Connecting your MP3 Player

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There are different kinds of MP3-Players around.

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

  • creative
    • creative players, probably all that don't support usb-storage, should be supported by gnomad2

Easy 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 setps can be used for any mp3 player or usb mass storage device.

  • Every drive creates a UUID wikipedia (Universally Unique Identifier), these identifiers can be used to track individual drive no matter their device node (ie '/dev/sda'). To find the current UUIDs execute the following command.
  ls -lD /dev/disk/by-uuid/

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 . . .
  • Now re-execute the previous command
 ls -lD /dev/disk/by-uuid/

Notice a new device and UUID? That's you mp3 player!

  • Copy or write down the new UUID. My UUID for a 1st Gen ipod nano looks like this 6411-EF7E.