[RFC] MP3 player management via Rhythmbox etc.
Christopher James Halse Rogers
raof at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 30 04:32:47 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-04-29 at 14:37 -0400, John Moser wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Brandon Holtsclaw
> <me at brandonholtsclaw.com> wrote:
> >> I use Rhythmbox. I don't care about Amarok, or whatever. This will
> >> be framed for Rhythmbox; as for Kubuntu and whatever else, just cry
> >> "Feature Parity" until someone duplicates work solving the same
> >> problem again.
> > No need. In this case, Amarok since 1.4-ish has handled media players
> > both generic and branded ones ( even media cards ) in this way, I think
> > this will be one of those rare cases where the shoes of feature parity
> > are reversed :)
This has also been (mostly) supported in Rhythmbox & Banshee for
quite some time, via the .is_(audio|media)_player file. I'd guess that
Amarok is also reading these files? I'm more familiar with Banshee than
Rhythmbox, but I'm fairly sure both will detect removable storage with
an .is_(audio|media)_player file as a generic DAP, and support the “drag
a playlist to the DAP” workflow you're after.
There's currently no tool I know of to generate the .is_(audio|
media)_player file, but I believe this would be a pretty simple Nautilus
extension to write.
The more advanced parts of your proposed interface - transcode when
space is tight, multiple policies for transcoding, etc, would need to be
implemented, but the basics should work right now.
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