Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox - IPOD use case
- From: Klaus Reichl <Klaus_Reichl chello at>
- To: "Christophe Fergeau" <cfergeau gmail com>
- Cc: rhythmbox-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox - IPOD use case
- Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 23:46:25 +0100
Christophe Fergeau writes:
> 2008/11/17 Klaus Reichl <Klaus_Reichl chello at>:
> > => iTunes and Rhythmbox are wrong in the sense that they argue
> > the illusion of comfort because of the interrelationship between
> > the ONE computer and the player
> I'm not sure why you say that with rhythmbox the ipod is associated
> with a single computer ? How is rhythmbox different from amarok in
> this area ?
It had the feeling so far. Maybe I'm not actual with my version
(Debian etch rhythmbox 0.9.6-8 upgraded to Debian lenny RB 0.11.6-1
now). Up to now rhythmbox tried to synchronize the computers view
with the target ipod complaining if you just want to __extend__ with
parts of a foreign Music collection not synchronize.
> > * Download CD to computer in OGG or alike
> > (goal: backup without lossage)
> Fwiw, ogg (vorbis) is a lossy format, you want flac if you want some
> lossless storage
Yea, you're right, I did want to say "flac", however, the point is
> > What I'd like
> > * Download CD to arbitrary format
> > * Burn it to IPOD transparantly (converting from OGG -> MP3
> > on-the-fly).
> Rhythmbox already does the transparent conversion. Maybe you don't
> have a gnome media profile set up to encode to mp3 ? The easiest might
> be to setup sound-juicer so that it can rip to mp3, then rhythmbox
> will be able to use that configuration to transcode from ogg to mp3.
That's what I had. Ripped the CD to flac and used sound-juicer to
convert to mp3. After including the resulting mp3 directory you have
two versions (the original "flac" and the converted "mp3") in your
So what I have now:
- My "normal" account has "flac".
- A different account converts "flac" to "mp3" in a different HOME
- The ipod is maintained by this secondary account to:
- not have flacs on the ipod
- not have mp3 on the Music directory where "flacs" are already
This is clumsy!
> Hope that helps,
Thanks for your comments, maybe you have better ideas than I had
implementing the above.
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