Re: Amarok + USB-Stick
- Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:55:52 +0200
- From: René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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)?