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Re: Amarok + USB-Stick

On Monday April 02 2018 10:23:09 Bernd Nachtigall wrote:

> > - make a /etc/fstab entry for the thumb drive (using the entry in /dev/disk/by-uuid) with appropriate settings.
> This is the way to make a dynamicly changeable device to a fixed one. ;-)

Exactly, and to control the options with which it's mounted. That may be all the more important if the (removable) device is formatted with NTFS and mounted with the ntfs-3g FUSE driver (which is a lot slower than in-kernel filesystem drivers).

> Do you (dis)connect it with Amarok running?
> No, every time I release the device.

So you quit Amarok before releasing the device, and start it only after connecting the device?

> Anyway, I used 'play' with out any problems.

The commandline play utility? That doesn't do any indexing. Amarok and other players do that to show your music in such a way that you see the piece title, composer, artist, genre (etc) and can sort them by those properties. Fetching that information takes time, though I'm amazed that that duration is a problem for a playlist of only 130 titles.
> Amarok seems not usable for
> dynamic use. It seems it is for static use only.

I never found any interest to Amarok anyway myself, but that's not really the question here. Ever tried Audacious (with the Qt5 GUI so it fits in better with a KDE desktop)?