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Subject: Re: Combining two directories into one?

Re: Combining two directories into one?

From: R.L. Horn via rockbox <>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2016 11:05:11 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 8 Apr 2016, Steph yahoo wrote:

> The last playlist, wether a "current pl" (automatically created by
> selecting/playing a music file in a given directory) OR a saved playlist
> (opened/played by selecting it in a given directory) can be saved with
> all added tracks

True enough.

Actually, if I had loads and loads of tracks and I just wanted to play
them all shuffled, I'd generate a monolithic playlist for the sake of

find [player mountpoint] -regextype posix-egrep \
   -regex '.*((mp3)|(ogg)|(flac))$' \
   -printf '/%P\n' > [player mountpoint]/all.m3u8

find [SD mountpoint] -regextype posix-egrep \
   -regex '.*((mp3)|(ogg)|(flac))$' \
   -printf '/<microSD1>/%P\n' >> [player mountpoint]/all.m3u8

Or something similar.

> I never use the database either because when it becomes really big,
> there is no player that browses quickly enough through it (smartphones
> using rb as an app might if it was developped up to an officially
> "supported" version

I can't speak for iPhone, but Android has its own database and I've found
the management of it to be so poor (of course you can't turn it off) that
I've given up on keeping large numbers of media files on any of my Android
devices anyway. It just runs the battery down and/or persistently
corrupts the database.
Received on 2016-04-08

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