Rhythmbox Almost Works With PSP
Earlier today I blogged about how Rhythmbox claims that it supports PlayStation Portables. Well, I got to try it out when I got home, and this is what I found out. After connecting my PSP to the computer via the USB cable, Rhythmbox popped up and in the devices section, I saw a “Sony PSP Media Player”. The next step was to drag & drop a song onto it and it started transferring it. I though great, and quickly disconnected the PSP. However there were no detected songs.
Perplexed, I tried to figure out what the problem was. So I connected the PSP back to the computer and started snooping around the memory stick. It turns out that Rhythmbox copied the songs into the folder MUSIC/PSP/MUSIC. But PSP only looks into the MUSIC folder or one more folder in. I am sure that this is only a small typo in the code, and I will investigate further tomorrow morning.
However I am happy to announce that Rhythmbox automatically transcoded the song into MP3, so I did not have to worry about getting the right file format.