Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Transferring to iPod in formats other than .mp3?

On Mon, 2010-04-26 at 20:16 -0700, nharris wrote:
> Hey guys,
> 	I'm pretty sure this concerns the iPod plugin for RB: is it possible to
> transfer .flac files in my library to my iPod in lossless formats such
> as .wav?  I can't find a way to do it through the UI, and I'd rather not
> have all my songs in .mp3.  If it's not part of the plugin, are there
> any plans to implement this in the future? (I'm only a lowly user,
> otherwise I'd try to whip up a patch myself)

I'm afraid that I haven't heard of any attempts to do this, although it
does certainly sound like a useful improvement to the music player
syncer in Rhythmbox.

Just as a note to anybody who wants to look into this - ffmpeg can
actually encode to 'ALAC' (Apple's Lossless Audio Codec), with a similar
compression ratio to flac. I'm not sure if it's exposed in gstreamer
yet, but for iPods this would be preferable to just using a wave file,
if the codec is installed.

(With appropriate gstreamer plugins, you can actually play alac files in
rhythmbox, although I haven't tested syncing them with an iPod yet.)

> Thanks!
> 	-Noah

Calvin Walton <calvin walton gmail com>

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