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Author Topic: Getting VL6 and my Sansa MP3 Player to Communicate  (Read 2701 times)
GoodFoodHunting
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« on: April 04, 2009, 02:27:10 am »

How do I get by Sansa Sandisk 16 GB MP3 player to play on VL6?  How do I transfer songs onto VL6 from it?  The good news is that I have no problem playing DVD's or CD's.  That ain't a problem.  And I suppose that I could just load all the music I have manually on the computer but I really wanted to cheat through that scenario by downloading directly from my MP3 Player.  I have VLC, Banshee and MPlayer as well Xine and XMMS.
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 02:58:31 am »

According to the Docs, hold down the left arrow when you connect
the mp3 player. The reason is that the MTP Media Transfer Protocol
is the normal communication with that device. USe the left arrow
sets the player to use the USB Mass Storage Protocol.

You should be able to then use it as a normal hard disk.

HTH

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 03:29:18 am »

As in the left, mouse button?
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 08:21:51 am »

Left arrow would be in the device.

Mouse commands are usually called clicks.

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 04:03:52 pm »

That's what I thought but I just had to check,  Roll Eyes  Well, I did as you said and I received some recognition in the form of an MTB device error?

An unhandled exception was thrown: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

at System.Reflection.MonoMethod.Invoke (object,System.Reflection.BindingFlags,System.Reflection.Binder,object[],System.Globalization.CultureInfo) <0x0013e>
at System.Reflection.MethodBase.Invoke (object,object[]) <0x0001a>
at System.Delegate.DynamicInvokeImpl (object[]) <0x00170>
at System.MulticastDelegate.DynamicInvokeImpl (object[]) <0x0002a>
at System.Delegate.DynamicInvoke (object[]) <0x0000e>
at NDesk.DBus.Connection.HandleSignal (NDesk.DBus.Message) <0x000f2>
at NDesk.DBus.Connection.DispatchSignals () <0x0003c>
at NDesk.DBus.Connection.Iterate () <0x00039>
at <>c__CompilerGenerated0.<Init>c__1 (NDesk.GLib.IOChannel,NDesk.GLib.IOCondition,intptr) <0x00027>
at (wrapper native-to-managed) <>c__CompilerGenerated0.<Init>c__1 (NDesk.GLib.IOChannel,NDesk.GLib.IOCondition,intptr) <0x00032>
at (wrapper managed-to-native) Gtk.Application.gtk_main () <0x00004>
at Gtk.Application.Run () <0x00007>
at Gnome.Program.Run () <0x00007>
at Banshee.BansheeEntry.Startup (string[]) <0x00855>
at Banshee.Gui.CleanRoomStartup.Startup (Banshee.Gui.CleanRoomStartup/StartupInvocationHandler,string[]) <0x000aa>

.NET Version: 2.0.50727.42

Assembly Version Information:

ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib (2.84.0.0)
ipod-sharp-ui (0.0.1.0)
System.Web (2.0.0.0)
TagLib (0.0.0.0)
System.Configuration (2.0.0.0)
glade-sharp (2.12.0.0)
Boo.Lang.Compiler (1.0.0.0)
Banshee.Plugins.Recommendation (0.13.2.27350)
Banshee.Plugins.Radio (0.13.2.27349)
Banshee.Plugins.Podcast (0.13.2.27348)
Banshee.Plugins.NotificationAreaIcon (0.13.2.27347)
Banshee.Plugins.MiniMode (0.13.2.27345)
Banshee.Plugins.MetadataSearch (0.13.2.27345)
Banshee.Plugins.MMKeys (0.13.2.27346)
Banshee.Plugins.LastFM (0.13.2.27344)
Banshee.Plugins.Daap (0.13.2.27343)
Banshee.Plugins.Bookmarks (0.13.2.27342)
Banshee.Plugins.Audioscrobbler (0.13.2.27341)
njb-sharp (0.3.0.20285)
Banshee.Plugins.Recommendation (0.13.2.27350)
Banshee.Plugins.Radio (0.13.2.27349)
Banshee.Plugins.Podcast (0.13.2.27348)
Banshee.Plugins.NotificationAreaIcon (0.13.2.27347)
Banshee.Plugins.MiniMode (0.13.2.27345)
Banshee.Plugins.MetadataSearch (0.13.2.27345)
Banshee.Plugins.MMKeys (0.13.2.27346)
Banshee.Plugins.LastFM (0.13.2.27344)
Banshee.Plugins.Daap (0.13.2.27343)
Banshee.Plugins.Bookmarks (0.13.2.27342)
Banshee.Plugins.Audioscrobbler (0.13.2.27341)
njb-sharp (0.3.0.20285)
Banshee.Dap.Njb (0.13.2.27340)
Mtp (0.5.0.0)
Mtp (0.5.0.0)
Banshee.Dap.Mtp (0.13.2.27340)
gnome-vfs-sharp (2.20.0.0)
Banshee.Dap.MassStorage (0.13.2.27339)
ipod-sharp (0.0.1.0)
Banshee.Dap.Ipod (0.13.2.27338)
Banshee.MediaEngine.GStreamer (0.13.2.27337)
System.Xml (2.0.0.0)
System.Transactions (2.0.0.0)
gconf-sharp (2.20.0.0)
System.Data (2.0.0.0)
Mono.Data.SqliteClient (2.0.0.0)
pango-sharp (2.12.0.0)
Mono.Cairo (2.0.0.0)
Hal (0.0.0.0)
Banshee.Widgets (0.13.2.27331)
Last.FM (0.0.0.0)
NDesk.DBus.Proxies (0.0.0.0)
NDesk.DBus (1.0.0.0)
Banshee.Widgets (0.13.2.27331)
Last.FM (0.0.0.0)
NDesk.DBus.Proxies (0.0.0.0)
NDesk.DBus (1.0.0.0)
Mono.Posix (2.0.0.0)
NDesk.DBus.GLib (1.0.0.0)
gnome-sharp (2.20.0.0)
gdk-sharp (2.12.0.0)
System (2.0.0.0)
atk-sharp (2.12.0.0)
gtk-sharp (2.12.0.0)
glib-sharp (2.12.0.0)
Banshee.Base (0.13.2.27334)
banshee (0.13.2.27336)
mscorlib (2.0.0.0)

Platform Information: Linux 2.6.27.12 i686 GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
Banshee.Base (0.13.2.27334)
banshee (0.13.2.27336)
mscorlib (2.0.0.0)

Platform Information: Linux 2.6.27.12 i686 GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Disribution Information:

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 06:08:30 pm »

Look at /var/log/messages and dmesg for errors.

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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009, 12:35:57 am »


Not sure but guess you have the sansa view..you can get a pdf user guide here

http://kb.sandisk.com/cgi-bin/sandisk_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_sid=_R-hEyuj&p_lva=207&p_li=&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_brand=sansa&p_page=1&p_cv=&p_pv=1.4&p_prods=4&p_cats=&p_hidden_prods=&prod_lvl1=4&prod_lvl2=0&p_search_text=sansa+view+16gig&srch_btn_submit=+++Search+++&p_new_search=1


below are as already mentioned means to switch to mass storage mode so you can transfer data to the hard disk of the computer. and back most likely. for most players

it is not unheard of for banshee to crash when you plug in the view I think.. you may do some googles to assist in the issue..in the mean time perhaps you can work on tranfer of data to and from via mass storage mode..hope that is not off base..I'm not actually sure what you are doing but I thought you wanted to add some tunes to your vl box...any way hope it helps

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Verifying and changing the USB mode of the device to MSC or MTP
   
    Question
    How do I check or change the USB mode on my Sansa player to MSC or MTP?
   

   
    Answer
    1. Navigate to USB Mode settings. 
Sansa View     
- From the Main Menu, select More > Settings/Options > System Settings > USB Mode. 

Sansa Fuze   
- From the Main Menu, select Settings > System Settings > USB Mode. 

Sansa Clip, e200v1, e200v2 and e200R     
- From the Main Menu, select Settings > USB Mode.

2. Select Auto Detect, MTP or MSC. 
e200R - PlayforSure is MTP and Rhapsody is MSC 

NOTE:  The USB mode is not selectable for Sansa View (FW 1.03.XX and below), Sansa e200v2 (FW 03.01.14 and below), and Sansa Clip (FW 1.01.11 and below).  The USB Mode setting can be enabled on these players using the latest firmware.  See answer ID 156 on how to update the firmware.

The Sansa c200v2 defaults to MTP.  See answer ID 61 to force MSC mode.
Enabling or forcing MSC mode on your Sansa player
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    Question
    How do I connect my Sansa player in "MSC Mode" or force the MSC mode on my Sansa player?
   
   The steps below will force your Sansa players to connect in MSC mode to your PC.  This is done as an option if enabling MSC through normal device operation does not work.

Sansa Fuze
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the Hold switch down to Lock (orange color showing).
3. Press and hold the left button ( |<< ) while connecting the device to the PC.

Sansa Clip
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the Hold switch down to Lock (orange color showing).
3. Press and hold the center button while connecting the device to the PC.

Sansa View
1. Turn device ON.
2. Slide the power switch down so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Facing the scroll wheel, press and hold the left button (left side of the scroll wheel) while connecting the device to the PC.

Sansa e200v2
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the hold switch to the direction of the headphone jack so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Press and hold the center button while connecting the device to the PC.

Sansa c200v2
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the hold switch to the direction of the REC button so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Press and hold the left ( |<< ) button while connecting the device to the PC.

Sansa m200
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Facing the hold switch slide it to the right so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Connect the device to the PC.

Sansa c100
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the hold switch so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Connect the device to the PC.
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009, 11:21:16 am »

I have a Sandisk Sansa C150 2-gig player. I transfer files to and from the computer by putting the Sansa into MSC mode (NOT MTP, which is for Windows Media Player). I use Settings, USB on the Sansa to do this. When I plug it in to a USB port, the Sansa appears as a directory in /Media. I can drag and drop files using two Thunar windows (one for the Sansa, one for my audio files on the computer). Or I can do it with Copy or Move in Midnight Commander or with drag and drop or copy and paste in XFE or another GUI file manager.

I've never tried doing anything from a media player, as I feel I have more control simply using a file manager.

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