[uf-new] hAudio - audio-album and audio-podcast

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Tue Jun 5 16:39:03 PDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 15:00 -0700, Colin Barrett wrote:
> On Jun 5, 2007, at 2:20 PM, Scott Reynen wrote:
> > The label "haudio" appears to be describing two distinct concepts  
> > here (1: album information, 2: individual track information), which  
> > I find confusing.  That these two concepts share some properties,  
> > but that doesn't make them the same thing.  I think there are two  
> > many layers of abstraction here.  "haudio" should describe something  
> > specific, e.g. an audio recording, not a vague collection of  
> > metadata that could apply to a wide variety of things.
> They're actually, IMO, almost entirely the same.
> A classical recording is a good example -- unlike popular music, the  
> tracks on the album are often merely segments of a larger whole, f.e.  
> "Beethoven's Fifth" is comprised of four movements. All of the same  
> information that can be applied to a "track" can be applied to an  
> "album" or "playlist". They're really just divisions of a larger  
> whole. The only information I could see an album of playlist needing  
> that a track wouldn't would be: # of tracks and # of discs.

Colin you have a good point here
haudio would not be extended far enough to suit the classical
communities needs when you take into account that Beethoven has nine
symphonies with a total of 37 movements with sub properties of 

Year composed
Sheet music


> -Colin
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