mount mp3 player
Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Mon Nov 21 16:10:53 UTC 2005
THUFIR HAWAT wrote:
> I'm running FC4 and am trying to read and write to a flash based USB
> mp3 player, an RCA Lyra.
> It mounts as:
> Thomson Lyra_MPCF2261_US:RCA_LYRA
> in gnome nautilus when I plug the USB cable into the player. I then
> right-click on the folder, mount and open. There are many songs
> loaded onto it, but I'm not seeing them. I'm able to copy/paste/move
> files onto the mp3 player but am only seeing those files written under
> linux. Existing mp3 files, put there by windows, are invisible.
> The model: RD1028A (RCA Lyra)
> I found, on google:
> "X-Message-Number-for-archive: 201430
> Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 16:52:57 -0400
> Message-ID: <te1og0trh6cubmpnqjp2n056gimlm49q1q at 4ax.com>
> Subject: [SLE] Re: [suse-multimedia-e] Mount RCA Lyra MP3 Player - Linux Newbie
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 15:46:38 -0700, you wrote:
>>Has anyone found a way to mount a "RCA Lyra 128M" MP3 player?
>>I have searched Google many times and nothing listed seems to work
> for me. And I'm not quite sure what format it may be in.
>>FYI: SUSE 8.2
>>Thanks in advance,
> Sorry, but the Lyra series is braindamaged. I own the older version,
> which could be mounted but the mp3 files had to be preprocessed by a
> licensed version of some windows program or other - can't think of it
> right now. The newer version, AFAIK, took it an additional step - it
> won't even mount as a normal USB device - you're stuck running the
> software it came with.
> Mike- "
> which is from the suse mailing list. At one point I *was* able to
> view the contents of the player but haven't been able to recreate
> that. So long as the player has free space I'm able to write to it,
> and see those files, but don't see the pre-existing mp3 files. I'm
> using USB 1.1, not 2.0, if that matters.
Check the manufactures site for any upgrades and info.
I have an iRiver that by default was almost useless on Linux. On the
site was a software upgrade to make the iRiver work as a mass storage
device. Now it just works as a USB stick.
Also it won't hurt to let the manufacturer know that there is an issue
working with Linux, but they may not care.
I look at it this way. I have a 1gig player that in a pinch, I can
use as a USB stick. I don't need to install any special software and
I can use it between Linux, Mac or Windows if I need to.
If it is new, I would also look at returning it to the store to get a
more Linux friendly one.
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