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Transfer files between Linux and Kindle...it's easy!!

Postby AndyPanda45 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:29 pm

For anyone looking for a fast, easy way to transfer pictues, videos, documents, music, etc. between their Linux Mint machine and their Kindle, I would suggest a 99-cent app from Amazon called WiFi File Explorer Pro. It gets installed on the Kindle and that's all there is to it...just follow the prompts! The only stipulation is that both devices must be connected via the same network. I'm a Linux noobie and only slightly computer literate, and this was a piece of cake...try it!! :D
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Re: Transfer files between Linux and Kindle...it's easy!!

Postby Orbmiser on Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:53 pm

Maybe something to do with the kindle setup?

As I just plug in my Nook Color tablet and open my file manager Dolphin and can move files back and forth between desktop and device.
Cinnamon just open Nemo same thing. Whether pics,video's,eBooks,etc... all can be copied,deleted,moved thru file managers.

Why the 99 cent app on the Kindle required?
I might be just missing something here?
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Re: Transfer files between Linux and Kindle...it's easy!!

Postby altair4 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:45 am

I think the OP is referring to a network transfer of files. I looked at the application in question and it appears to set up an HTTP server on the android device. So all the client ( Linux desktop ) has to do is open an Internet browser and point it to the ip address:port of the Kindle device.

The regular version allows downloads from the device and the Pro version allows uploads to as well as downloads from the device - as far as I can tell. You can do the reverse using something like this on the Linux box.
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Re: Transfer files between Linux and Kindle...it's easy!!

Postby duped on Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:39 am

I am not sure if kindles and nooks run android but I can tell you that Kobo Arc ereaders do. That means you can use bit torrent sync and it is free, encrypted file transfers over the net and very fast. I have a 64gb kobo arc with 32 gb of music which I sync between my main LMDE machine, my family win8.1 machine and my arc. Also set it up to sync selected folders from the win machine to my kids arcs. It all works like a charm. I cannot praise BTsync enough.
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Re: Transfer files between Linux and Kindle...it's easy!!

Postby Aristotelian on Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:49 pm

I have Mint 16 on my office PC and LUbuntu 12.04 LTS on my HTPC. I had to install a separate (buggy) app called GMTP to transfer files between my nook and the LUbuntu HTPC. I was surprised when I plugged it into the Mint PC in the office that you could transfer files out of the box with no additional app, and much smoother at that.
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Re: Transfer files between Linux and Kindle...it's easy!!

Postby AndyPanda45 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:29 pm

Hmmm...GMTP wouldn't recognize my Kindle at all, which is why I went looking for something else and finally came up with WiFi File Explorer Pro. I'm sure the hard-core Linux users consider me a wimp for not learning how to fiddle and diddle in terminal, or learning how to compile my own program, but all I wanted to do was to transfer some files. Sooo, if it works, use it :D !!
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Re: Transfer files between Linux and Kindle...it's easy!!

Postby usbtux on Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:26 am

btsync on linux Mint http://youtu.be/T0msacmSJVg or Install and use Owncloud http://youtu.be/J2DG3e6p-KQ
http://goo.gl/DXKgM useful tutorials for installing mint on USB drives.
http://www.usbtux.hostzi.com/
http://goo.gl/WFu0u Installing Mint - the screen cast videos.
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