Re: rhythmbox converting files to ogg
On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 05:28:56PM -0400, Rob Owens wrote:
> 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.
> > >
Thanks to "moch" on #rhythmbox for helping with this one.
My player is a Sansa Clip+
My music player was not properly recognized by my Lenny system (I'm on
Squeeze now), so I had added a .is_audio_player file to the player. I
needed to remove that, but Squeeze still didn't recognize the player as
The media-player-info package had the wrong id for my player. I updated
it as follows.
/lib/udev/rules.d/40-usb-media-players.rules was changed
/usr/share/media-player-info/sandisk-sansa_clip_plus.mpi was changed
That got my player properly recognized. But now dragging a flac file to
the player simply copied the flac file. No transcoding. So I edited
/usr/share/media-player-info/sandisk-sansa_clip_plus.mpi again and
removed "audio/flac" from the OutputFormats line.
Now my system thinks the player doesn't support flac, so it converts
them to ogg vorbis -- my "Preferred Format" in Rhythmbox. I wish there
was a user-level setting that could force a flac to ogg conversion,
instead of disabling flac files completely on this player. But this is
good enough for now.
Note that media-player-info for squeeze shows this player as id "74d0".
Sid shows it as "74d1". My system now references both of those id's.
This commit seems to agree with me: