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Subject: Re: Choice of Desktop Software for use with Rockbox?

Re: Choice of Desktop Software for use with Rockbox?

From: Adam Golding <>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 12:22:21 -0400

sounds reasonable, although perhaps we should verify that such a feature
would actually solve the problem--suppose that rockbox wrote the info to
tags--how would one then easily copy the files back to their appropriate
locations on the hard drive? if you're just syncing a folder tree any old
sync tool would do it, i suppose, but if you're cherry picking albums from
various places in your collection it seems hard to automate, especially if
you might want the folder structure different on the portable... ideas?

2009/4/12 Antony Stone <>

> On Sunday 12 April 2009 15:32, Adam Golding wrote:
> > ...rockbox will not write tags from the db to the files (because it would
> be
> > hard on the flash, I think I was told--although as an owner of a hard
> drive
> > player (ipod 5.5G) I can almost wish this were possible)
> Hm, if that's true (ie: that the facility wouldn't be too hard to
> implement,
> but is not done because of the effect of re-writes on flash memory), could
> it
> be coded on a per-platform basis, so that known flash-based players don't
> do
> it, but known hard-drive-based players do?
> Possibly have it as a user-settable option (with appropriate caveats
> regarding
> wearing out the flash), with the default value set as above according to
> the
> device Rockbox is installed on?
> Antony.
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