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Re: creative zen management with command-line interface

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 08:01:43AM -0800, David Fox wrote:
> On Oct 21, 2007 2:43 PM, Russell L. Harris <rlharris@oplink.net> wrote:
> > I have been searching without success for a command-line tool to
> > manage a Creative Zen mp3 player.
> >
> > The only Creative Zen management tool for Linux which I have
> > discovered thus far is gnomad2 (version 2.8.12-2 currently in the
> > Debian "testing" archive).
> Disclaimer - I have an Iriver T3 mp3 player, not a Creative Zen one.
> I use mtp-tools to manage it. It's command line, and sessions resemble
> something like:
> $ mtp-connect --sendfile whatever.mp3
> It's clunky but it does work.
> dfox@m206-157:~$ apt-cache search libmtp
> libmtp5 - Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) library
> libmtp-dev - Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) development files
> libmtp-doc - Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) library documentation
> libmtp6 - Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) library
> mtp-tools - Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) library tools
> >
> > But gnomad2 (which has a GUI) crashes on occasion, takes forever to
> > delete a file, and appears to have left a corrupted file on my
> gnomad2 does also work here with the Iriver device, but it's slow to
> start up and libmtp is quicker.
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I don't have a creative zen to play with, but I thought the zen player was a 
MMC compliant (Regular or Flash) drive.  If that is the case, then you 
need to mount it as an MSDOS drive.  Then use your favorite file 
manager to move file to and from the zen.  Look at the mount command 
for more information on mounting the drive.  Hope this helps...

Alexander J.M.
Linux 2.6.18-5-686 #1 SMP Wed Oct 3 00:12:50 UTC 2007 i686

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