With hindsight I would not have done things this way, but here I am - in need of any (constructive) advice or support I can receive!
I have Roku Soundbridge streaming music from an NSLU2 Network Storage Unit with the music stored on a USB disc drive. The NSLU2 has Linux installed on it and I am using the Firefly Media Server software to stream the music.
Firefly uses the XML files created by Itunes to manage playlists so I have been using Itunes on Windows XP to manage the files.
I recently bought an MP3 player - couldn't afford an Iplayer and can't say I am keen to feed the Apple empire, so bought a Sansa Fuse. It doesn't work with Itunes, so I moved to Winamp and spent a considerable time rebuilding palylists and sorting out the metadata in my MP3 files so the Fuse and Winamp worked together. I also download podcasts which are then stored on the Fuse. I have still gad to stick with Itunes to maintain the Firefly playlists.
I don't have a pictures on the Fuse yet, but might in the future.
I've now made the leap to Ubuntu Linux (Juanty) - Fantastic. Why did I wait so long, but...
Winamp does not appear to be available. I've tinkered with some of the other MP3 software but nothing does quite what I need it to:
I have no no problems mounting the disc from the NSLU2 on the computer which is now running Linux, but how do I
- Download and play MP3 files on the computer
- Download podcasts and play them on the computer
- Manage playlists
- Sync the music / podcasts and playlists with the Sansa Fuse
- Use the playlists with Firefly
A single integrated solution would be best, but a piece of software that does 1-
5 and a second that does 6 would be manageable.
Thanks in advance.