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Old 12-17-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
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MP3 Players and Linux


So all my MP3 players work using the MTP (Music Transfer Protocol) which for some reason involves Microsoft but does not require me to install some proprietary software to transfer music to my Creative Zen Touch MP3 player. However is there a way to get Linux to see this as an external hard disk like a USB flash drive? The MP3 player is a 20GB media and MP3 drive so it holds more than just music. Is this possible to work in Linux or should I just deal with it?

Thanks for any support.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 10:17 AM   #2
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I just mount my USB mp3 player (Creative MuVo Tx) and copy all files I want on it.
When listening to it, it just plays the mp3's.
Which advantages does this MTP offer?
 
Old 12-17-2005, 10:26 AM   #3
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So you just pluged in the Creative MP3 player via USB to your Slackware box and saw it pop up instantly with no configuration?
 
Old 12-17-2005, 10:29 AM   #4
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Code:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/hd
That did the trick.

Last edited by merchtemeagle; 12-17-2005 at 10:37 AM.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 10:36 AM   #5
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Carlwill. I noticed that the distro you have listed is Debian.
I've used Debian Sarge and currently Debian Etch, both recognized my mp3 players (2) without a problem. When I plug them in a they pop up on the screen as usb storage drives, and automatically opens a window showing all my folders and music etc...


Peace V
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:17 AM   #6
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I have not tried as I need to reinstall Debian. I am using a Ubuntu live CD and am awaiting my XMAS gift so wanted to be ready.

I will see what happens!
 
  


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