Sunday, 6 December 2009

Tagging

Currently Gereqi uses tagpy for tagging duties. It's a small and simple tool but sadly is lacking in file format support. This seems to be due to it being a wrapper for taglib so allows a little room for expansion.

There are plenty alternatives out there. Gstreamer has support for tags but documentation for it is elusive. The package I shall be moving to is Mutagen. Quod-libet and Ex-Falso use it. The latter being well-known for it's tagging features.

As I am trying to keep dependencies to a minimum Mutagen is a good choice as it is a needed dependency of libgpod, which somewhere down the line Gereqi will need for iPod support.

So, if I can get around this refactor issue, Mutagen should be coming up soon.

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