I've had my Vault 2 for a couple of days. The lack of editing ability in the OS is driving me crazy. After years of using iTunes with its built-in editor, the inability to edit within the program absolutely defies logic to me. How do you sell a $1200.00 device that can not edit files? I have about 20 CDs ripped so far and a quarter of them have issues in the metadata (this is exacerbated by the fact that I have so many classical albums, which have more complex metadata). I plan to rip at least 1000 CDs; so 250 of them will be entered with omissions and mistakes—really?
I’ve downloaded TAG! on my Mac and can access the Vault as a drive on my network. It works, but it's a pain to use a third-party program and it’s not able to edit the file names under “Artists”—at least as far as I can figure out; that seems to be something that BluOS decides. I have albums listed under B for Benjamin Britten (at least his first and last names begin with the same letter), but also L for Lord Benjamin Britten; it's nuts. This just seems like a no-brainer to me. The OS will be the main way I will interact with the device—and my music—for years to come. Some dude wrote an editor in gnu for free—how hard can it be for you guys to make the metadata editable in your own OS?
Right now, in spite of how good the hardware sounds (and it really sounds good), I’m suffering some serious buyer’s remorse because of software. I will give it a couple more days to see if the Vault and I can live together. However, if by the end of the week I’m still not satisfied, I will return it.
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