Philips SA261 512mb MP3 Player (MyDb file help needed!!!)
Ok. So for Christmas I get this mp3 player. And it says "Compatible with Windows 2000/XP ONLY!" on the box, but I ignore it because I've never found ANY hardware I cant get working on Debian...
Ok, so I get the damn thing mounted to /media/mp3 and I start putting some korn albums on it.. All goes well. I unmount the device and unplug it.
When I go to listen to my music, the files I added are not listed. So I figured I messed up and they never got sent to the device. Well, I double checked, and they are all there. They were in subdirectories, so I took them out and put them in the main folder thinking something with the subdirectories had something to do with it.
So I mount it again and start playing with crap. I delete two songs they had on the machine stock and I then tried to listen to my korn songs..
So I start doing some research in google. Found out there is a MyDb file on the device that is a SQLite database file that holds the track listings. This is how the files are listed in the device. So I found very limited software/scripts to update this file from linux. The main one I liked (and got to work half way) was gogear_mgr and opengogear. Both these things errored telling me SongTable is not in MyDb file.. So I scratched my head and kept playing with these programs. Well, about 3 hours later I realize MyDb is now empty. There is not one single character in it when i view with vim. before there was something, it was a simple line of text that said 'sqlite1.3" or something (bad memory). Thats it. But now nothing. So I started playing with it more and eventually, the file was gone. There is no more MyDb file on my computer or the device. It just vanished without a trace...
I sent an email to philips support asking them how to revive this MyDb file back to factory stock. Hopefully I can get a good copy again and keep a backup of it on my hard drive for when i mess it up again.
I read somewhere that without this file the device is dead. So yeah...
Does anyone know how to get this device working on Linux (i dont care which distro, they're all the same)???
Also, does anyone know how to get MyDb back???
Thanks for your help in advance everyone!