tools for iRiver mp3 player

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at
Wed Jun 8 14:24:39 UTC 2005

Alexander Volovics wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 08:46:56AM -0600, Robin Laing wrote:
>>I have two ifp-799's and installed the UMS (USB Mass Storage) software 
>>from, not the the americian site (which had no clue).  It 
>>allows drag and drop file transfers.  Mount the player as a usb drive 
>>without using any special software.
> Why did you choose the UMS option instead of the manager option?
> I thought this was slightly more work: mounting the drive, using a
> simple data base to get a neat arrangement of files on drive, etc.
> Ifp-line works quite well if you don't mind using the command line.
> (It seems to work with mc as an interface but I have not tried this yet
>  as I never install mc and don't like it).
> Alexander

I needed something that allowed me to use the 799 on any computer 
without installing any extra software.  I wanted to be able to use the 
799 as an emergency usb stick if needed.  I don't know how it is 
around your work but around here, people would not take nicely to me 
asking to install some software just to read my stick.

I also needed something that allowed my wife to select the files from 
our file server to install on her 799.  She can use CLI but prefers 
drag and drop using nautilus.  She is so happy with the present system 
which makes my life easier.  :)

I for one, don't mind command line and actually use it instead of most 
GUI programs.

I forget which ifp program I used at first but mounting and then using 
cp to choose is much nicer.  Now to write a script to sync between 
playlists (*.m3u) files and the iRiver.  It took along time to upload 
just a few files to the player.

Robin Laing

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