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From: Ted on 28 Sep 2009 19:07
> It surprisingly difficult to find out if Real Physical MP3 players
> (e.g. Sony Walkpersons or Idiotpods) with USB connections will work with
> Linux. Googling just gives a selection of Linux software MP3 capable
> players no matter how hard I try.
> In general do USB MP3 players appear as USB storage? I've never owned
> nor wanted to own one, but now I have a use for one, and I need to know
> before I buy.
and follow the mp3matchmaker link
High Peak UK
Using Ubuntu Karmic Linux
From: FP on 6 Oct 2009 08:59
On 28/09/2009 09:44, Bruce Stephens wrote:
> TheOldFellow <theoldfellow(a)gmail.com> writes:
>>In general do USB MP3 players appear as USB storage?
> No. Some do, some don't.
>>I've never owned nor wanted to own one, but now I have a use for one,
>>and I need to know before I buy.
> IIUC there are four categories: mass storage devices, those that use MTP
> (which are likely to be supported, though not equally well), iPODs, and
> those that use other proprietary protocols.
I've generally bought only cheapo mp3 players, and they come up as mass
storage devices. Completely messed up a little Wharfedale unit that I
got in Argos
by unplugging it without unmounting first. Reformatting didn't help; I'd
repartition but the size seems to be wrongly reported to cfdisk.
But anyhow. The cheap devices mostly seem to work that way.
But my son has now bought himself a second-hand ipod. He mostly seems to
be able to get music on and off it by using Amarok, but there seems to
be no way of either seeing & deleting the videos that are on it, or
getting new videos on.
Anyone know of an app that can transfer videos to/from the iPod?