Nokia + Hal + Banshee == Music Goodness

Been playing with Banshee over vaction and got frustrated I couldn’t use it’s automagical conversion for my E71 or N810. Started poking around with the Hal information files and discovered it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought to make it work. The N810 was a bit tricky since it shows both the internal and external memory cards as mountable volumes and Banshee will only use the first. Drop the fdi files (E71, N810) into /etc/hal/fdi/information/ and all should Just Work.

Note: These files assume you’re keeping music and playlists in the Music and Playlists directories on the memory cards. If your setup is different, edit accordingly.

Nokia + Hal + Banshee == Music Goodness by Matthew Schick, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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  1. Thanks, just what I was looking for my N82, I just get one problem, now “videos” doesn’t show up on banshee, what I need to add to your file to get it working again?
    Thanks a lot.

  2. I’m afraid I don’t know… You may want to try using the .is_audio_player file (http://live.gnome.org/Rhythmbox/FAQ) instead, or see if there’s some hints in the hal spec (http://people.freedesktop.org/~david/hal-spec/hal-spec.html). I do wish tho that Banshee would add transcode support for videos as well.

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