I guess they should be identified by their filesystem-UUID instead of the (temporary) device they are assigned to.
Yes i agree thats definitely the way to go. We also need to manage memory card insertion and the auto movement of files from/too all of these devices - none of this can be effectively managed by the user from the Orbiter currently which is where it needs to be accessed from.
When I insert a storage device I want the system to help manage the various activities i might want to carry out ;
- Is this a semi/permanent storage device ie USB hard drive that I want to leave attached and have UpdateMedia scan
- Is this a storage device that I only want to copy media from or too the Core
- Is this an MP3/Video playback device... then manage the copy to/from process appropriate to the media required
- Provide safe removal of storage devices
In my opinion this is a very high priority feature that we need to add
All the best
Agreed, this is a "make or break" feature for me in LinuxMCE.
Hope it gets addressed now that 710 is released..
I travel alot and have multiple USB Drives upto 250gb each.. lots of media on each.. when i return home i like to be able to plugin my drive to watch new media, remove it later.. not mess-up existing collection..
plug-in my mp3 player.. or if a friend comes over with a media on a USB stick that i would like to watch..
For now, to avoid re-scaning collections, i just ignore the usb device and use Kubuntu to browse and launch media. Copy/update my existing core media manually from USB drive...
or connect USB Media to a laptop and SAMBA to core storage and update files...