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Database fields

The available displayed fields are commonly used fields to annotate ogg and mp3 format files. These are listed below with a brief explanation of fields that are not self evident.

Editing fields
Setting the location field


Editing fields

To edit a field, right click on it. If the edit field option appears on the popup menu, the field can be edited. If you select this option, an edit window will appear with field and a check box marked Change file on disk. You can enter any text you want for most fields. Track number can be edited, but must be a pair of numbers. Use the Change file on disk option with caution. Any change you make to disk cannot be reversed unless you remember what the original information was. To abort the edit type Esc. To complete the edit type Enter.


Setting the location field

When I digitized my CD collection, it was spread over several large CD changers. I wanted to be able to go from the files on disk to the particular changer and location in the changer where each disk was stored. To this end I put a file in each directory with this information. I designed mdb to read these files and display them in the location field.

When mdb scans files it looks for a file index or index.txt in every directory with media files. If it finds one of these files, the first line of the file (up to 128 characters)is entered in the location field. You can, of course, use this feature for any purpose you like or ignore it.


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