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migrate_from_songbird [2012/10/16 05:06]
geekshadow typo fixes
migrate_from_songbird [2015/02/07 15:49] (current)
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 We're glad you decided to switch to Nightingale. However, you will surely want to keep your library, preferences,​ etc. As Nightingale is based on Songbird, you can continue with the same profile. So **everything will get migrated**, including but not limited to playlists, Smart playlists, Playlist folders (via Playlist folders Songbird Add-on only), Add-on preferences (only add-ons available for both Songbird and Nightingale),​ Play-counts and Skip-counts,​ Preferences,​ custom Meta-data and Ratings. We're glad you decided to switch to Nightingale. However, you will surely want to keep your library, preferences,​ etc. As Nightingale is based on Songbird, you can continue with the same profile. So **everything will get migrated**, including but not limited to playlists, Smart playlists, Playlist folders (via Playlist folders Songbird Add-on only), Add-on preferences (only add-ons available for both Songbird and Nightingale),​ Play-counts and Skip-counts,​ Preferences,​ custom Meta-data and Ratings.
 However, **you will loose all add-ons that are not compatible to Nightingale**. However, **you will loose all add-ons that are not compatible to Nightingale**.
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 +This guide also applies to Legends Media Player, however the profile folder is called "​Legends2"​ instead of "​Songbird2"​.
  
 ====== Migrate from Songbird to Nightingale ====== ====== Migrate from Songbird to Nightingale ======
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 ==== Locate the Songbird Profile ==== ==== Locate the Songbird Profile ====
  
-Go to the Songbird folder within your profile. On Windows (Windows 2000 or later), you do that by pressing the '​R'​ and the Windows key on your keyboard at the same time, and entering <​code>​%APPDATA%/​Songbird2/​Profiles</​code> ​to the box that pops up. On Linux, open file manager ​at <​code>​~/​.songbird2/</​code> ​TODO: Mac?+Go to the Songbird folder within your profile. On Windows (Windows 2000 or later), you do that by pressing the '​R'​ and the Windows key on your keyboard at the same time, and entering ​the following in the box that pops up. 
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 +<​code>​%APPDATA%/​Songbird2/​Profiles</​code>​ 
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 +On Linux, open the following location in file manager<​code>​~/​.songbird2/</​code>​ 
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 +On Mac, open the following location in Finder. 
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 +<​code>​~/​Library/​Application Support/​Songbird2/​Profiles</​code>​
  
 Find your profile folder. It ends with "​.default"​ or "​.Default User" or something similar. You might have to open a folder called "​Profiles"​. Note that this are default file / folder names. If your Songbird was set up by somebody with knowledge over Mozilla Profiles, refer to this person if you can't find the folder. Find your profile folder. It ends with "​.default"​ or "​.Default User" or something similar. You might have to open a folder called "​Profiles"​. Note that this are default file / folder names. If your Songbird was set up by somebody with knowledge over Mozilla Profiles, refer to this person if you can't find the folder.
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 Find the nightingale profile folder (same as above), enter it and delete all content. Paste the Songbird data from clipboard. Find the nightingale profile folder (same as above), enter it and delete all content. Paste the Songbird data from clipboard.
  
-===== STEP 3: Clean up at Nightingale =====+===== STEP 3: Modify database locations ===== 
 +Unless you want to share the database between Songbird and Nightingale,​ you have to change the locations of the databases in prefs.js right in your profile'​s folder. Change the prefs "​songbird.library.loader.0.databaseLocation",​ "​songbird.library.loader.1.databaseLocation"​ and "​songbird.library.loader.2.databaseLocation"​ to point to the "​nightingale"​ folder instead of "​songbird2"​. You should only need to replace "​songbird2"​ with "​nightingale"​ after the comma, see the example below. 
 +<​code>​user_pref("​songbird.library.loader.0.databaseLocation",​ "/​home/​user/​.songbird2/​zh47pq6d.default/​db/​main@library.songbirdnest.com.db"​);</​code>​ 
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 +<​code>​user_pref("​songbird.library.loader.0.databaseLocation",​ "/​home/​user/​.nightingale/​zh47pq6d.default/​db/​main@library.songbirdnest.com.db"​);</​code>​ 
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 +===== STEP 4: Clean up at Nightingale =====
  
 Start Nightingale. If you completed the last steps successfully,​ it will start up with your library (a migration window pops up before, with recommended add-ons. Feel free to install them). Start Nightingale. If you completed the last steps successfully,​ it will start up with your library (a migration window pops up before, with recommended add-ons. Feel free to install them).
migrate_from_songbird.1350389198.txt.gz · Last modified: 2012/10/16 05:06 by geekshadow