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There are different kinds of MP3-Players around.
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====Players Accessible as usb-storage====
 
*creative
 
**Creative MuVo
 
***Note that with some (older) models of MuVo deleting settings.dat from the stick renders it useless, newer models don't 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
 
 
 
====Players Accessible With Native Protocols====
 
*iriver
 
**all iriver players with "Manager Mode" firmware need the [[ifp-line iRiver Manager]]
 
 
 
*creative
 
**creative players, probably all that don't support usb-storage, should be supported by [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=9899 gnomad2]
 
 
 
==UUID Player Mounting==
 
 
 
Mounting your mp3 player(in this example an ipod) is very easy. But without the "proper" set up, it can be problematic. The following steps can be used for any mp3 player or usb mass storage device.
 
 
 
* Every drive creates a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UUID UUID] (Universally Unique Identifier), these identifiers can be used to track individual drive no matter their device node (ie {{filename|/dev/sda}}).
 
 
 
To find the current UUIDs execute:
 
# blkid
 
 
 
''' At this point you should see a list of your system drives and a long strings of characters. These long strings are the uuids.'''
 
 
 
* Now plug in your mp3 player to a usb port . . . wait for a few seconds . . .
 
 
 
* Reexecute '''blkid'''
 
''' Notice a new device and UUID? That's your mp3 player!'''
 
 
 
* The player likely has a label. If not use the device node path. Execute '''as superuser''':
 
# blkid | grep YOURLABEL >> /etc/fstab
 
 
 
* Now create an easy to remember directory listing for the device:
 
# mkdir /media/ipod
 
 
 
''If you don't have an ipod or have Your drives somewhere else, just rename the directory to something that you like. ({{filename|/mnt/mp3player}})''
 
 
 
* And now edit the last line in {{filename|/etc/fstab}} from someting like:
 
/dev/sdd: LABEL="Ipod" UUID="E8F1-5438" TYPE="vfat"
 
to
 
UUID=E8F1-5438  /media/ipod  vfat  user,noauto,noexec  0 0
 
 
 
''Further questions can be answered with the man page for fstab.''
 
''The autor does not own any Idevices, so the Label could be wrong.''
 
 
 
* Remove your device from the usb port . . . wait a second . . .
 
* Reinsert your device
 
* Mount with the following command
 
# mount /media/ipod
 
 
 
'''Now no matter what, your device will always mount under the same directory!'''
 
 
 
===Alternative way===
 
If 'blkid' doesn't work as aspected, You can look for the UUIDs in {{filename|/dev/disk/by-uuid/}}.
 
# ls -lF /dev/disk/by-uuid/
 
 
 
==udev Player Mounting==
 
''Alternatively you can use udev to do the same thing. I have not tried this yet (the above works fine for me), but here's the basics:
 
 
 
* Edit your {{filename|/etc/udev/rules.d/00.rules}}
 
## iPod
 
BUS="scsi", SYSFS{model}="iPod*", NAME="ipod"
 

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