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Share audacious playlists and preferences in common folder (for Windows and Linux in dual boot configuration)

Added by Pascual Lucero over 7 years ago

Hello,

First at all, thanks for this wonderful player. I was happy with Winamp in Windows, but then I discovered Audacious in Linux and found it much better for my needs, to the point that I installed Audacious in Windows and have never looked back :)

Well, this generates my situation. I am using a computer which has Windows and Linux installed. And some programs I use frequently (for example Firefox and Thunderbird) allow me to choose the folder in which my profile settings are stored, so I can use the same configuration for both operating systems.

As Audacious is one of these programs I use frequently, I would like to use the same playlists in both operating systems. It is possible to change the Audacious folder that saves playlists and preferences in Windows and Linux and make a new "default folder" (of course, one that can be accessed from Windows and Linux)?

Thanks in advance.


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RE: Share audacious playlists and preferences in common folder (for Windows and Linux in dual boot configuration) - Added by John Lindgren over 7 years ago

Sure, on your Linux drive, make ~/.config/audacious a symbolic link to the Windows configuration folder (which should be something like /mountpoint/Users/<name>/Local Settings/Application Data/audacious).

RE: Share audacious playlists and preferences in common folder (for Windows and Linux in dual boot configuration) - Added by Pascual Lucero over 7 years ago

Thanks for your answer, but I have a question (btw, I don't know how to create symbolic links). I would like to choose the default folder not in the default Windows configuration folder, but another one (for example, my dropbox folder, or something like D:/audacious in Windows). So, besides creating a symbolic link from Linux, I need to change the configuration folder in Windows.

I guess I can read how can I do this in my Linux drive, but also need to change that in my Windows drive (perhaps an environment variable in Windows to change that?).

I am grateful for more information in order to complete these operations. And thanks in advance for your attention!

RE: Share audacious playlists and preferences in common folder (for Windows and Linux in dual boot configuration) - Added by Pascual Lucero over 7 years ago

Thanks, I will try to do this procedure with the information available. I will ask again in case something goes wrong.

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