Re: [Utopia] Finding device capabilities

Good idea with the transcoding audio, i'll have to implement it!

To clarify i have implemented it (atm) as a standalone application, but
i am happy to implement it as a RB patch (which would allow some more
interesting progress display i expect)

I'll have a first run at playing with hal and gvm from the info you've
provided and see what i come up with.

Thanks for the help


On Mon, 2005-04-11 at 10:54 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-04-10 at 20:28 +1000, Nicholas Gill (mythagel) wrote:
> > G'Day All!
> > 
> > I'm writing a small program to sync a playlist on rhythmbox to a flash
> > based mp3 player. (similar to how iTunes does to an iPod)
> Nice. Ideally your rhythmbox patch should transcode the music so it
> matches the player (e.g. some players do ogg, others do mp3, others do
> AAC etc.).
> > The aim is for it to run on insertion of a flash based mp3 player, if
> > it's a new player, prompt the user to assign a playlist to it and sync,
> > otherwise silently sync the playlist to the device.
> > 
> > The depends on two things, the ability to identify a specific device,
> > and the ability to find out if the device mounted by gvm is an mp3
> > player.
> I think it makes sense to extend gvm to handle this much like gvm
> handles media with photos on it as well as digital cameras.
> > I'm sure i can find out how to uniquely identify the device, however i
> > don't know how to determine if it is an mp3 player.
> This is one of the things hal does; check out this file
> In the future there may be UI for people submitting this kind of
> information from a program such as hal-device-manager. Until then, I'll
> happily take patches for extending this file.
> Cheers,
> David

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