Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Support for flash based mp3 players

On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 09:51 +0200, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> Fwiw, creating a playlist corresponding to the device doesn't work
> really nicely with an ipod (which contains a library and playlists like
> rhythmbox). Currently, the (read-only) ipod support creates a new source
> for the ipod files. Fwiw, I've got some code doing rb=>ipod
> synchronization at

What i am considering is in particular the devices that are not like an
ipod. That is, flash based mp3 players without a db. This class of
players dump files in a folder which the device reads on startup. I had
originally thought of assigning an existing playlist to the device (the
user would select it when the device is attached) however i think it
would be clearer to have that association between the device plugged
into the computer and the playlist with its name.

> It should be done straight away (with a progress indicator, a dialog at
> first is probably enough). It would be particulary nice if whatever you
> do can easily be reused for other mp3 players ;)
Another vote for immediate. I'll have to consider this then, so just to
clarify, when a user drops a new song from the library into the device
specific playlist, it should perform that action immediately. Ok, i'll
make a mock up of some suggestions for progress indicators (copying, new
on device(copied to computer), new in playlist(copy to device))

Actually, now i realise something else i wanted to discuss, how should i
handle files that are new on the device? I had considered creating a
folder like ~/Music and dumping the files there and then adding to the



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