Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] [PATCH] check remaining space before copying tracks to a removable device

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Jonathan Matthew <jonathan d14n org> wrote:

> Seems to be working fine now. To save some effort, here's a suitable
> bug to attach this patch to:

Thanks, attached the patch to the bug report.

> I'm not sure it really buys you anything - transcoding to /tmp, then
> checking if the resulting file will fit on the device is much the same
> as transcoding onto the device, then deleting the file if you run out
> of space, except there's more i/o and you don't find out that it's a
> problem until you've transcoded the whole track.

Sure this works. As you say the only advantage is that less i/o occurs
on the device
(in case the file is too large in the end). It might also be that
transcoding to /tmp
and copying the complete track afterwards is faster than transcoding
directly to the device
(last time I checked, appending wasn't very fast for flash drives) and
also less i/o is better
especially for cheap flash chips but this might be anecdotic (this
whole situation happens only
when the device is full).

As far as the gui is concerned it would be nice to have an error entry
on the side bar, below the corresponding
device (like an rb-import-errors-source) rather than a dialog.


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