Unknown Artist/Unknown Album gets overwritten

Bug #348502 reported by era
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
banshee (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: banshee

Recently when I imported CDs, Banshee could not retrieve album metainformation. I don't know the reason for that, but this bug is about a problematic consequence rather than this specific problem. (Even if Banshee was bug-free, you would end up with unidentified albums e.g. if you do an import when you are not connected to the Internet.)

When the metainformation is not available, the album gets saved (by default) into Unknown Artist/Unknown Album/01 Track 1.ogg etc.

Now if I import another album and its metainformation cannot be retrieved either, the existing files will be overwritten without warning.

What's worse, if I noticed and added the track information etc for the first imported album by hand, the database entries will now point to entirely the wrong songs.

The solution to this would appear to be simple: import unknown albums to unique temporary names.

Of course, down the road, it would be nice if "Edit Track Information" would also update the file names of the underlying files on disk.

vnix$ apt-cache policy banshee
  Installed: 1.2.1-3ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1.2.1-3ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1.2.1-3ubuntu1 0
        500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

vnix$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.10
Release: 8.10

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Andrew Conkling (andrewski) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has previously been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=562041.

Changed in banshee:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in banshee:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in banshee:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
era (era)
Changed in banshee:
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in banshee:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in banshee:
importance: Unknown → Critical
Changed in banshee:
status: New → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Chow Loong Jin (hyperair) wrote : Re: [Bug 348502] Re: Unknown Artist/Unknown Album gets overwritten

On Tuesday 30,November,2010 07:56 PM, Bug Watch Updater wrote:
> ** Changed in: banshee
> Status: New => Fix Released
  affects ubuntu/banshee
  status fixcommitted

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in banshee (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote : Please test proposed package

Accepted banshee into maverick-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in banshee (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package banshee - 1.8.1-0ubuntu1

banshee (1.8.1-0ubuntu1) maverick-proposed; urgency=low

  * [338f8fe] New upstream bugfix release:
    + Sync dialog would sometimes be displayed forever
    + Nereid: Always grab search entry focus on ctrl+f
    + Lastfm: Fix NRE in LastfmRequest when the request times out
    + bgo#486543: Playlists: Fix parsing when started from root directory
      (LP: #674116)
    + bgo#540394: AudioCdRipper: Don't overwrite existing files when
      ripping (LP: #348502)
    + bgo#540525: TrackActions: Stop when the playing track is deleted
      (LP: #366893)
    + bgo#587936: AppleDevice: Sync the Sort+ fields
    + bgo#609463: Equalizer: Fix distortion by using floating math
    + bgo#620010: Fix displaying random image for "All Albums"
    + bgo#623441: DatabaseImportManager: Fix duplicates on import
    + bgo#624734: InternetRadio: Allow editing stations again
    + bgo#629005: FullscreenWindow: Fix full-screen on multi-head displays
    + bgo#630209: AppleDevice: Fix podcast flag for video podcasts
    + bgo#631172: AppleDevice: Fix podcast support
    + bgo#631961: Gio: Fix InvalidCastException
    + bgo#632114: Fix hang when replaying video
    + bgo#632196: AlbumListView: Fix MissingIntPtrCtorException
    + bgo#632246: ThickClient: Fix IntPtr ctor issue in SourceComboBox
      (LP: #669857)
    + bgo#632420: Booter: Use the MeeGo client if appropriate
    + bgo#632715: Bookmarks: Fix UI not getting loaded
    + bgo#633764: Dap: Fix not transcoding some files when we should
    + bgo#633841: StreamTagger: Recognize webm as video (LP: #669682)
    + bgo#634652: AppleDevice: Remove invalid tracks before syncing
    + bgo#634686: Streaming: Fix streaming broken after first play
    + bgo#635453: Importing: Fix regression with importing mkv
    + bgo#635776: build: Ensure karma-sharp's DLLmap is copied in the
    + bgo#635791: Metrics: Fix translation of the preference label
    + bgo#637303: FileChooserDialog: Fix error message on first launch
      (LP: #687402)
    + bgo#637627: FullscreenWindow: Keep fullscreen when showing volume
    + bgo#637991: SourceRowRenderer: Fix vertical alignment calculation
    + bgo#638477: X11NotificationArea: Enhance check for RGBA visual
      (LP: #689505)
    + bgo#638755: Dap.MassStorage: Add support for Xperia X10 mini pro
    + bgo#638989: Dap.MassStorage: Add support for Nexus S
    + bgo#635088: Dap.MassStorage: Add support for the LG Ally phone
    + bgo#633551: Dap.MassStorage: Add support for Huawei Ideos Android
    + bgo#631687: Dap.MassStorage: Fix extensionless files
    + bgo#639603: PlayerEngine: Fix NRE when current track doesn't have a
    + bnc#642505: Fix insecure LD_LIBRARY_PATH
  * [7fd9862] Drop patch for bgo#623441 (applied upstream)
 -- Chow Loong Jin <email address hidden> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 02:42:20 +0800

Changed in banshee (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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