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Old 04-18-2010, 04:18 PM
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Hi,

I recently got an 8GB card for my 8GB Clip+. The internal memory is nearly full and I want to load more music onto my new card.

I'm a linux (Ubuntu) user running the clip in MSC mode.

Has anyone thought of a clever way to keep track of what music has been added to the internal memory? I don't want to start going through my library adding my 'favorite stuff' to the card, only to discover I now have a duplicate on the device. Simply, I don't want to add any song twice, but can't think of a simple way to check what I have loaded already without methodically checking, song by song, artist by artist.

I suppose one alternative is to delete all music from the player, then add what I want in one 'session,' so I can remember what is on there already.

Sometimes I load music using Rhythmbox, and other times I just drag and drop.

Open to ideas!

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Old 04-18-2010, 04:34 PM
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Hi kpl!
Have a look at ATunes. It's a mediaplayer for linux that can manage a MSC - device.
It writes a little text file on the player to keep track of the added files.
Here's the link
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:40 PM
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Great suggestion - I hadn't seen aTunes before.

Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:36 PM
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Well, besides that, if a track is on the sd, then a little icon appears beside its name in the browser. This way you can tell from the player.
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:31 PM
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Well I actually don't care if I have a track on the SD or on the internal memory - all I want to avoid is loading duplicates. I don't remember everything I loaded on the internal memory (in some cases just single tracks).

In any case I might try the suggestion above.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:16 AM
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Anyone know any good ways of arranging somngs using Mediamonkey to avoid duplicates? At the moment I have two synched playlists - one for internal memeory and one for uSD. It tells you the disk space used by each playlist which is good but checking for duplicates is a bit of a drag.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:55 AM
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At the risk of incurring a pie fight, I'll state the obvious - I'm surprised this many people have problems with simple file management.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:08 AM
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:48 PM
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Here is my simplistic solution:

I keep the artists on the SD card and the internal memory in alphabetical order. A starts on the internal memory, and Z is at the end of the SD card. I shift artists on the edges from one device to another if I need more space.

If I get a new artist, I check where it should go alphabetically. Edge cases go to the device with more space free.

If I get a new album from an artist that already has a folder on the device, I just check if the current location has enough memory free. If not, I bump the last/first artist to the other memory to make space.

This should work well for you. because (except for the rare edge case) you will know instantly which memory the album should go into, and can check if the entry is already there.

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Old 04-19-2010, 01:44 PM
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Seems like a pretty good system thanks, I might try it.

With more expandable media players becoming available I hope mediamonkey might add some specific support for it.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:46 AM
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I just keep selecting folders until I have about 3.x GB of music. Using control key I unselect ones I don't want to load. Then copy them over. Then I do the same thing starting with the artist after the last one copied to internal memory. It leaves them somewhat in alphabetical order. Anything new that gets added it goes into which ever location (internal memory or Card) based on alphabet. If I need room I delete something I'm tired of hearing. Since 6GB hold more than enough music to listen to, this system suits me with low overhead.
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