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Re: [Bug-gnupod] tunes2pod.pl - unknown types

From: H. Langos
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnupod] tunes2pod.pl - unknown types
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 02:31:34 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 09:24:00PM -0500, Brian Stewart wrote:
> I'm assuming the iTunesDB.pm needs some updating?   I can make my 89MB
> files (compresses nicely) available if needed for analysis. Looks like
> a bunch of unknown type (26, 37, 39), and some new smartlist rules it
> doesn't know what to do with (SPL-Field: 37).

True, iTunesDB.pm needs more than just updating. It needs a partial rewrite.

> Also after analysis of the gnu*.xml file generated by tunes2pod, over
> half of my iTunesDB file size is made up of playlists    Didn't
> realize it, but I have nearly 200 playlists now due to my crazy use of
> smartlists. --- I thought smartlists didn't eat up disk space like a
> normal playlist, but that's not how i'm seeing it. Anyone else confirm
> this?

Well, the size of something in the xml file doesn't need to reflect its size
in the iTunesDB.

Frankly I havn't played around with smart playlists at all. My intuition was
the same as yours. Smart playlist should take less space because they should
only need to contain the matching rules. but apparently the playlists that
gnupod finds in your iTunesDB contain both, rules and song ids.

If you feel like experimenting you could try to remove all the id tags from
your smart playlists in your GNUtunesdb.xml before running mktunes.

See if the itunesDB generated now will A) be much smaller and B) still work
on your ipod.

Keep in mind that smart plalyist can only operate on the attributes that
remain after you have removed a part of them to save space.

good luck

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