Media player

Thomas Bertani sylar1991 at
Sat Aug 30 18:56:25 CEST 2008

2008/8/30 Thomas Bertani <sylar1991 at>

> 2008/8/30 Dylan Reilly <dreilly at>
>> There are several tricks to getting the qtopia media player to find your
>> music properly.
>> 1) Your  music must be located in one of the paths defined in
>> /opt/Qtopia/etc/default/Trolltek/Storage.conf (or something similar, I do
>> not have my device at the moment). By default those are only /home and the
>> *first* partition of the SD card. You can edit Storage.conf to your liking
>> but will have to restart X to get it to start reading the new file systems.
>> 2) There seems to be a problem with both media players where they will
>> fail to properly read files (id3 tags and playing) when your files are
>> either stored not on the first partition of the SD card, or if the partition
>> is not formatted as FAT. I say either because I have not tested further to
>> discover which is the real culprit.
>> As to the qtopia media player being slow, it is only slow the first time
>> it loads per device boot. It seems to do much reading and caching the first
>> time through. If you keep it up for a while the experience improves
>> significantly.
>> Finally, there is still a issue with pulse audio suspending. If you have a
>> stream open through pulseaudio when you resume pulseaudio will be "locked"
>> and nothing will play. One might be able to rectify this by killing
>> qtopia-mediaserver after suspend but I have not tested that. If in doubt,
>> turn off suspend before playing music.
> thanks but... My mediaplayer, I have just tryed, doesn't see mp3 files but
> only wav ones... why? oO

ok it runs. Also with mp3. And it is really fast!
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