Cowon D2 on Linux
Jun 4, 2009 at 1:51 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10


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I'm not being able to transfer my music to my D2 using Ubuntu (Jaunty Jackalope with all updates). I get an error about not being able to create a folder whenever I try to transfer stuff. It also won't let me delete the old stuff on the player. I know this isn't a computer forum, but does anyone have an idea of what the problem may be?
Jun 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM Post #3 of 10
I tried to Drag and Drop, and it didn't work. Rhythmbox didn't recognize the player at this time, though it had recognized it before. How do I know if it's MTP or MSC?
Jun 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM Post #4 of 10
Go to Settings then System and check the USB Connection type.

MSC will allow drag and drop, MTP will allow synching.
Jun 4, 2009 at 7:25 PM Post #5 of 10
Additional: I use the D2 with Jaunty, every day - no issues at all. I would also suggest checking which mode is being used.

Just an FYI - MSC turns the player into a Mass Storage device. and allows for simple drag and drop. MTP is required for syncing with subscription services like Rhapsody, but I'm assuming that you aren't using it for things like that.
Jun 4, 2009 at 8:30 PM Post #6 of 10
Ok, since the D2 can be put into MSC mode, and Im guessing that you want to use Rhythmbox to sync it, you can have the best of both worlds. Both Rhythmbox and Banshee use a hidden file in the player called .is_audio_player. Just setup the file from the instructions provided here, and you can sync your player with the app, while still being able to drag-drop videos/photos/etc.
The Floccinaucinihilipilification Homepage - .is audio player file format by Darin Ohashi
Jun 4, 2009 at 9:35 PM Post #7 of 10
I can't seem to find the option to change the mode. I looked through Rhythmbox and couldn't find it, and I can't find it in the Ubuntu menus either. I'm pretty new to Linux, so you may need to guide me...

Oh, it's on the player... OK then...
Jun 4, 2009 at 10:13 PM Post #8 of 10
Figured it out. And with FLAC, now it's gapless. Today is a good day.
Jun 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM Post #9 of 10
Hmmm, now all of the artists' name start with "OTR="

Any idea how to fix this, or what may have done it? Not that annoying, but a little.
Jun 5, 2009 at 9:40 PM Post #10 of 10

Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Hmmm, now all of the artists' name start with "OTR="

Any idea how to fix this, or what may have done it? Not that annoying, but a little.

FLAC or OGG Vorbis? I know Vorbis has this problem (been waiting patiently for Cowon to fix that).

The D2/D2+ doesn't do gapless (another annoyance).

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