Version: 1.1.1 (using KDE KDE 3.3.0)
Installed from: Gentoo Packages
Compiler: GCC 3.3.3 Gentoo release 3.3.3-r6
It would be nice if one could transfer playlists compiled to a directory on the file system. The most obvious application of this I can think of is for users of USB or IEEE1394 mass storage portable players.
*** Bug 92931 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug 92931 is more general than this: The reporter requests mp3 player support. Copying to a mountpoint will work for mass-storage players or a flashcard reader/writer (such as what I have), but many higher-end hard-disk-based players do not support this (with the notable exception of the Apple iPod, which I believe is an IEEE1394 SBP2 device). They usually have a proprietary protocol which allows for syncing playlists and remote control of the device. I considered buying a Dell Digital DJ this summer, and researched it's Linux compatibility. It is a clone of the Creative Nomad, and libnjb facilitates devlopment of compatible applications: http://libnjb.sourceforge.net/. Maybe a plugin-based architecture would work: you could have a plugin for mountable players, a plugin for libnjb, and the possibility to write additional plugins for different protcols as documentation and/or code becomes available.
There is now a plugin based architecture for handling portable players.
These plugins offer the requested feature if appropriate for the device in question.