[Dclug] sqlite vs Mysql (for embedded app use like Amarok 1.4)
maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com
Wed Mar 18 01:31:03 EDT 2009
On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 16:41 -0400, Omari Norman wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 09:40:27PM -0400, Maxwell Spangler wrote:
> > 5) Re-entering all my podcast subscriptions and syncing up files again.
> > I didn't lose previously saved data, but Amarok lost its awareness of
> > the 20 gigabytes of podcast archives I had already on disk.
> Have you had problems with the podcasts? I could never get Amarok to
> reliably download podcasts in the background. It wouldn't always
> recognize that new episodes were available, and sometimes when it did,
> it wouldn't automatically download them. That combined with its random
> crashes drove me to use Audacious and hpodder instead. --Omari
I trust Amarok 1.4.x to manage my mp3 collection and manage my podcasts.
It's not super powerful or perfect, but it does a very satisfactory job
-- and I can be a little demanding.
I have about 30-40 podcasts installed and trust that it'll handle
downloading and organizing them well. Occasionally I have to give it a
little "Refresh Podcasts" push and it'll sync up all of them and
download anything new.
One thing it doesn't do, so I wrote scripts to handle it, is fix
podcasts empty or inconsistent mp3 tags. My scripts change tag
information on a per podcast basis and that's proven to be a significant
improvement in my overall experience.
I am watching the development of Amarok2 which I understand is a
significant re-write of Amarok. It looks good, but it is different, and
some features are still being worked out, so I am stepping back for a
bit longer while they continue to develop it.
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
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