Bug 184888 - Amarok deletes songs tags when 'organizing' collection
Summary: Amarok deletes songs tags when 'organizing' collection
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 178973
Alias: None
Product: amarok
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 2.0.1
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR critical
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Amarok Developers
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-19 05:58 UTC by Kevin Sylvia
Modified: 2009-12-09 11:29 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Kevin Sylvia 2009-02-19 05:58:32 UTC
Version:           2.0.1 (using 4.2.00 (KDE 4.2.0) "release 88.2", KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop / openSUSE_11.1)
Compiler:          gcc
OS:                Linux (i686) release

I renamed my collection and amarok moved all my files into one folder and then all tags were removed.
Comment 1 Sven Krohlas 2009-03-13 16:06:36 UTC
Please give exact steps to reproduce, this sounds like a really serious blocker bug to me.
Comment 2 Mark Kretschmann 2009-03-13 18:58:10 UTC
Erm, let's first wait for some more information, before assigning it "VHI" :)

The report is sparse at best.
Comment 3 Domrachev Alexandr 2009-03-15 12:15:18 UTC
I've experiencing same problem.
After using "organize files" on local collection and some tags on many mp3 removed.
Comment 4 Sven Krohlas 2009-03-15 12:34:55 UTC
Tags before/after?
What were the settings for the collection organizer?
Comment 5 Domrachev Alexandr 2009-03-15 15:24:54 UTC
Tried to reproduce this bug on under new user. Collection organizer settings: "Group by artist's initial - on', 'replace spaces' & 'ignore "The" in Artist Names'.

It's seems that everything ok to me after first "organize" on all local collection, but if I "organize" collection more, some tags (mostly album) dissapearing.

Last time after two "organizations" & "Config -> Collection -> Rescan Collection" got totally mess - songs name is right, but title-author-album completly unrelated to each other (ex: Some russian title - singer Shakira - album name from Bon Jovi)
Comment 6 Niko Vuokko 2009-04-11 13:46:49 UTC
I just encountered this behaviour with Amarok on Gentoo. I had some anonymous files (like 'Track 12 - Track 12.ogg') in my collection.
Steps after that:
1. I gave them the correct tags in Amarok

2. Changed the filenames to reflect the tags with Kid3. The songs were on Amarok's playlist at the time and Amarok was running, but I wasn't playing anything. I didn't touch Amarok anymore before the next happened.

3. Don't know when exactly this happened, but at least on the next boot the tags of almost all the songs in Amarok's playlist were horribly wrong. Some had lost some or all of their tags. Some had these weird combinations of tags from totally unrelated songs, artists and albums across the whole collection. Luckily it seems that songs not in the playlist at that moment were unaffected. Otherwise I'd be pretty miserable right now!
Comment 7 Hanno 2009-05-28 02:47:59 UTC
I had the same problems, after reorganising files tags were delete. Some Album Names or Artist names were randomly replaced with other existing names in my collection. This is a grave bug
Comment 8 Niko Vuokko 2009-06-04 08:42:33 UTC
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Comment 9 Myriam Schweingruber 2009-06-04 15:31:00 UTC
Could you all please try again with Amarok 2.1 final? I can't reproduce this behavior since quite some time in SVN
Comment 10 Hanno 2009-06-06 01:17:01 UTC
I am waiting for the final packages of amarok 2.1 for OpenSuse 11.1 with KDE 4.3beta. As soon as they are there, I will try to reproduce.
Comment 11 jonny sutton 2009-06-12 02:57:01 UTC
I have managed to produce similar results in 2.1 under suse 11.1 with KDE 4.2, steps I took to reproduce = rip new CDs to my collection, update/rescan my collection, when new tracks are discovered the albums, years and artists of most tracks are then completely wrong. Only fix I have found is to wipe the db and start again
Comment 12 Myriam Schweingruber 2009-06-12 08:39:10 UTC
Amarok doesn't delete tags at all. Just remove the ~/.kde/sahre/apps/amarok/mysqle/ folder (maybe saving it for extra security) and all your tags will be visible again.

The title of this bug is misleading and there already is another bug reporting this behavior.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 178973 ***
Comment 13 Myriam Schweingruber 2009-06-12 08:54:00 UTC
Oops, typo, the folder is