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Re: rhythmbox converting files to ogg

On Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 02:59:34PM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 18:26:11 -0400, Rob Owens wrote:
> > I have a bunch of music in encoded in flac.  When I drag the files in
> > rhythmbox to my Sansa Clip player, rhythmbox converts them to mp3.  I
> > want them to be converted to ogg.  I have my preferred format set to ogg
> > in rhythmbox's preferences.
> > 
> > Any suggestions on how to get rhythmbox to convert flac to ogg on the
> > fly when I drag songs to my player?  I'm running Squeeze.
> I've never used that option before but have you tried to drop the files 
> into another folder? I mean, a plain folder, not your sansa player. 
> I say this because Rhythmbox could be automatically detecting the player 
> and making its magic in background (and thus converting into mp3 without 
> asking the user nor reading the settings...).
Yeah, it looks like rhythmbox is doing this on its own based on the
player it detects.  Strange, because that player supports ogg and flac.
The only way I can prevent it from converting to mp3 is to "unactivate"
the Gnome Audio Profile for "CD Quality, MP3".  But I still can't get it
to convert to ogg upon dragging a flac file to my player.

I guess I'll have to join the rhythmbox mailing list and ask about this.
If I get an answer, I'll report back here.


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