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Hi

I am using an Android Music Player called DoubleTwist. For my needs where playlist, ratings, picture and video synchronization and management is a must, it's the best player on the Market. My main problem with it is that it is bundled with a PC Based Version of the player that is horrendously bad, flaky, temperamental and needs Windows.

I love Songbird and I'm sure that I will love Nightingale when it comes out. I would like to be able to synchronize my songbird or nightingale library directly with DoubleTwist (without Windows and without using the DoubleTwist for Windows player).

DoubleTwist uses SQLite3 for their Databases. I've studied their Databases and know their structure very well. I would like to be able to export my XUL based songbird/nightingale database to an SQLite Database (in a way that I can set how the outputed sqlite database is structured by simply configuring the export tool).

What the possibility of including such a tool in Nightingale.

There are other Android music programs that use SQLite and the devellopment of the sqlite export tool would lead to the development of plug-ins that will allow full synchronization with Android phones on a Linux platform. Right now, there is no real comprehensive way of doing this on Linux. Finding a solution to this problem would probably advance Linux's cause by making more attractive and inviting.
Well, Devs? Any comments? Any thoughts?
As you should know, the first version of Nightingale will be a Linux-based Songbird with little else. This may be included in future versions, but not yet.
Actually Songbird/Nightingale use SQLite as the storage for the media metadata.

(12-23-2010, 10:28 AM)momashi Wrote: [ -> ]Hi

I am using an Android Music Player called DoubleTwist. For my needs where playlist, ratings, picture and video synchronization and management is a must, it's the best player on the Market. My main problem with it is that it is bundled with a PC Based Version of the player that is horrendously bad, flaky, temperamental and needs Windows.

I love Songbird and I'm sure that I will love Nightingale when it comes out. I would like to be able to synchronize my songbird or nightingale library directly with DoubleTwist (without Windows and without using the DoubleTwist for Windows player).

DoubleTwist uses SQLite3 for their Databases. I've studied their Databases and know their structure very well. I would like to be able to export my XUL based songbird/nightingale database to an SQLite Database (in a way that I can set how the outputed sqlite database is structured by simply configuring the export tool).

What the possibility of including such a tool in Nightingale.

There are other Android music programs that use SQLite and the devellopment of the sqlite export tool would lead to the development of plug-ins that will allow full synchronization with Android phones on a Linux platform. Right now, there is no real comprehensive way of doing this on Linux. Finding a solution to this problem would probably advance Linux's cause by making more attractive and inviting.

Hey Stevo,

thanks for the quick feedback. I have recently switched from DoubleTwist Android to MusicPlayer Pro on my phone which not only has ratings but gave me the option of importing songbird ratings via the sonbirdratings extension. So I am in pure zen as I no longer have to run hoops around DoubleTwist and can rate/sync my songs in my favourite music player in the universe (Songbird - soon to be Nightingale - can't wait) without having to write SQLite scripts to sync with DT Android.... Smile

I have dumped DoubleTwist (really didn't like the philosophy of that co

(01-13-2011, 01:23 PM)stevo Wrote: [ -> ]Actually Songbird/Nightingale use SQLite as the storage for the media metadata.

(12-23-2010, 10:28 AM)momashi Wrote: [ -> ]Hi

I am using an Android Music Player called DoubleTwist. For my needs where playlist, ratings, picture and video synchronization and management is a must, it's the best player on the Market. My main problem with it is that it is bundled with a PC Based Version of the player that is horrendously bad, flaky, temperamental and needs Windows.

I love Songbird and I'm sure that I will love Nightingale when it comes out. I would like to be able to synchronize my songbird or nightingale library directly with DoubleTwist (without Windows and without using the DoubleTwist for Windows player).

DoubleTwist uses SQLite3 for their Databases. I've studied their Databases and know their structure very well. I would like to be able to export my XUL based songbird/nightingale database to an SQLite Database (in a way that I can set how the outputed sqlite database is structured by simply configuring the export tool).

What the possibility of including such a tool in Nightingale.

There are other Android music programs that use SQLite and the devellopment of the sqlite export tool would lead to the development of plug-ins that will allow full synchronization with Android phones on a Linux platform. Right now, there is no real comprehensive way of doing this on Linux. Finding a solution to this problem would probably advance Linux's cause by making more attractive and inviting.