"Add folder" also adds files that are already in the desired format

Bug #554300 reported by scrawl on 2010-04-02
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
soundconverter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

How to reproduce:

Create a folder and put some music files in there, some with .oga and some .mp3. Under SoundConverter Settings, choose oga as desired format. Now add the folder to soundconverter.

What happens:

All files show up - even those that are already in the desired format. This is a waste of CPU!

What should happen:

Files already in .oga format should not appear when using the "Add folder" function.

Changed in soundconverter:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → GautierPortet (kassoulet)
GautierPortet (kassoulet) wrote :

Look at the bottom of the "Add Folder" window : you can filter by types.

And for me, converting oga files to lower quality oga files is a valid usage pattern, and I don't see how to conserve it if SC was filtering out the destination type when adding files.

Your remark is good, but I'm not sure the added complexity worth it.

Changed in soundconverter:
status: New → Confirmed
Kelly Dasovich (kellydasovich) wrote :

I was hoping to use SoundConverter to automatically organize my chaotic music collection. However, as a large portion of it is already in the format I want to convert everything to, I'm forced to find another solution. To cover more use cases, I suggest an option to ignore files that are already in the destination format (as originally suggested), only rename and copy them (as I was hoping for), or fully process them including transcoding (as it behaves now).

episto (episto) wrote :

From time to time I need to convert high bitrate MP3 files to a lower bitrate MP3. SoundConvert is perfect for this.

Daniel Centore (dcentore) wrote :

A reasonable workaround is to import all the file types, one by one, except the one you are converting to.

However, I agree that it would be a nice feature to "Import all except the one I'm converting to." Even better would be to be able to have a checkbox to "Copy file if already in the right format."

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in soundconverter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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