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song's tags are not visible if adding a remote file manually (nfs://<somefile>) until playing #713

roizcorp opened this issue Jan 16, 2020 · 2 comments


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@roizcorp roizcorp commented Jan 16, 2020

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Describe the bug

I am adding a remote file manually
mpc add "nfs://somefile.flac"
the song is added to the queue

Expected Behavior

all of the song's tag are visible i.e. title, artist, date etc.
a simple test would be mpc playlist this would at least will show a list of "title - artist" format
I would like to query the playlist

Actual Behavior

the only tag which is available for mpc playlist or even any GUI client is the uri i.e. nfs://somefile.flac
only when actually playing the song, then it parse its tags and make them available for anything else


mpd version: 0.21.11


not sure if you actually need log for this


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@MaxKellermann MaxKellermann commented Jan 23, 2020

For historical reasons, MPD scans tags only of local files. Previously, non-local files were http:// URLs and MPD did not know whether this was a stream or just a static file. But we could scan NFS files with little overhead, I guess, so this could be implemented.


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@roizcorp roizcorp commented Jan 23, 2020

thank you for the explanation!

@MaxKellermann MaxKellermann added this to the 0.22 milestone Feb 16, 2020
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