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Old 09-09-2008, 05:55 AM
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Lightbulb Handling U3 with Linux, Including Playlists 'How To'

Another Way Including Playlists
If you use Linux, try Gnomad, which is a very fast file manager for MTP players. Install the latest Version of Gnomad (www.getdeb.net has it). Plug in you YPu3 to the USB port, and start Gnomad. Even if your set up does not recognise the player 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 show the playlists you already have). 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. Transferring additional tracks to your device will cause a pop up window asking if you want to add the tracks to an existing playist (or several).
Is that not just the coolest thing...
ps. this should work with all MTP protocol devices.
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