New default dirs: Books and Audiobooks

Torben Andresen torben.andresen at
Thu Aug 28 23:23:04 PDT 2014

Forgot to sent the e-mails to the list. :(

Zitat von Bastien Nocera <hadess at>:

> On Thu, 2014-08-28 at 13:20 +0000, Torben Andresen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> this sounds good but i'm not sure if this helps in all cases. For
>> example, i have in Rhythmbox the Option "Watch my library for new
>> files" activated. My library is ~/Music. All my Audiobooks are not in
>> this folder because i don't want them in my Playlist. I often hear my
>> Music in Random Mode.
> Rhythmbox can know that the music directory is ~/Music, but that audio
> books are in ~/Music/Audiobooks. Then, rhythmbox just needs not to
> descend into the audio books sub-directory.
>> When i understand the work of Cosimo right, then there will be the
>> subdirectory "audiobook" with the .desktop file that describe the
>> content of the folder $XDG_MUSIC_HOME/audiobooks as audiobooks. But
>> how will this prevent Rhythmbox from scanning these file also to it's
>> library?
> All the information necessary would be available for Rhythmbox to filter
> files from those directories out. It would require changes to Rhythmbox,
> but I don't think that's too much to ask.

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