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Old 11-06-2008, 05:56 PM
Sylph Sylph is offline
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Default Sansa and Fedora: The most popular music player/management

Hello there everyone, how's it going?

I'm new to these forums and wanted to get an opinion from most people as to the best way to do this.

I've had my Sansa e280 for over a year now, and I love it, sound quality is great and it's close to indestructible from my butter-fingers point of view.

Recently, I switched my entire Operating System to Fedora Core 9, and I couldn't be happier with it as an operating system. I'm currently using the GNOME desktop.

Because of my move to Linux I've decided to completely restructure my music library because, generally speaking it was a huge mess -- files everywhere, and in all formats and file names you could imagine.

Basically, I have a few questions for anyone who has a minute of course, feel free to take your time.

First of all, is there any easy way to get my music into some discernible order beyond manually updating all of the tags and moving them into appropriate folders. I tried easyTAG but I wasn't 100% sure what I was doing, I read through the docs and wasn't much farther ahead. How exactly does it work, and would it be a good way to get my music together?

Next, what music player do people use with GNOME, I hear Rhythmbox and Amarok tossed around all the time, and I've installed both and played around with them. I have no specific preference, however, (and I don't know if they're supposed to or not) but I can't get either to actively integrate with my Sansa (neither will detect it, but, oddly VLC will). I don't mind just copy pasting the files onto my Sansa like I did on Windows, but I appreciate any suggestions

Finally, I have dumped a few albums onto my Sansa that I ripped on my Fedora machine via the good old fashioned copy-paste, and the tags were (predicatably) all screwed up. I'm pretty sure this is a job for easyTAG, I'm just not sure how.

Anyways, thanks to anyone who even reads this, sorry I'm a newbie and so wordy. Any helping is hugely appreciated, and of course opinions and stuff would also garner you my enternal thanks and such.

EDIT:
And what about Rockbox/Sansalinux either of them worth using?

Last edited by Sylph; 11-06-2008 at 07:18 PM. Reason: Just to add another point
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