No, You can enable auto-connect feature in File | Settings | Toggle.
Indicate where all your Ogg and MP3 files are located. But do not enter a CD path. Prokyon3 will automatically look in all sub-directories. In theory you could put your hard disk root there ("c:\" or "/") but it may take a long time to scan.
First insert a CD, then right click on the CD icon and select Append to Database. This will compute a unique CD ID and scan the removable disk for musical files. When the CD is loaded/unloaded corresponding Artist/title from the list will be highlighted/grayed out.
Yes, you can. Select them in the middle window, and edit them. Although only one track is selected at any time, you can still apply a change to the whole selection by left clicking the grey square button at the right of any tag field. Right clicking on the same button will give you more options.
This will automatically generate a play list picking random tracks from your library. Very Handy....
Only tracks available on hard disk are considered at the moment.
You can disable them permanently via File | Settings | Toggle.
This option is available in edit mode, when right clicking on the square button associated to filename field. The Andromeda option assigns a filename to a track, so it is lexically in the right order including the order of track numbers. It was implemented from the great PHP-Script Andromeda. An Andromeda filename consists of the artist name, followed by the album abbreviation, a track number and finally title of the track.
By consistently using Andromeda file name, a simple alphanumeric sort will classify your tracks by artist, album and track number.
All Mysql standard Rexpep are supported. With Mysql 3.0., characteristics of extended regular expressions are:
`.' matches any single character.
Character class `[...]' matches any character within the brackets. For example, `[abc]' matches `a', `b', or `c'. To name a range of characters, use a dash. `[a-z]' matches any lowercase letter, whereas `[0-9]' matches any digit.
`*' matches zero or more instances of the thing preceding it. For example, `x*' matches any number of `x' characters, `[0-9]*' matches any number of digits, and `.*' matches any number of anything.
The pattern matches if it occurs anywhere in the value being tested. (SQL patterns match only if they match the entire value.)
To anchor a pattern so that it must match the beginning or end of the value being tested, use `^' at the beginning or `$' at the end of the pattern.
Search is not case sensitive.
Following tags are searched (if and only if checked ): path/filename, artist, title, album,comment.
Search is started when Enter key is pressed or alternatively by pressing the "Start" button.
"Reset" button will reset searched string to blank and "Defaults" will select default search fields list to its original value.
By default your config file is located in ~/.qt/prokyon3rc for the Linux version or c:\qt\prokyon3rc for the Windows version.
If you ever run into problems with your saved values, you can delete this file. Prokyon3 will then revert to its default values.