I also didn't edit any other fields, such as artist, title etc.All my edits were restricted to one of the top-level directories of my physical collection.By loading this play list after rescanning my collection, I could conclude that 1/3 of the songs in this playlist had had their metadata go missing, and now show up with a zero rating, zero play count and last played 'never'.I could also conclude that a lot of the songs now missing their metadata were in the top-level directory I had been fiddling with genre-tags for. That's the problem :( if it was the memory I wouldn't care as much.
Anyway, I reopened amarok after updating to post 1.2 CVS and went to the collection manager and hit "Fetch All Missing." Before this it had been updating the collection, in ways with which I am not familiar.
We're terribly sorry about this :( But, all is not lost! amaro K h= as=20 attached a backtrace that describes the crash, so just click send, or if yo= u=20 have time, write a brief description of how the crash happened first. Engine: gst-engine Build date: Feb 12 2005 CC version: 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-8) KDElibs: 3.3.2 =2D-=20 K=E1roly amaro K has crashed!
We're terribly sorry about this :( But, all is not lost! amaro K has attached a backtrace that describes the crash, so just click send, or if you have time, write a brief description of how the crash happened first. Engine: gst-engine Build date: Feb 12 2005 CC version: 3.4.3 20050110 (Gentoo Linux 18.104.22.16850110, ssp-22.214.171.12450110-0, pie-8.7.7) KDElibs: 3.3.92 (beta2) NDEBUG: true amaro K has crashed!
So, as I've become somewhat accustomed to Amarok hanging while rescanning my collection and losing metadata that way, I had taken the precaution of copying the .kde/share/apps/amarok catalog before I started fiddling with the files.
So I restored the old copy, but now Amarok got stuck at 100% on rescanning the collection, and after waiting an hour, I killed the process. So, I restore the .kde/share/apps/amarok catalog again, and retry. So, restore once more, and now rescan top-level directory by directory.