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Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby jokersloose on Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:14 am

Hi All,

I liked Mint so much I loaded it on my desktop. And showed a friend of mine. Well they liked it so much told me if I can make there "junk" work with it they will dump XP. So, I need help getting a 8 gig Sansa SanDisk to work. I did a search but the only thing I could find was to change the download from USB to something else dont remember, sorry. But there isn't any place on the player to let me change the settings on how it's downloaded. I tried a couple of Ipod programs just too see if the interface would be the same with no luck. If someone could please point to a new resource.

Thanks,
James
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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby McLovin on Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:41 am

I'm not sure what you are trying to do, are you trying to install Mint onto the MP3 player, or use it to store the files to transfer to the other system?
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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby jokersloose on Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:30 am

Sorry,
I want to transfer music files from the desktop to the MP3 player.

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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby idiotkiwi on Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:13 am

I have a 2 gig sansa and use rhythmbox. There may be differences because the 2 gig has no video capability.

Enable MTP player in the plugins and you should be able to see it. You can also use Amarok once you have initialised the player but it is slightly more complicated.

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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:34 am

I have a Sansa e280. Start up the sansa go to Settings -> USB Mode (second last option), choose MSC. PLug your mp3 player in through USB, should detect automatically. From there you can just drag and drop music per usual.
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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby MagnusB on Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:13 am

Whatever happened to drag and drop MP3 players? Why do all of them require software? Man, I wish they would start making platform independent players...
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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:40 am

I guess when you market a product you cater to the majority, in this case windows/apple (linux seems to be gaining some significant improvements in shares too now i guess). However, even if the majority of mp3 players come with this platform dependent software, 99% of them still support drag and drop, whether automatically or though changing certain settings. I don't think any third-party company would intentionally lock users out of software. (Then again I havn't really used many different brands of MP3 players so I could be very wrong about that).
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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby jokersloose on Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:23 pm

Thanks for the replys.

Start up the sansa go to Settings -> USB Mode (second last option), choose MSC.


This one does not have that option on the sansa it self. So far that's all I have been able to find as well. Change it from USB to MSC (couldn't remember what the option was when I did the first post.)

rhythmbox,Enable MTP player in the plugins


K, installed and enable the MTP plug-in. But it still doesn't "see" the MP3 player.

When I do plug it in. The player turns on, then I get the screen that says "connected". However it will "jump" from that screen to the Home screen and then back to the connected screen. I have tried Amarok, but I guess I'm still new enough I couldn't get it too read there either. Once I picked MTP Player and tell it too connect then it asks for "Pre-connect Command" and "Post-connect Command". I am guessing it wants to know the mount point for the player when I tell Amarok to connect, but there again just a guess on my part. I'm fairly new to linux, but have just enough "know-how" to make me stupid. LOL.

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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:42 pm

hmmm, do you know the model by any chance? is it the one the plays video's or just mp3's? Cause I *thought* the only 8 gig mp3's Sandisk made were the E2** series and the E3** series. Both of which have the setting to change to MSC mode.
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I THINK I FOUND IT... hopefully what your friend has is the Sansa View 8Gb, which I was wrong about and does NOT have a menu option like the older Sansas. Here is the fix (crosses fingers)
http://www.sansacommunity.com/blog/entr ... -MSC-mode/
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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:53 pm

In addition this might be a workaround to actually use MTP in Mint.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=652004
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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby jokersloose on Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:55 pm

Not sure of the model number. The paper work is at my friends house and I have the player here to see if I can get it too work. All it says on it is "sansa" on the front, on the back it says "SanDisk" on the top and "BI0712AKHF-8G" on the bottom. Yes it plays video. On the "Home" screen it has menu options for "music" "videos" "photos" and "more" so I pick "more". Then it has Radio, Voice Recorder, Settings/Options. So under Settings/Optoins it has Music, Audiobook, Video, Photo, FM Radio, System Settings. So I go under System Settings and it has, Wallpaper, Display Art In Lists, Backlight, Power Saver, Language, Date & Time, Brightness, Volume, Display, Reset Factory Settings, Info, Format. Nothing about being able to change the download from USB to MSC. Unless I'm missing something of course. Which is very possible.

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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:59 pm

Did you try my other suggestion from the sansa community website?
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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby jokersloose on Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:03 pm

Looking now. :) Thanks for the links. I'll do some reading and see what I can make happen. I'll let ya know.

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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby jokersloose on Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:28 pm

WOW!!! Your good. That did it. I followed the instructions on that web site. Plugged it into the USB port and bang a new window pops up with the menu of the MP3 player. :).

Thanks again. Now I'm off to load Mint on her desktop. Very cool.

Thank you so very much,
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Re: Help with MP3 Player, Please.

Postby boilertech on Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:44 pm

Now I'm off to load Mint on her desktop. Very cool.

That is very cool indeed. It is nice to see so many people working together to help solve others problems. proxima_centauri, glad your here. I just ordered a GrooveMee MP3/MP4 Player and may be back here to ask for help.
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