David Hendon posted:nbpf posted:SC posted:
- Editing of Composers and Conductors will not be enabled and is not currently planned as a future update.
- The metadata editing functionality is based solely within the app, there is no desktop editing functionality.
- Only ripped CDs or CDs imported from a previous Naim server that have been ripped, can be edited.
- Music content in the Downloads Folder cannot be edited so the option will not be available.
- 'Artist Name' cannot be changed globally, only on a per CD basis.
- When a Uniti Core is updated to the firmware which includes the 'Edit Metadata' feature, if the database already includes music from a previously imported Naim collection any user edits applied on that collection will be reinstated automatically.
At least we know that Naim is joining Trump's pre-emptive strike on classical music. The "will not be enabled" in the first commandment is great: let's make sure that all these sick classical music intellectuals know that we could actually do it if we wanted so. Terrific. Great.
I think Naim mean "won't be enabled by this update" rather than "they are there but we aren't going to enable them".
If the message to be conveyed was that editing of Composers and Conductors is currently not supported and that support for future releases is not planned, I would have expected Naim to just say so.
I am not a native speaker but my understanding is that one enables or activates features that are present but disabled.
I very much suspect that this is actually the case for the Core: the Core's ripper is likely to store Composer and Conductor metadata into Naim's internal database. These could be edited in much the same way as Artist can be edited, but Naim has decided not to support doing so.
Why editing Artist is enabled but editing Composer and Conductor is disabled is a question that Naim does not appear to consider being worth to explain in the notes that accompany Firmware Update v1.4.