Allegedly, on or about 12 August 2018, Tony Nelson sent:
The Banshee music player banshee-2.6.2-30.fc28.x86_64 has numerous
problems beyond becoming unresponsive at startup 2 out of 3 attempts.
It often (I think not always) only pretends to set the id3 tags in a
music file. It remembers the tags somewhere itself, but when the
file is downloaded to a player, there is no tag in the file. I have
verified this with id3info and id3v2.
Looking at a Wikipedia page, it mentions it uses SQLite. So I'd guess
that it does use an external database, for its own needs. And looking
at the dates, seems like it's abandonware.
Using a proprietary/internal all well and good if you only intend to
use your media on one computer. But useless if you intend to play it
in more than one place, or if you use your computer to set up the
metadata for use elsewhere.
I struck that problem, long ago, with one or two photo applications.
Hundred's of photos all held captive by those programs, because only
they can read their own photo databases for metadata.
Files like JPEG and MP3 have metadata tags for storing metadata within
themselves for good reason, it's the only way to ensure the metadata
stays with the data.
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 4.16.11-100.fc26.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue May 22 20:02:12 UTC 2018 x86_64
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