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Old 08-06-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Using creative player in amarok and mtpfs


I am using ubuntu hardy (8.04)and have a creative zen player. I read in some website that a package called "mtpfs" would mount the player as a file system. i installed that but it isnt working. Moreover the player syncs with "gnomad2" but not with amarok. Inform me about using it in Amarok and mtpfs
 
Old 08-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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i'd make sure you have the latest version of libusb, at least 0.1.12, anything before that is unreliable for what you're doing.

check to see if libmtp can see your device:

Code:
mtp-detect
if that spits out your device info, then amarok should be able to see it

for mine, i created a directory /media/zen

Code:
mtpfs -o allow_other /media/zen
I got mine to work, but it was always buggy, so i gave up and bought an Archos, but maybe that will help you in some way hopefully

good luck
 
Old 08-07-2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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i also found this from amarok.kde.org

http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/Media_Device:MTP

Speaks of MTP permissions, etc., that you might find helpful

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Old 08-07-2009, 09:05 PM   #4
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other LQ posts

might also help

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Old 08-18-2009, 09:10 AM   #5
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thanks scottaudio! I was able to mount it with mtpfs. but still not working in amarok need more help on this
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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Hopefully someone can step in and give you better help - I don't know enough to offer any more assistance. I could never get my zen to sync consistently with amarok - was buggy at best. The only way I could get my files to my zen was to rsync them (or direct cp) as root. I could not get the allow_other option to consistently work with mtpfs... and the only way I could get it to work 'sometimes' was with libmtp7 and libusb 0.1.12, zero success with any other versions of those two packages. It's a shame, too, because the zen is awesome. I hope you can find a solution, sorry I wasn't able to help more.
 
  


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