Synchronizing music

Paul Lemmons paul at
Mon Dec 15 22:06:27 UTC 2008

-------- Original Message  --------
Subject: Re:Synchronizing music
From: "Geoffrey Bays" <charioteer7 at>
To: "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions" <kubuntu-users at>
Date: 12/15/2008 12:08 PM
> Paul:
> Your messages have definitely made it to the Kubuntu list.
> Regarding amarok, I just use it very basically, to play collections of
> ogg files I have on my system or on my iRiver device.
> As I understand it, Amarok does not 'sync' with a player device. You
> can copy music to amarok from a device, but you must do it manually.
> It may gain a sync feature in a future release. Here is a basic
> article that explains its simple usuage and this issue:
> Amarok power users on this list, please correct me if I am off-base here.
> Cheers,
> Geoffrey Bays
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 1:48 PM, Paul Lemmons <paul at> wrote:
>> -------- Original Message  --------
>> Subject: Synchronizing music
>> From: Paul Lemmons <paul at>
>> To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at>
>> Date: 12/12/2008 02:23 PM
>>> I got a new MP3 player (Sansa Fuse 4GB + 4GB micro SD). After fiddling
>>> with it a bit and setting the USB to be MSC mode instead of MTP it
>>> connects to Ibex flawlessly. Yea! I then connected to it using Amarok
>>> and copied a bunch of music to it: Roughly 7GB. I noticed that there
>>> were too many categories represented by the ID3-TAGS and some album art
>>> was missing. So I spent some time updating ID tags and Album art. Now, I
>>> want to update what is on the MP3 player and I don't see how. Unless I
>>> am missing something, it appears that Amarok is nothing more than a
>>> glorified file manager. There does not seem to be a way to "sync" my
>>> music.
>>> So, the question is simple... How do I "sync" updates such as ID3 Tags
>>> and Album art without formatting the device and going completely through
>>> the selection process again?
>> *bump*
>> Interesting. I don't know that I have ever gotten absolutely no response to
>> a question posed on this group before. Makes me wonder if the post actually
>> made it. If it did make it I apologize for replying to my own post. If it
>> did make it to the list, am I the only one that has ever gone down this
>> road?
I appreciate the response!

It appears that there is no way to "sync" mobile devices. This is a sad 
thing. So, I have deleted everything from the player and am now copying 
my music back to it. This is pretty lame. I hope that the incredibly 
talented developers of Amarok 2.0 address this!

Sometimes I wonder.  Were our faith able to stand upright and look around, would it be looking down at the mustard seed or standing in awe of the height and breadth of it.

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