>> How do you save the options ?
You don't have a 'go' button in the lower right corner of the screen? If not, send me a private message and if you either turn on remote assistance, or send me a copy of your pluto_main, I'll try to debug this. I heard someone else report this, but never found the cause.
Hi, you can debug on my system. I reported that missing GO button. But funny is that if you click on that empty area, it still works. Dan from Pluto also noticed that his GO button dissappeared...
>> How do you suggest we access file that do not have clear names but rather song 1 , song 2
For videos it should be automatic. Sort by Title is the default, and if a file has no attribute 'Title' (attribute type 13), the title is assumed to be the filename.
For music it's more tricky because the default is to show Artists, then drill down to Albums, and lastly Titles. Unless, of course, you click 'options' and choose sort by 'title' or 'filename'.
Making it 'sticky' is a good suggestion. I'll add it to the todo list.
I have also posted few suggestions about small enhancements that would ease organization of media collection:http://plutohome.com/support/mantis/view.php?id=3153http://plutohome.com/support/mantis/view.php?id=3152
I also remember really simple solution that was implemented in Freevo: they had optional simple text file in each directory that simply changed view settings for that directory - so user could either with text editor or through GUI setup different view settings. In some directories one is interested solely on cover arts, on other wants to sort in reverse time order (security videos), etc...
Also updatemedia could pick up some other standard concepts of giving more information about media file - there are quite some external MEDIA INFO grabbers that for instance put cover arts as folder.jpg in albums's directory or save snapshot under same filename, but with jpg or png extension etc...
I guess it would be quite easy to extend updatemedia daemon to use that info. Maybe it would be also easy to have .id3 files in text, so it's easy to check its content - or of course make more user friendly web-admin interface that is quite a job...
To edit the attributes, in pluto admin go to files & media, media files sync. Chose the directory from the pane on the list, and the file in the right pane. You can add attributes. You can also cleanup attributes this way; updatemedia will automatically synchronize any changes in the database back into the id3 tags in the files.
I've kindly asked Valy to put some more info on Wiki about how to edit media attributes. But it would be tremendous enhancement if this could be done on per directory basis for all files at once, for atributes that are shared among them (like cover art, album name, artist, etc..).