I installed the latest version of Amarok 1.4.5 (using KDE 3.5.6-0.3) in FC6 (2.6.19-1.2911.fc6). I am trying to upload MP3 files to a RAVE-MP ARC media player. I tried to configure it as an MTP media device but apparently it behaves as a Generic Audio Player (as I have it configured now).
Using the output info from the dmesg
and dcop kded mediamanager fullist
commands, I have configured the Pre-connect command as:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda /media/RAVE-MP/Music
When I plug in the MP3 player, I can see that it auto-mounts in Nautilus and I can change to the players directories in a terminal window (before starting Amarok). If I insert the player in the USB after starting Amarok, I see a message that the device was succusefully mounted and the directories appear in the Amarok device window.
, If the device auto-mounts, why I need to add the pre-connect command above for Amarok to see it?
After the the files have transferred, I disconnect and Amarok executes the Post-disconnect command that I configured:
, is there a better way to flush the buffers and force a write and then disconnect? I tried using umount -f /dev/sda
along with several other options/incantations for umount
, but I kept getting error messages that the post-disconnect command failed.
The only method of disconnecting successfully was to issue the eject and wait for all activity to stop (actually guess when all files were finished writing).
, is there a way I can get my transfer queue to drop the files in a subdirectory called Music
on the MP3 player? It appears that the mount command only mounts to the root directory and not the /Music
directory as configured above in the pre-connect command. When Amarok drops the files in the /root
directory, the software in the RAVE-MP player has to completely rebuild the index rather than just add the new tracks to the existing index, which can take an extra 20-30 minutes depending on how many files are already loaded on the player.
All suggestions are approciated.