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Make Banshee Recognize Your Mass Storage Device As A DAP

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I have this cool phone, music phone, from Nokia. It goes by the name N91. It’s a great phone. 4 gigs of Memory, on a HDD, and arround 5 MB internal phone memory (even though the HDD isn’t detachable 🙂 ). Every time that I want to add new music to it I have to do it manually. Connect the phone to the computer, use Nautilus to transfer songs, if they are Ogg manually convert them to MP3 and so on…

As Banshee is the player I use, which has great DAP support, I wanted it to see my phone as a DAP (well it should, it’s a music phone). There were two ways:

  1. Teach HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) that the phone is a DAP; very hard — humans are smarter: so is Banshee
  2. Create a .is_audio_player file inside the root directory of the Mass Storage Device — my phone.

Then you need to add a few lines into the file:

audio_folders=My Music/
folder_depth=2
output_formats=audio/mpeg,audio/mp3,audio/x-aac

Now you can start Banshee and sync up the phone. Great!

P.S. This works with the newest Rhythmbox too!

Written by Act1v8

October 7, 2007 at 4:46 pm

Posted in banshee, gnome, linux, nokia

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