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deadbeef is not in the repos
repo
repo
repo
repo
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repo

I'm still running Linux Mint 18.3 and Xubuntu 18.04.  :P

you would probably need to add the ppa...

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alex-p/deadbeef
sudo apt-get update

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you would probably need to add the ppa...

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alex-p/deadbeef
sudo apt-get update

Trying this on Mint 18.3

I'm adding it now, but I'm going to proceed with caution.  I don't want this thing replacing a dependency that I need.

I got an interesting error message.

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** (mintSources.py:9881): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-JmwRxvAtvj: Connection refused
You are about to add the following PPA:
 DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is an audio player for GNU/Linux systems with X11.

 Features:
  * mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, ape, wv, wav
  * ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, APEv2, xing/info tags support
  * character set detection for non-unicode ID3 tags - supports cp1251
    and iso8859-1
  * unicode tags are fully supported as well (both utf8 and ucs2)
  * cuesheet support for mp3, ogg, flac, ape
  * autodetection of utf8/cp1251/iso8859-1 charsets in cuesheets
  * sid and some popular chiptune formats like nsf
  * tracker modules like mod, s3m, it, xm, etc
  * HVSC song length database support for sid
  * gtk2 interface with custom highly speed/memory optimized widgets
  * no GNOME or KDE dependencies - just gtk2 and several small libraries
  * minimize to tray, with scrollwheel volume control
  * drag and drop, both inside of playlist, and from filemanagers and such
  * control playback from command line (allows global hotkeys using
    xbindkeys)
  * seeking works in all supported formats
  * plugin support; ships with several standard plugins, such as global
    hotkeys and last.fm scrobbler; sdk is included
  * duration calculation is as precise as possible for vbr mp3
    files (with and without xing/info tags)
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~alex-p/+archive/ubuntu/deadbeef
Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

Executing: /tmp/tmp.nvg1jAGS9B/gpg.1.sh --keyserver
hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80
--recv-keys
CEF9E52D
gpg: requesting key CEF9E52D from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key CEF9E52D: public key "Launchpad PPA for Alex_P" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
Synaptic says
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deadbeef (version 1.8.2+git8484-030ec022-1ppa1~xenial1) will be installed
deadbeef-gtk2 (version 1.8.2+git8484-030ec022-1ppa1~xenial1) will be installed

Offline CwF

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Yah! More critiques the better! There is lots to set up and it's being actively developed. Effort here is not a dead end. It does need some more file handling abilities like you ask for. I want the duplicates function from foobar for example. It keeps getting better.

I noticed in the post a gtk-2 front end, only? In the static version on my xfce buster there is a setting for either and gtk-3 is working here.

For the simpler minded on debian the static deb from the website installs fine with gdebi. It has also upgraded clean over the last few version, so dl the deb and gdebi it in right over the last version. If you use the static version you avoid dependencies and also don't need a ppa lingering on in your sources.list.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/deadbeef/files/travis/linux/1.8.2/deadbeef-static_1.8.2-1_amd64.deb/download

Offline gregorylock

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@CwF  I haven't had a chance to use it yet.  I don't normally use music organizers on the computers because 99% of my listening is done either on my mp3 players or I listen to a file at a time through mpv or vlc player.