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Hi there, I'm having some trouble with amarok. I ran it for the first time, and did the setup wizard thing, telling it where to look for my media (An ...
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    Amarok not detecting all my media


    Hi there, I'm having some trouble with amarok. I ran it for the first time, and did the setup wizard thing, telling it where to look for my media (An NTFS drive; I don't know if that makes a diference in this case), and it started scanning. when it was done, most of my media was added to the collection, but some tracks, were excluded. when I open them, they play fine, but they won't add to the collection... Any help in this matter would be appreciated

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    Which Linux Distribution are you using? How did you mount NTFS Partition?
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    I'm running Mandrivia 2008.1, and the drive is being mounted automatically through fstab.

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    This is only partly related, but I recommend against using NTFS if at all possible. It will work alright but the Amarok file scanner depends on filesystem level notification to tell it when files have been created/deleted/changed. Running Amarok on FAT or NTFS partitions turns this off so you need to run the updates manually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    This is only partly related, but I recommend against using NTFS if at all possible. It will work alright but the Amarok file scanner depends on filesystem level notification to tell it when files have been created/deleted/changed. Running Amarok on FAT or NTFS partitions turns this off so you need to run the updates manually.
    Could that be what's causing my problems?

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    I'm not sure if it's directly causing the problem - it shouldn't - but it's certainly worth rescanning the collection manually from Tools > Rescan Collection or Tools > Rebuild Collection.

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    I scanned ntfs for audio with amarok, faced no problem. Infact, all the music I've in my windows partition I access from fedora and listen through amarok.
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