Trying to Transfer Music onto Sandisk Clip Sport Plus

SpongebobFan1994

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I'm using Linux Mint 21 XFCE and my new MP3 player won't auto-sync. It will show up in disks, but not Thunar. While searching for a solution, I encountered this thread on the Mint forums: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=360397 When the person was told they needed to format it, I tried doing that as well, only to get an error message and the MP3 player suddenly no longer appearing in Disks until I plug it back in again.
 


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Wow people still use these? I just do it on my smartphone! But annyways, Linux was supposed to detect the MP3 player as a storage device. Instead of syncing, why not try to transfer the files manually?
 

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My old MP3 player only shows as a storage device, so I just drag and drop
 

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Yes they do.. Not everyone has their life ruled by a smartphone!
smartphone-replaced.jpg

You're right, smartphones rule!

The privacy issue does bother me, but that is to be resolved when Linux smartphones mature enough for daily use. In the meantime, some guy at google is going to gawk at the obscene pornography I partake in viewing on a regular basis.

Now please, lets get back to topic.
 

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Wow people still use these? I just do it on my smartphone!
lmfao, i tried that line of thinking, but unfortunately a combination of android's security and possibly linux issues convinced me to get one of those Sandisk players for music. Every time i plug my android into my computer, i have to manually allow it access, and then open the file manager again if i want to start transferring files. Also, having a second device saves battery life for more critical activities (like using google maps and looking up information).

I know what you might be thinking: "just get a spotify subscription!", but then what do you do when your lower-quality internet craps out? "Oh, you can just download the music through spotify!", actually it doesn't keep it permanently downloaded when you do that: the last time i had a spotify subscription it would periodically get rid of songs i downloaded...

Unfortunately Sandisk isn't that great either: in order to get Ubuntu to recognize it, i have to have it plugged and on before booting my computer, or else it doesn't recognize it...oh well, all devices have issues, i guess it's all more about choosing which persistent issues you have instead of finding the perfect all-in-one computer...
 

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Also make sure the file go-mtpfs and jmtpfs is installed
Code:
sudo apt install go-mtpfs jmtpfs
which is needed to mount Android devices whenever you plug it in and It will expose all storage areas of a device in the mount, and only reads file metadata as needed, making it mount quickly. So when you plug it in your Android Phone ask to connect just say yes.
jmtpfs is a FUSE and libmtp-based filesystem for accessing MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) devices. It was specifically designed for exchanging files between Linux (and Mac OS X) systems and newer Android devices that support MTP but
not USB Mass Storage.
 
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Also make sure the file go-mtpfs and jmtpfs is installed
Code:
sudo apt install go-mtpfs jmtpfs
which is needed to mount Android devices whenever you plug it in and It will expose all storage areas of a device in the mount, and only reads file metadata as needed, making it mount quickly. So when you plug it in your Android Phone ask to connect just say yes.
jmtpfs is a FUSE and libmtp-based filesystem for accessing MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) devices. It was specifically designed for exchanging files between Linux (and Mac OS X) systems and newer Android devices that support MTP but
not USB Mass Storage.

I never mentioned anything about plugging in an Android device, so what does that have to do with the original thread?
 

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I never mentioned anything about plugging in an Android device, so what does that have to do with the original thread?
A lot of those devices use the same type MTP as Android so you have to have a MTP type FS (File System) installed in order for it to mount
 
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