Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Can rb copy OGG files onto ipods and mp3 players?

*narv - i need to remember to answer to the list, not singular persons...
here goes an e-mail i typed up last night:

Hm. This sounds like a good opportunity for me to share what I do in
terms of recoding. I have a 256MB mp3-player and a lot of music in OGG
and FLAC (great formats, btw). So here I go wanting to take my music on
the road with me - and more than just one album. 

I have figured that 96kbps seems to be sufficient for listening with
earphones on the bus/underground/train/etc. So I wrote a bash script
that has evolved into deciding the current format, recoding - and even
setting an ID3 Tag! It has defined input and output directories and
expects folders (I usually put whole albums on my player) which I just
symlink from my music library. 

I've attached the script for anyone's use or inspiration (GPL-
licensed). If I knew python, I could imagine fixing it up as a python RB
plugin, but I don't have the time for that right now.


On Tue, 2006-10-17 at 00:22 +1000, James "Doc" Livingston wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 14:56 +0100, Sean Hammond wrote:
> > Okay so I've been hearing a lot about the ipod and generic mp3 plugins
> > for rhythmbox and they sound great. What I've been trying to find out
> > is, does Rhythmbox transcode music files into the necessary format
> > when you drag them onto an ipod or generic mp3 player?
> > 
> > For example will it transcode ogg vorbis files to mp3 files so  the
> > mp3 player can play them?
> Rhythmbox has support for doing that, but it's not currently turned on
> for iPods. I'm not exactly sure why though, it may be that we turned it
> off when we first added the code and forgot to turn it on.
> In theory if it was turned on it should Just Work, but as I don't have
> an iPod I can't check. Right now, it will copy any track to your iPod
> regardless of whether it can actually be played there.
> Cheers,
> James "Doc" Livingston
Using Linux is a choice and some people don't do well when faced with 
choices as expansive as the opportunities with Linux.
--Jay Swackhammer of 'Reboot the User'

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