04-13-2008 01:26 AM
at first I have to say that I am a bit pissed. I mean, I dont wanna change the world or something, just wanted to add mp3s to my player.....
Ok, here we go. I am using Ubuntu 7.10 and connect the player while I am holding the left button (isnt it possible to do it a bit more complicat??) but when I am now enter the command:
So amarok is finding a player but doesnt connect.
Is there please somebody u can maybe helpl me?
04-13-2008 01:39 AM
same "advantage" with the new version:
Btw. installed before the last firmware last Friday
04-13-2008 01:54 AM - edited 04-13-2008 01:56 AM
If you keep the left button clicked when plugging the device you have it started in MSC mode.
No wonder the PC won't find any MTP devices: since you start the View in MSC mode there are actually no MTP devices connected.
Therefore: if you plug the View keeping the left button clicked (and the hold slider on "hold" ) you just start the View as though it is a normal "pendrive" or any other USB mass device. Just open Nautilus or any other file manager you are using, and transfer the files manually.
If you want to use the View in MTP mode (such as in Amarok and other MTP compatible programs) you don't need to keep the left button clicked: just plug the View as it is.
Message Edited by Sciamano on 04-13-2008 10:56 AM
04-13-2008 06:18 AM
Just make sure you use always the same way of connecting, whether it be MSC or MTP because data transferred with one mode won't show up either at all or not recognizeable in the other, i.e. MTP transferred data shows up with some numbering scheme within a certain folder on my View while MSC transferred content does not show up at all when connected in MTP mode.
Programs I found to be working with libmtp 2.6.1 up to now: amarok and gnomad2 unfortunately not rhythmbox but hardy should have some improvements regarding that (so two weeks to wait...). Someone else mentioned qlix as an mtp interface program but I did not try that one yet.
Also I could not get playlists to work yet in MTP (in MSC it is seemingly not possible at all), so there is probably still a shortcoming of libmtp or the interfacing programs in that matter.
04-13-2008 10:23 AM
That's true, although all the media should still show up correctly on the View
There is no way to create playlist in linux as of now.
04-13-2008 01:45 PM
Regarding the media:
Yes it does show correctly on the View itself but if you want to delete content that you transferred with different modes with your computer then you will be able to only within the mode you transferred that file.
e.g. you transferred file A in MTP and file B in MSC then you will not be able to delete file B in MTP mode and will have trouble deleting file A in MSC.
Regarding the playlist:
I can create and transfer playlist with e.g. amarok in MTP that also show up when I connect the player with gnomad2, so not only the songs in the playlist get transferred just fine but also the playlist information and you can actually read it back fine as well but it just does not show up on the View itself although it has to be there somewhere.
So either libmtp uses a different format than what the View expects or the View does not see the playlist information for whatever reason. So currently it does not work but it seems to me that there are not many additional steps that need to be taken and those steps are probably not on the Sandisk side (unless they want to implement MSC .m3u playlists which I would be very happy with of course).
04-17-2008 02:33 PM
can please somebody help me with this error. Btw, I am using the latest (2.6.1) mtp version:
======== DEBUG INFORMATION =======
04-17-2008 04:24 PM
You could at least describe what you were doing when you received this error.
Anyway I have no idea, I'm not good with these things. You might want to ask on the libmtp mailing list.
04-18-2008 12:23 AM
ah , yeah, u r right
I receive everytime that error while I am trying to connect my player in amarok with the "mtp-detect" command. After that it takes a while to crash finally. Or can u recommend any other alternative which is "easy" to configure for that?