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There are different kinds of portable audio players around:
 
There are different kinds of portable audio players around:
  
=== Players Accessible With Native Protocols ===
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=== Players accessible with native protocols ===
 
*iRiver
 
*iRiver
**all iRiver players with "Manager Mode" firmware need the [[ifp-line iRiver Manager]]
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**All iRiver players with "Manager Mode" firmware should follow the instructions here: [[IRiver_iFP_Audio_Players]]
  
 
*Creative
 
*Creative
**Creative players, probably all that do not support usb-storage, should be supported by {{AUR|gnomad2}}, available in the [[AUR]].
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**Creative players, probably all that do not support USB storage, should be supported by {{AUR|gnomad2}}, available in the [[Arch User Repository|AUR]].
  
 
*Sony
 
*Sony
**Sony Walkman MP3 players released prior to mid 2007 require Sony's proprietary "SonicStage" software to transfer files. Unfortunately, this software is only available for Windows. However, you are better off using the [http://symphonic.sourceforge.net/page.php?4 JSymphonic] open source software anyway, as you will have more control over your player. JSymphonic can be installed with package {{AUR|symphonic}} form [[AUR]].
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**Sony Walkman MP3 players released prior to mid-2007 require Sony's proprietary "SonicStage" software to transfer files. Unfortunately, this software is only available for Windows. However, you are better off using the [http://symphonic.sourceforge.net/page.php?4 JSymphonic] open source software anyway, as you will have more control over your player. JSymphonic is provided by the {{AUR|symphonic}} package, available in the [[Arch User Repository|AUR]].
  
=== Players Accessible as usb-storage ===
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=== Players accessible as USB storage ===
 
*Creative
 
*Creative
 
**Creative MuVo
 
**Creative MuVo
:{{Note|Some (older) models of MuVo deleting {{ic|settings.dat}} from the stick renders it useless. Newer models do not have the file.}}
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::{{Note|For some older MuVo models, deleting {{ic|settings.dat}} from the device renders it useless. Newer models do not have the file.}}
  
 
*iRiver
 
*iRiver
**All iRiver players with "UMS Mode" firmware are recognized as usb-storage
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**All iRiver players with "UMS Mode" firmware are recognized as USB storage
  
 
*Cowon
 
*Cowon
**iAudio U2 MP3 Player
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**iAudio U2 MP3 player
  
 
*NextCom
 
*NextCom
**flash drive + mp3-player
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**flash drive + MP3 player
  
 
*MPIO
 
*MPIO
 
**MPIO HD300
 
**MPIO HD300
 
etc.
 
  
 
== Accessing players ==
 
== Accessing players ==
You should mount your player, identified as usb-storage, to access it's contents. There are multiple ways to do that:
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You should mount your player, identified as USB storage, to access its contents. There are multiple ways to do that:
  
 
=== Manual mounting ===
 
=== Manual mounting ===
See [[USB Storage Devices#Manual mounting|USB Storage Devices:Manual mounting]]
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See [[USB Storage Devices#Manual mounting]]
  
=== Using [[udev]] ===
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=== Using udev ===
See [[Udev#Accessing iPod|Udev:Accessing iPod]]
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See [[Udev#Accessing iPod]]

Revision as of 23:03, 21 October 2012

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This article discusses plugging portable audio players (also sometimes called "MP3 players").
Related
USB_Storage_Devices

Player types

There are different kinds of portable audio players around:

Players accessible with native protocols

  • Creative
    • Creative players, probably all that do not support USB storage, should be supported by gnomad2AUR, available in the AUR.
  • Sony
    • Sony Walkman MP3 players released prior to mid-2007 require Sony's proprietary "SonicStage" software to transfer files. Unfortunately, this software is only available for Windows. However, you are better off using the JSymphonic open source software anyway, as you will have more control over your player. JSymphonic is provided by the symphonicAUR package, available in the AUR.

Players accessible as USB storage

  • Creative
    • Creative MuVo
Note: For some older MuVo models, deleting settings.dat from the device renders it useless. Newer models do not have the file.
  • iRiver
    • All iRiver players with "UMS Mode" firmware are recognized as USB storage
  • Cowon
    • iAudio U2 MP3 player
  • NextCom
    • flash drive + MP3 player
  • MPIO
    • MPIO HD300

Accessing players

You should mount your player, identified as USB storage, to access its contents. There are multiple ways to do that:

Manual mounting

See USB Storage Devices#Manual mounting

Using udev

See Udev#Accessing iPod