Euterpe is a Python framework for synchronizing music files with a portable music player.
This started as a script for personal uses and hasn’t yet evolved into anything bigger. You can download it and give it a spin (see Usage, but don’t expect anything extraordinary from it.)
For me the only task Euterpe does is this:
- scan the specified source directory for files named “directory.euterpeidx”,
- check if corresponding files already exist in the specified target directory,
- copy missing files from source directory to destination,
- recode them to supported formats if necessary (recoded file is saved in cache).
Although at first I tried to maintain a decent level of abstraction in Euterpe, at a certain moment I got bored and just hacked the remaining pieces together. So there is some weird code there (see Drawbacks)
Download the latest snapshot:
and unpack it.
In a directory with your music files create file named “directory.euterpeidx” listing all the files you want on your media device. For example:
$ cd $HOME/Music $ ls Album1 Album2 $ cd Album1 $ ls Track1.flac Track2.flac Track3.flac directory.euterpeidx $ cat directory.euterpeidx Track1.flac
Run the examples/test.py script. Like this:
$ ls COPYING euterpe examples $ PYTHONPATH=. python examples/test.py $HOME/Music /mnt/player/music [ N C ] Artist1 - Track1 [ N ] Artist2 - Track2 [ N C ] Artist2 - Track3 Total: 3 (3 new, 2 to encode)
Press Enter and wait until it finishes.
- There are some obvious hacks, for example the Russian letters transliterator,
- Support for video can be implemented rather easily
You can get the sources with the following command:
git clone git://git.hades.name/euterpe.git