I'm new. I consider migrating from iTunes.
I didn't find on the site the general features of NG, only the new ones, and most importantly how to import all my sound tracks, playlists, comments, etc., from iTunes.
Actually my iTunes library is quite corrupted as far as the locations of the files are concerned so I would like it to be fixed during the import.
Is that possible?
Thanks in advance.
My configuration is:
I installed NG and started it. I found out the import features.
I first tried just importing the media and the process stalled on the 859th track out 10,454.
I then tried to import the library iTunes Library.xml and it obviously stalled too (unless it's working so hard it's unavailable).
I'm not sure it's clear for me what excatly mean:
* "Import music tracks from iTunes"
Does it copy the files (in another folder) or does it just import the files locations on the HD?
* "Import music playlists"
Does it copy the data from the iTunes Library, including Composers, Comments, Ratings, etc.?
Is it possible to correct it later, in particular change the location of the sound tracks?
Hi everyone, I once had Songbrid installed. If I recall correctly my main problem was that I could not add two different drives as sources for my music files. That was a major setback at the time, and I ended up un-installing the program. Now with Nightingale I'm wondering if files on different sources are supported? Thanks for any replies.
The ratings in nightingale normally are only stored in the nightingale database.
In order to use the ratings also with other music players the rating should be stored in the ID3 tagging of the musicfile itself. Generally this is possible.
But does anybody know a way to export and / or import the nightingale ratings automatically to / from the ID3 tagging?
I know that it is possible to export / import the ratings to / from an XML file. But then the problem is how to import / export this file on the other side. The best way would be if both sides use the rating in the ID3 tagging.
my apologies if there was a discussion on this already.
I just discovered Nightingale yesterday after being frustrated that Songbird
was been killed. So migrating to NG made me realize that some of my favourite
add-ons for SB have not been ported yet to NG.
After reading on how to port add-ons, I've successfully ported the Digital clock and Birdtitle. No problems during my tests on version for OSX.
In the instructions on how to upload them to Nightingale add-ons
it says you click on Edit button, which I don't see anywhere.
Maybe I don't have enough permissions to do that, but I'm not sure how
to go about it then.
Can somebody help me put these add-ons up?
So, I've found this behavior in Nightingale pretty annoying and haven't figured out how to stop it.
So, I have my library populated, either by adding music manually or by folder watch (I've tried both approaches) The folder watch is the one that I use most often.
All is good until I decided to import some of my playlists that I've saved using the (Playlist Export add-on and they are M3U8 playlists with absolute paths to the songs location.
After importing a playlist, I start to see duplicate songs in my library, which are the songs I just imported from the playlist. This is also confirmed by The Exorcist add-on.
The problem is that the duplicate songs are the same song, in the same location, but Nightingale stores the songs in its database using a unique ID, and by importing the playlist Nightingale created different unique IDs for the new songs, instead of matching them to the songs already in my library.
To try to solve this problem I decided to leave my library completely empty, and before doing anything, I imported the playlists. This also populated my library with only the imported songs. Then I go to turn on Folder Watch, so the rest of my library gets populated. I thought that given that some songs are already in the library, the Folder Watch wouldn't add them if they are already there, but it adds them hence creating duplicates. These duplicates are again the same song, with exact same properties, in the exact same location but with a different ID, so the Nightingale database thinks they are different songs.
There's no way to differentiate one song from the other because they are the same song (except for the ID). The only way to not have duplicates is to populate my library and manually recreate all my playlists which is annoying and defeats the purpose of exporting and backing up playlists.
Also, the error console doesn't display any problems at all, everything is working the way it's "supposed" to.
If anybody needs any additional info, logs or anything to help fix this problem, please do let me know.
I forgot to mention that I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 64bit and I've tried both the stable and nightly PPA and also the .tar version from the Download page.
does anyone know why, when you download music to your computer and transfer it into the nightingale library - when you try to delete the original file it not longer lets you play the track in your library??
in Itunes if you put the track in that library you dont need to keep the original file
I didn't see this issue previously discussed:
I know that "Zoom" under "View" allows you to increase font size of the playlist, but:
1) is it possible to make the last zoom level the default, and
2) is it possible to increase the font size of the text on the menu bar, the sidebar, etc?