Turning my music and video collection over to Audials One

I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me earlier, but I just recently decided to let Audials One index all my movies and music, something I’ve tried half a dozen times with other programs and it’s never seemed to work out. I just want a program to go through my drive and make an index of all the movies and music. I don’t want to add them one at a time and go through the process of adding metadata and box covers. If nothing else, just make an index by file and folder name, in most cases that will be enough to get started. All these movie and music collector apps make it too hard to get started. But Audials makes a simple index just like I want. It will use metadata if it finds it, otherwise you get a big list of files you can search for by name. Now we’re making progress!

Now that I have my “database” of files I can set the metadata after the fact. There is an Edit Tags box to set Artist, Title, Album, Year and a few other options. Audials will also checked the web to see if it can fill in the details for you. This works very well for music (provided you spell the album name and artist name correctly!)

It wouldn’t be very useful to just find the information without being able to play it. Audials handles that as well. Once you find your music or movie you can play it right from there. You can make a playlist of specific items or just click the first file in the list and let it go. That’s pretty nice!

Another handy feature is that Audials keeps music and movies separate. Sure, they’re media, but just because you’re looking for a movie doesn’t mean you want the soundtrack. This is the way it should be. Now if you disagree, that’s fine too, there is the All Media Files option so you can search through both groups at the same time.

Audials is turning out to be a pretty impressive media player. I still have a fair ways to go before all the video is tagged correctly, but at least I don’t have a problem finding anything.

image

image

Other articles of interest:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Comments
  • Simple wildcard searches for pattern matching (2)
    • Don Pedro: For that scenario it seems .contains would be your choice. For example, variable.contains(‘amazo n.com’) to see if the url had amazon.com. In that case, www.amazon.com, forum.amazon.com, retail.amazon.com would all...
    • Jony: Hi, How can I use a wild card to assert a URL is the one I want. I just want to verify the domain ==expected but not anything after it. Tried * but not working and only works when I have full URL.
  • Create a Dynamic Object at Runtime (2)
    • Saish: How to add shadow root parent to this runtime object..
    • Jeremy Brien: I appreciate this! I saw this post on LinkedIn this morning and was able to find a use case for it! I found that defining my xpath with an iterable variable allows me to loop through and capture text from tables created...
  • Output status messages and test information by writing to the Log File Viewer in Katalon Studio (2)
    • Don Pedro: That would be things like: log.logWarning(‘The import date listed on the site is: ‘ + importDate) log.logWarning(‘The value from the site is: ‘ + salesFigure) log.logWarning(‘Filter Results for ‘ +...
    • Prashant Pednekar: Thanks for the informative article but can we also put some variable values to make it more exciting.
  • Setting up a repeatable Search Method in Katalon Studio (1)
    • RJ: Thanks a lot! This is very helpful 🙂
  • Filling forms with random numbers in Katalon Studio (3)
    • Patrick Clough: We created a handy random string generator custom keyword. The method takes in a string for the type of string you want, and an integer for the length. Looks like this: static String RANDOM_ALPHANUM =...
    • Don Pedro: randomNumber is the variable that holds the result of generating a new random number. Depending on how things work on your site, you might need to convert the number to a String before it’s recognized correctly....
    • Seth: When you are setting up randomNumber is this a new keyword or a new variable? I am trying to randomly generate unique socials and can’t seem to connect my generator to my Set Text.
  • Working with Dates and Date Formatting in Katalon Studio (5)
    • Ann: THANK YOU ! That worked perfectly !
    • Don Pedro: import groovy.time.TimeCategory currentDate = new Date() println currentDate use( TimeCategory ) { after30Mins = currentDate + 30.minutes } println after30Mins https://stackoverflow.com/ques tions/21166927/incrementing...
    • ricky julianto nugroho: hay can u gave me an example for plus a hour in the time ? example : now is 15 pm i want to print 16 in the text thank you
  • Boostnote for Code Snippets (1)
    • Manual: Hi Don, Regarding the code snippets and examples that you have created. Is there any GitHub repo or something that can be shared? Thanks
  • Using TypeIt4Me with Katalon Studio (3)
    • Manual: That’s great thanks for sharing.