zerozero wrote:i see i'm getting here late (and glad you solved the problem) but i was going to recommend clementine: works great with my creative zen mozaic (and not only), it's already in testing (tho not yet in latest or incoming - made the transition after the last update-pack)
I'm trying to retrieve some music FROM my Zen MX
, as I recently dropped my 1Tb and all data was lost (about 300Gb of music, and another 300 worth of movies....). I just learned a tough lesson about backing up important data...
I was able to recover 16Gb of music that were on the flashdrive I plug into my car radio, and another 4 from my Zen's SD card. Now I'm trying to access the Zen's internal memory, and nothing appears to work under Mint 13 xfce. The player worked fine under Ubuntu, Kubuntu and WattOS.
Just like everyone else, Thunar doesn't detect it. Mounting it from disk utility or terminal doesn't help. Clementine
detects it, but that's about it. After offering to scan for music, it yields nothing, (0 songs found), so it hasn't been of much use.
So I gave Amarok
a shot after having read tales of successful states of Zen being achieved here, and loving how well it worked for me on Kubuntu. I was very pleased to see that it detected capacity (93% full), yet disappointed when it found no music on the player.Gnomad2
detected the player, and under the "data transfer" section, recognized the folder structure, but is unable to copy folders.
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Error getting file "" from MTP device!
Error 1: LIBMTP_Get_File_To_File_Descriptor(): Bad object format.
(gnomad2:3616): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_destroy: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
Apparently, I can't copy folders, only files, so I had to manually create folders on my hard drive corresponding to each music folder on the Zen, then copy the songs, folder by folder. To top it off, gnomad2 closed itself after every copy, so I had to keep reopening it and waiting for it to scan the device again (I ticked the "scasn jukebox on starup" box, but when it shuts down it apparently doesn't save settings).
And thus has been my ordeal...how I miss my Sandisk Sansa!!!
I think the next and most logical step is to buy a bigger MicroSD card and stick to Deadbeef on my phone....