using amarok with multiple configurations?

Chris Gow sniffy at
Mon Feb 4 12:38:51 UTC 2008

On Sunday 03 February 2008 17:30:17 Sam Fielder wrote:
> D. R. Evans wrote:
> > Sam Fielder said the following at 02/03/2008 09:44 AM :
> >> does anyone know if it is possible to start amarok with different
> >> profiles/configurations?
> >>
> >> my music is stored on my server at home. I am syncing a playlist to a SD
> >> card on my laptop so i can listen while I am away.  Every time I come
> >> home after listening to the music on the SD card the database is blank.
> >> (no history etc.)
> >>
> >> can i start amarok with different configs via the command line?
> >>
> >> also is it possible to combine statistics from the SD card into the main
> >> database
> >
> > You probably should ask these questions on the amarok forum.
> >
> > FWIW:
> >
> > 1. There is no mention of anything like this on the amarok man page,
> > although I'm not at all clear on what you mean by "configuration".
> >
> > 2. I think that the answer is "not without some tricky database
> > programming". (Basically because amarok regards a track as being
> > different if it's on different devices.)
> >
> >   Doc
> Oh, what I would like to do is start  amarok when I am away with a
> different db. this would get me around the worst part of the problem(the
> "full"database being overwritten with the info from the sd card when I
> listen away from home), but would also let me potentially merge the two
> databases and keep a track of all of my listening history.
I don't think that there is a switch that will allow you to switch databases. 
However one option to simulate what you want would be to create two databases 
one for your SD and the other for home. In order to merge the two you'd need 
to write some database scripts as the previous poster mentions.

Dunno if that will change in the Amarok 2 releases

-- chris

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