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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-01-2009

XP issue

i've read most the posts about xp not working. i got it to work on my bothers computer when visiting him. he copied all my music and audio books to his computer then reformated the fuze.

 

when i got home my xp pro sp 2 will not see the fuze in the auto mode or mtp; when i change the msc i can see the fuse and my extra 8 gig card. BUT, i can't see any of the music.

 

i have music on the 'native' 8 gig that is built in that will be lost if i have to reformat it again.

 

i did some searches and even tried it on my 'debian' linux machine with the same results listed above.

 

gosh! you'd think if sandisk wanted to keep people they'd put a patch out to fix this thing. i've got 2 cameras that don't have an issue, my usb scanner works fine, my 3 'thumb' drive work great. it can't be that hard.

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Registered: ‎08-14-2007

Re: XP issue

MTP mode connects to Windows Media Player, but it has to be WMP 10 or 11. 

 

XP came with Windows Media Player 9. Upgrade it to WMP 10 or 11 at Microsoft

and the songs should appear. 

 

Your computer can see only one mode at a time: MSC (where your songs aren't) or MTP (where they are but you need WMP 10 or 11). 

 

 

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Registered: ‎12-04-2008

Re: XP issue


@learnerxyz wrote:

i've read most the posts about xp not working. i got it to work on my bothers computer when visiting him. he copied all my music and audio books to his computer then reformated the fuze.

 

when i got home my xp pro sp 2 will not see the fuze in the auto mode or mtp; when i change the msc i can see the fuse and my extra 8 gig card. BUT, i can't see any of the music.

 

i have music on the 'native' 8 gig that is built in that will be lost if i have to reformat it again.

 

i did some searches and even tried it on my 'debian' linux machine with the same results listed above.

 

gosh! you'd think if sandisk wanted to keep people they'd put a patch out to fix this thing. i've got 2 cameras that don't have an issue, my usb scanner works fine, my 3 'thumb' drive work great. it can't be that hard.


your cameras scanners and thumb drives are MSC devices. MTP is a Windows media player and rhapsody thing. So Id you Download and install Windows Media PLayer 11, or you go to Microsofts site and get the MTP porting kit, it should work fine.


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Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-01-2009

Re: XP issue

thanks

 

somehow when i upgraded my processor, memory and harddrive on my xp pro machine, xp  wont let me validate to get wmp 11 and i'll be da**ed if i'm going to pay them more money! it tookquite a bit of work to get around my upgrade.

 

so are there anyother solutions? i can see why ipod is so popular cuase my brother doesn't have this issue at all

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-01-2009

Re: XP issue

mtp porting kits. hope it doesn't require vaidation! thanks though
Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-01-2009

Re: XP issue

nope they want a validation too. i'm not paying a dime more

 

anyone know how to make linux work with this device. 

 

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Registered: ‎08-25-2008

Re: XP issue


@learnerxyz wrote:

 

anyone know how to make linux work with this device. 

 


Yep. Just use the msc mode. Rythmbox works just fine to synchronise, although I prefer to have my music organised by folders (named artist-album) including the art cover as "folder.jpg"

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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: XP issue


@learnerxyz wrote:

i've read most the posts about xp not working. i got it to work on my bothers computer when visiting him. he copied all my music and audio books to his computer then reformated the fuze.

 

when i got home my xp pro sp 2 will not see the fuze in the auto mode or mtp; when i change the msc i can see the fuse and my extra 8 gig card. BUT, i can't see any of the music.

 

i have music on the 'native' 8 gig that is built in that will be lost if i have to reformat it again.

 



If all the music and books were copied onto his computer then what is it that you will lose if you reformat? The simplest solution for you is copy anything on your machine onto his computer, format the player, switch to MSC, then add everything again, and it'll work on your own computer then.

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Registered: ‎08-25-2008

Re: XP issue

I don't understand… do you lose your music when switching to mtp mode?
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: XP issue


@flocon wrote:
I don't understand… do you lose your music when switching to mtp mode?

 

No. Just the ability to see the files added in MTP mode. Files are only visible & accessible in the mode in which they were transferred to the player in.

 

The suggestions you've been given is a work-around of sorts. Since you can't (or won't) upgrade to WMP 10 or 11, the concensus is to simply use MSC mode.

 

Which, even without your current situation, is a marvelous idea. There is life after WMP. You don't need it. Smiley Wink