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This article discusses plugging portable audio players (also sometimes called "MP3 players").
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== Player types ==
 
== Player types ==
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=== Players accessible with native protocols ===
 
=== Players accessible with native protocols ===
 
*iRiver
 
*iRiver
**All iRiver players with "Manager Mode" firmware should follow the instructions here: [[IRiver_iFP_Audio_Players]]
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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 [[Arch User Repository|AUR]].
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**Creative players, probably all that do not support USB storage, should be supported by {{AUR|gnomad2}}.
  
 
*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 is provided by the {{AUR|symphonic}} package, available in the [[Arch User Repository|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 {{AUR|symphonic}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|symphonic}}}}.
  
 
=== Players accessible as USB storage ===
 
=== Players accessible as USB storage ===
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== Accessing players ==
 
== Accessing players ==
You should mount your player, identified as USB storage, to access its 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. See [[USB storage devices]] for details.
 
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=== Manual mounting ===
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See [[USB Storage Devices#Manual mounting]]
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=== Using udev ===
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See [[Udev#Accessing iPod]]
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Latest revision as of 10:22, 20 August 2015

Related articles

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

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.
  • 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 symphonicAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror].

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. See USB storage devices for details.