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> Media Files Location, On an SL-6000L
mmoriss48
post Sep 28 2005, 01:30 PM
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After getting WiFi to work, I'm like a kid on Christmas morning,
playing with my new toy. First thing was to play a tune, so I used
Konqueror's smb:// protocol to copy over an MP3. Not finding a
folder named Media_Files, I just put it in Text_Files. Hey! The
Media Player found it there.

The question: Is that normal, usual practice, to use one of the
existing folders? Or can I create more folders without worrying
whether Media Player will find them?

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polito
post Sep 29 2005, 01:56 AM
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Well I believe Media Player may very well find the files wherever you put them but it takes time having to scan through everywhere to look for them.

On the other hand, the Zaurus seems to have a set way of doing things where if you have an SD chip or a CF card or heck even the internal flash, you'll generall find that you have a structure that looks like

Documents/
Documents/Music_Files
Documents/Video_Files
Documents/Text_Files
Documents/Install_Files

etc.

So if you put them in the Music_Files directory you should be alright. That's where I was putting them.
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post Sep 29 2005, 05:00 AM
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QUOTE(polito @ Sep 29 2005, 09:56 AM)
Well I believe Media Player may very well find the files wherever you put them but it takes time having to scan through everywhere to look for them.

I think the only way to hide files from Media Player is to put then in a "hidden" directory that begin with a dot. It skips those when it searches. This behavior of Media Player is a bit lame when you have a huge amount of storage as the search takes a very long time to wade through all your files that have nothing to do with it. This results in bizarre installations like putting the header files for zgcc in a .include directory so they don't slow down Media Player.

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mmoriss48
post Sep 29 2005, 06:27 AM
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Thanks for all the good information on file locations.

I don't have any SD of CF accessories, so I was just looking
at the internal flash. The more I see of how Sharp has set up
the internal workings of the SL-6000L, the more I learn.

Sharp seems to want the user to have as little trouble as
possible, the General User, that is. Someone who wants
to install a compiler and get into the internals of Linux
might find Sharp's setup somewhat of a roadblock.

So, if you put a music file in the image directory, it will
still play - that's OK. If you want to access Samba over
WiFi, that's blocked because some hacker will steal Paris
Hilton's phonebook. That's OK, too.

At least, Sharp let's you use directory names starting with
a dot, for some measure of separation.

As long as the SL-6000L doesn't make me angry, we'll get along
together.

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