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How can I make an RPM package for my own distribution?

First, download the source tarball. Then:

Two RPM packages (source and binary) will be built in the directory ‘dist’.

What is Ogg Vorbis?

Ogg Vorbis is a free non-patent audio coding format. Its performance is at least equal or better than the MP3, the famous but patent audio coding format. For further information, see http://www.vorbis.com/.

I have installed Maestro. What must I do now?

First, launch the graphical tool:


The textual tool (maestro-text) is quite ugly and only used for tests.

A window will appear. It contains three pages:

For now, all pages must be empty, except the “Tasks queue” page which might indicate two errors: no configuration files exist for now because it’s the first time you launch maestro-gui. You must build your own library.

You can be in two cases:

In the second case, you must create a directory which will be the root of your library. For example, type in a shell:

mkdir ~/music

In all cases, click with the right button on the label “Library” and then click on the item “Refresh library...”. A new page will open. Enter the directory you have chosen for your library and click on the button “OK”. If you are in the second case, nothing special will happen but you can now import Ogg Vorbis files, MP3 files or CDDA tracks in your library. If you are in the first case, all Ogg Vorbis files contained in your directory will be scanned and their tags will be displayed in the page “Library”. You can now edit your songs, make search in your library, create a play list and even listen to it.

An error occured when I tried to access the FreeDB server and I am behind a firewall?

You must probably set the proxy of your organization.

You can do that by setting one of the following environment variables:

For example, under bash, type:

export http_proxy="http://my_proxy.organization.net:8080"
and then launch maestro:

What is the plan for the future?

Some ideas could be realized in the future:

What are the known bugs?

There are certainly a lot of bugs. ;-)

Here is a list of known bugs:

Where can I browse the source code?

The source code is available on Bitbucket: https://bitbucket.org/julien1001/maestro.

Who are the authors of this project?

The following people brought their contributions to Maestro: