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       dmedia - The Distributed Media Library




       dmedia  is  simple  distributed  media library. Media files are given a globally unique ID
       based on their content-hash. Meta-data is stored in CouchDB. Meta-data for a large  number
       of  media  files can be available locally (meta-data is small).  Actual media files can be
       loaded on-demand from peers or cloud when not available locally  (media  files  are  big).
       Goals  are  to  make  synchronization  super easy, and to lay groundwork for a distributed
       content creation workflow.


              Show program's version number and exit

              Show a help message and exit

              Do a fast scan without extracting extra metadata

              Add imported files to specified PROJECT

              Add specified TAG to imported files

              Add specified TYPE to the list of file types to limit the import to.  TYPE  can  be
              'image',  'audio',  'video'  or 'all'. 'all' is the default and represents 'image',
              'audio' and 'video' files.

              Add specified EXTENSION to the list of file extensions to limit the import  to.  By
              default,  all  file  extensions  that  are recognised as audio, video or image file
              formats will be imported.


        dmedia /media
              This will import all media files from all of your connected devices.

        dmedia /media/EOS_DIGITAL --type=image
              This will recursively import all image files  from  your  memory  card  mounted  at

        dmedia /usr/share/backgrounds --type=image --tag=wallpaper --tag=desktop
              This  will  add  all  image files in the directory '/usr/share/backgrounds' and its
              subdirectories. The files will be tagged with  'wallpaper'  and  'desktop'  in  the
              media database.

        dmedia /usr/share/pixmaps --extension=svg --tag=desktop
              This will import all icons with the 'svg' file extension from /usr/share/pixmaps.

        dmedia ~/Videos --type=video --extension=webm
              This will import all video files in your Videos folder, as well as any file in that
              folder with the 'webm' extension. Due to being a new file format your system's MIME
              database  may  not recognise this format as a video; this will allow the webm files
              to be imported along with the other video files.


       dmedia is at an early state still, but the functionality it has so  far  should  be  quite

       The  `dmedia`  script  will  eventually  be  turned  into  a VCS-style script with several
       commands.  For now it has a single function, to recursively  import  media  files  from  a
       directory.   At this point, it's a quick-and-dirty demo of how media files might be stored
       and how their meta-data might be stored.


       If you find any bugs, please report them at


       The development of dmedia is managed at, where  you  can  find
       the source code, report bugs and ask questions.


       This  man page was originally written by David Green <> using text from
       the README by Jason Gerard DeRose and has since been  edited  by  the  following  authors:
       David Green <>.