2012-10-04 14:55:00 UTC
I am trying to migrate from XMMS to Amarok, with the hope of improved
functionality and ease of dealing with my music collection.
So I have a very trivial problem: my music collection is now on a http
server. How do I get Amarok to make a collection database out of that,
short of downloading all that to a local disk? The very point of
having all the files on a http server is that I *don't* want to have
them on a local disk. So I want Amarok to create a database of the
files present on the server, from which I can later create playlists.
The music would stay on the server, and Amarok would read the files
over http and play them one by one.
I can do all this trivially with, say, mplayer --- I just need a text
file containing lines of http://www.myserver.com/music.mp3, and it
would play if I do a "mplayer -playlist myplaylist.txt". What I want
is to do the equivalent in Amarok, since I expect to have a better UI
regarding the order of files, shuffle&repeat stuff, etc.
Amarok doesn't appear to have a "load playlist from a txt file" kind of option.
N.B. I've been using Amarok for about 20 minutes total, so please tell
me that I have missed something really obvious. ;-)