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Old 09-09-2008, 04:38 AM
valmorel valmorel is offline
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Lightbulb Linux, Walkman, Playlists, Music Transfer 'How To'

Another Way Including Playlists
Try using Gnomad, which is a very fast file manager for MTP players. Install the latest version of Gnomad ( for Ubuntu). Plug in your Walkman to the USB port, and start Gnomad. Even if your set up does not recognise the Walkman as a mass storage device, Gnomad will recognise and mount it as an MTP device like Amarok, except that it will autodetect. No need to configure anything. Once Gnomad has been loaded, set up the path to your PC based music in the left hand pane, your player will be the right hand pane, and transfer/remove tracks to your player at will.
Now here is the super-cool part: In the Gnomad window, select the Playlist tab. It will display a totally blank window, or will display existing playlists if you have any. Right click in the window, and a context menu will pop up from which you can create a playlist. Create your playlist and switch back to the music transfer window. On the player side, select the tracks (click, shift click, or ctrl click in the usual file manager way), then right click on one of the tracks you have selected. A pop up menu will appear allowing you to add the tracks to your playlist. You can add tracks to multiple playlists.
You can create your playlists BEFORE you even transfer music to your device, then, when you transfer tracks, you will be prompted to add the tracks to one or more playlists as you go.
Is that not just the coolest thing...
Gnomad automounts, no need to mount via Terminal, or even unmount. Just close Gnomad when you are done, and pull the plug.
If you have modified Hal to make you Walkman automount as a mass storage device, no problem. Gnomad will still find it, and using the MTP protocol via Gnomad will not undo your previous Hal mods, or harm your directory structure on the player.
You can even use it JUST to create playlists from tracks previously transferred via UMS mode.
Incredible that we can get such brilliant programs for free............
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