LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-08-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
theKbStockpiler
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Central New York
Distribution: Fedora14,Scientific 6.1?, Mandriva 2010 ;GO MAGEIA!!!Next up Gentoo
Posts: 836

Rep: Reputation: 51
MP3 players and Linux


What programs do I need on linux to manage and load songs on a Sansa MP3 player? I've never had a MP3 player but one is on its way.

thanks advance
 
Old 09-08-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
camorri
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 4,952

Rep: Reputation: 448Reputation: 448Reputation: 448Reputation: 448Reputation: 448
Quote:
What programs do I need on linux to manage and load songs on a Sansa MP3 player?
That all depends on the player you bought. I have a Creative Zen mp3 player. All I need to do is plug the usb cable into a usb port, the system tells me there is a new device, and asks me what I want to do. I open it with the file manager. I just drag and drop files to and from the player.

It looks like an external drive. That is it.

That said, there are some players that will not work with. ipods for example. So, give it a go, see if your system 'sees' it, and try your file manager.

If that does not work, you will probably have to do some googleing to find out how to connect to it.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-08-2010, 08:08 PM   #3
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 13,169

Rep: Reputation: 1070Reputation: 1070Reputation: 1070Reputation: 1070Reputation: 1070Reputation: 1070Reputation: 1070Reputation: 1070
What model did you purchase? Most Sansa player can be configured either as a regular flash drive (MSC) or as a MTP (Media Transport Protocol) device.

In MSC mode the device acts just like a flash drive so no special software is required. Just drap and drop files.

If you want to download music from an online service or maybe connect to a windows computer with Windows Media player then MTP mode might be better.

Have a look at Amarok
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-08-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
damgar
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: dallas, tx
Distribution: Slackware - current multilib/gsb Arch
Posts: 1,949
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: 201Reputation: 201Reputation: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by camorri View Post
That said, there are some players that will not work with. ipods for example.
Ipods are working on linux now. Ubuntu 10.04 knew what to do with my Iphone 3gs when I plugged it in for charging the other day. That led me to get it working under Slackware. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ubuntu-829851/
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-20-2010, 11:24 PM   #5
theKbStockpiler
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Central New York
Distribution: Fedora14,Scientific 6.1?, Mandriva 2010 ;GO MAGEIA!!!Next up Gentoo
Posts: 836

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 51
When do I disconnect the MP3 player / Do I have to dismount

The manual for My player states that if I disconnect it from the USB too soon it may damage the firmware. If my O.S detects it does this mean that auto-mount was successful and it is mounted? Do I have to unmount it?


Thanks / Reputation (whatever) in advance! I live on music!
 
Old 09-21-2010, 12:10 AM   #6
evo2
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Japan
Distribution: Mostly Debian and Scientific Linux
Posts: 5,753

Rep: Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285
Hi,

Quote:
If my O.S detects it does this mean that auto-mount was successful and it is mounted?
It depends on your setup. I you use a "modern" distro with a corresponding "modern" desktop environment, then it will probably be mounted automatically.

Quote:
Do I have to unmount it?
You should make sure it is unmounted before removing it. One way to see if it is mounted by looking at the output of the "mount" command.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-21-2010, 11:27 PM   #7
theKbStockpiler
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Central New York
Distribution: Fedora14,Scientific 6.1?, Mandriva 2010 ;GO MAGEIA!!!Next up Gentoo
Posts: 836

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 51
Do I have to do something with this to use auto-mount?

Please view attachment
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot-3.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	149.1 KB
ID:	4656  

Last edited by theKbStockpiler; 09-21-2010 at 11:34 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2010, 12:21 AM   #8
evo2
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Japan
Distribution: Mostly Debian and Scientific Linux
Posts: 5,753

Rep: Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285Reputation: 1285
It looks like you need to at least specify the mount point (eg /media/rockchip). You can probably use "auto" or "vfat" for the File system and you may not need any options, but "defaults,user" would make sense.

However, please note that I have no experience with whatever the gui is in the screen shot. My suggestions are simply what I would put in /etc/fstab.

Evo2.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux MP3 players threatingbehaviour General 1 06-17-2009 02:51 PM
MP3 Players and Linux carlosinfl Linux - Hardware 5 12-17-2005 11:17 AM
MP3 players. Are they still available in Linux? MagusYilie Linux - Software 4 04-22-2005 02:56 AM
MP3 players for Linux AhYup Linux - Hardware 1 06-13-2004 02:48 PM
Linux MP3 players? Alf829 Linux - Software 4 07-09-2003 09:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration