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Subject: Re: synchronize your music folder
From: Mike Holden (rockbox_at_mikeholden.uklinux.net)
Date: 2003-02-24


Matias Orchard said:
> Hi there,
>
> how are you guys synchronizing your 'music' folder with the jukebox??
> I've been trying to use XP to do it, but I just cannot make it to work.
> I've been kind of lazy with Linux these last weeks, so I haven't tried
> that yet either.
>
> any particular software that you might recommend? I'm looking for the
> simplest one... it'd be fantastic if it was something just integrated
> with Windows shell.

I have more music on my harddrive than would fit on the Archos, so I don't
want to do a full sync! What I did was write a small program in Perl,
which works on both Windows and Linux. It examines the playlists on the
Archos, and then copies across any music files that are listed to the
correct locations. The only configuration needed is the base directory
name for my harddrive music (G: or /multimedia) and my Archos (I: or
/mnt/archos), and my program does the rest. All I have to do therefore is
copy over any playlists that I want (either drag'n'drop or
rightclick->send to), and then run the program. It uses Tk to display 2
progress bars (playlists and current playlist), and any error messages
(missing music files etc).

Mike Holden



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