Collections on External HDD

Mark Kretschmann kretschmann at
Sun Feb 8 14:27:04 UTC 2009

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Leonardo Franchi <lfranchi at> wrote:
> On Sunday 08 February 2009 13:31:40 Casey Link wrote:
>> > Basically, I have all my music on an external hard drive. While this is
>> > normally connected to my laptop, it is sometimes not mounted. The issue
>> > is that every time I start Amarok and then mount my hard drive a full
>> > collection rescan takes place. This means of course, that all my
>> > modifications to my collection are lost etc... If I start Amarok without
>> > mounting my hard drive, then close Amarok, mount my hard drive and
>> > restart Amarok the same thing happens.
>> >
>> > I assume this is to do with the incomplete implementation of non-local
>> > collections? I was wondering if someone could point me in the direction
>> > of where this should be fixed / implemented so that I might have a go.
>> I too have this problem.. and it is very annoying. Amarok should
>> definitely not freak out when collection folders are missing. Perhaps
>> Mark will know something as he's spent a lot of time fixing the
>> collection scanner.
> This is the whole dynamic collection feature that we had in Amarok 1. Sadly
> this has not yet been ported to 2.0. However, i'm not sure where to start
> looking---sending an email to maxx_k is probably the best bet for pointers.

I agree: Maximilian Kossick (maxx_k) is probably your best bet. I
don't really know much about this feature at all.

Mark Kretschmann
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