Off-Disc Media Storage Support
Submitted by mar..@..nto.ca
I would like to see support for storing media files on removable media but allowing them to be searched without the media loaded. Something like this:
I have a collection of 600mb of MP3s and I want to free some hard drive space so I burn a CD with the MP3s and remove them from the hard drive.
I point rhythmbox to the CD, rhythmbox reads all the MP3s from the CD, adds them to an index of some sort and allows me to select a sensible label for the CD. EG, "MP3 CD X"
Later, I decide that I want to play a song that happens to be stored on a CD. Then rhythmbox says "This song is off-line" or something like that then says "Please insert 'MP3 CD X' to have it cached to the harddrive.
That would be the basic notion. Extra cool other features along these lines would allow you to change the associated meta-data of a given media file (such as title, author, year, genre, etc) in the database. That way even if you made a stupid mistake or typo in an MP3 file that you didn't notice until after the burn, you can still correct it.
I have yet to find a program which does anything along these lines and it would quickly make rhythmbox my favorite app in the world. :)