Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] duplicate-format songs in library; speed of import

Jonathan Matthew wrote:
On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 11:40:50AM -0400, shivers ccs neu edu wrote:
I have two questions/issues with respect to Rhythmbox.

1. I keep songs redundantly formatted in my music repository: every
   song is stored full-resolution in flac and lossily compressed in
   mp3. This means that when I import my repository into Rhythmbox,
   I see every song twice. This completely hoses my ability to play albums
   with any ease at all.

Why do you do this? It seems like the easiest solution would be $ find /music -name '*.mp3' -exec rm {} \; .. but maybe there's a
reason you don't want to do that.

How about using a shell script to simply rename all the mp3 files to have a leading dot/period - which would make them hidden on Linux/Unix machines.

Then RB (and other tools) should ignore the mp3 files, and only detect and play the FLAC files.

I think some programs (including RB?) do this sort of thing themselves when preparing a transcoded version of a file for export to mp3 players...


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