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Happy new years to all.

Ok, so I got my N900. I'm an amature when it comes to linux, but I figured I don't mind learning. And since I've skipped the laptop erra and jumped straight from desktop to the pocket pc with the n900.

The first thing I wanted to do is to load my music to the n900. but when i drag and drop my playlists, it does not keep it in the playlist. I have to create playlists. And everyone knows its a pain in the *** with this media player.

1. Is there another player out there for the N900 that would just keep my playlists?
2. What's it called.
3. Where do I get it from?
Thanks for the help.
 
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You might find this post helpful:
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...6&postcount=34

I haven't tried doing it this way, but it seems well endorsed.
Good luck!
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there is a App called KMPlay already out there for download in Multimedia section try it for your self as I did for my device it's very usefull and could be solve your problem as well
 
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Tried my guide ?
If you are on Windows I suppose you need similar software to doubleTwist mentioned on the guide.
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Do as RevdKathy or Lacedaemon have suggested. There is also a link to Songbird on this site http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...light=songbird which for me anyway worked flawlessly and auto synched nicely with the N900.
 
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I've been doing it using this method:
http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...6&postcount=34

but I'll also try Lacedaemon's way to see which is easier.

thanks for the replies.
 
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Is there a way to make media player scan SPECIFIC folders eg. music and video folders only?

My media player scans the every file and shows up so many unwanted files on it.

tracker-processes -r brings up all unwanted files too.
 
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Originally Posted by zzzchainzzz View Post
Is there a way to make media player scan SPECIFIC folders eg. music and video folders only?

My media player scans the every file and shows up so many unwanted files on it.

tracker-processes -r brings up all unwanted files too.
install tracker-cfg app (apt-get install tracker-cfg) and and all folders which you dont want to be scanned to no watch directory list. save changes in menu and then click on rebuild databases.
 

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you can edit /home/user/.config/tracker/tracker.cfg

(make a copy first).

You want to configure WatchDirectoryRoots, CrawlDirectory, NoWatchDirectory, IndexMountedDirectories, IndexRemoveableMadia.

There's also a program (trackercfg I think) which does more or less the same from a GUI.

In general you won't be able to achieve what you want, i.e. only scan specific folders. You will however be able to set a list of folders that should be *excluded* from scanning.
 

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Originally Posted by zzzchainzzz View Post
Is there a way to make media player scan SPECIFIC folders eg. music and video folders only?

I wrote a bit of a terminal script, for a friend that loves the playlists. It's rudimentary, at best, but it works.

Place it somewhere convenient.

Code:
#!/bin/sh

LOCATIE="${PWD}"
        clear
        echo -n "What editor would you like to use to view the playlist? "
        
    read var1  # Opmerking, GÉÉN '$' voor var1, want deze wordt aangemaakt.

        echo
        echo -n "What type of playlist would you like to create? (lst, pls, m3u, etc3)"

    read var2 

        echo
        echo
        echo -n "     Caution, only one                                             "
        echo
        echo -n "     choice can be                                          "
        echo
        echo -n "     made.                                            "
        echo
        echo
        echo -n " What file format do you wish to include? e.g. mp3, wma, wav, mid, *  "
    
    read var3 

    clear

        echo " "
        echo "DONE!"
        echo " "
        echo "Script results"
        echo " "
        echo " "
        printf "· Current directory · " && pwd
        echo " "
        echo " Editor = $var1"
        echo " Type playlist = $var2"
        echo " Type of file = $var3"
        echo
        echo

    find "${LOCATIE}" -type f -name "*.$var3" ! -name "*.txt" ! -name "*.jpg" ! -name "*.png" ! -name "*.gif" ! -name "*.doc"  ! -name "*.rtf"| sort > playlist.$var2

    echo "The playlist has been generated: "
    ls *.$var2 
        
#    echo "$PLAYLISTBESTAAT"
            echo
        echo
        echo
        echo "Press any key to open the playlist" 
        echo
    read

    $var1 playlist.$var2 &

exit 0
 

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