[ale] Accessing an MP3 player from Linux

Tim Watts timtw at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 28 02:17:22 EDT 2008


I've inherited an MP3 player and I'd like to be able to interact with it from 
my SuSE 10.2 laptop. It's a ZEN Vision:M from Creative. It has a USB 
interface. Of course, the CD that comes with it has this clunky Windows 
software as the only means of interacting with it.

Basically, I'd like to edit the playlists and use it as a source for playing 
MP3s thru my laptop. So either mounting it as a device and/or finding some 
software to allow me to interact with it is what I'm looking for. Nothing 
included on the SuSE distro that I can see.

Tried connecting to it via Amarok to no avail but it wanted a pre-configured 
device to start with. Not sure how to bring that about.

I know I could probably do some vmware thing to boot windows but that's a hell 
of a lot of software to load just to listen to music.

Anyone else deal with this or something similar?

Thanks in advance.

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