The Standard Database is a browser in which you can build collections. It maintains artists, albums and songs. It's the easiest to use, but most tedious to build. Once you have a large collection, which is not liable to change drastically in the near future, this is probably the best browser you can use.
- INS allows you to multply select by use of regexp filters.
- DEL allows you to multiply unselect by use of regexp filters.
- - Unselects the currently highlighted songs, albums or authors from the selection list.
- + Selects the currently highlighted songs, albums or authors to the selection list.
- By typing in the listbox you will search for the longest prefix matching the keys that you type. For example, typing `Alpha' in the author/group box would in most probability highlight the group Alphaville, if you have such an artist available.
You can drag'n'drop files between albums, artists and from the database to the selection window
Author/Group mouse menu
This is the menu which defines the mouse actions possible in the author/group menu. It will be shown by clicking the right mouse button in the author/group box.
Song/Album mouse menu
If activated, all songs by the artist will be selected.
If activated, all songs by the artist will be unselected.
This item brings up an Artist add dialog. It will add a new artist to the list.
This item deletes the currently highlighted artist from the list of artists.
This item brings up a dialog in which you may change the name of an artist to a new name. If the new name already exists, all songs in the old artistnames group will be moved to the new. The second case can also be accomplished by using drag'n'drop.
This menu defines the items used to manipulate both songs and and albums. It will be shown by clicking the right mouse button in the song/album box.
This item will either select an entire album, or select/unselect a song depending on if it was previously selected.
This item will cause the currently highlighted item to play.
This item will bring up the song editor with a new song.
This item will bring up the database.html#Album Editor">album editor with a new album.
This item will delete the currently highlighted song or album.
This item will bring up either the album editor or song editor depending on the nature of the currently highlighted item.
This editor is used to either add new or edit old songs.
The name of the author, artist or group performing this song. Choose Assorted if unknown.
The album this track belongs to. Choose Assorted if unknown.
Where this song may be found. It can either be a valid http url, an ftp address or an ordinary file path. By clicking the folder icon you will bring up a file browser.
If you wish to type in a comment regarding this track.
The year this particular track was performed, written or otherwise manipulated.
One of the genres specified in the ID3 specification.
The ID3 actions possible to perform on this song.
Attempt to extract ID3 information from the given filename.
Wipe all ID3 information from the given filename.
Write the current song information to the given filename in the ID3 tag.
Attempt to resolve the song, album and author from the given filename. See the resolve manual for more information.
If this check box is set, the song will use whatever mixer setting is currently used in the global mixer. If it's not marked, the mixer will be reset to the song specific values. This option is great to fix the fact that some songs are recorded at lower volume than others.
This editor allows you to change album names and settings.
The artist, author or group responsible for this album.
Sort by filename
If the songs in this album should be sorted by filename or by song name. If you wish to have the songs in track order and name them like 01-song.mp3, 02-song.mp3 etc, you should check this item.