[gpodder] Re: Gpodder 3 does not recognize Sansa Clip Zip

  • From: "Joseph Wickremasinghe" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "jnwickremasinghe@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: "gpodder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gpodder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 04:41:00 +0000 (UTC)

Let me know if you have any success. I used to have a Sansa Clip and I'm pretty 
sure I tested sync with it when I was working on it, so it should work with 
      From: Kinney Baughman <baughmankr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
 To: gpodder@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
 Sent: Thursday, February 5, 2015 9:40 AM
 Subject: [gpodder] Re: Gpodder 3 does not recognize Sansa Clip Zip
On 02/05/2015 10:07 AM, Joseph Wickremasinghe (Redacted sender 
"jnwickremasinghe@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC) wrote:
> Kinney,
> Can you mount your Clip Zip and copy files to it manually?
Yes.  I have no problems doing that.

> How are you mounting it? (I'm using sync with an Android device so I mount 
> via go-mtp). What's your mount point?

I currently have the mount point defined in /etc/fstab as "/mnt/clipzip" 
and that's where the device mounts automatically now when I plug it into 
the computer.  I define the device in /etc/fstab using its UUID.

Having said that, I have also tried mounting it manually with "mount 
/dev/sdb /mnt/clipzip", for ex., but the results are the same.

> For better or worse, the sync function depends on the device being mounted 
> and accessible via a mount point. I think it's a little too much for gPodder 
> to be able to determine what device is plugged in and figure how best to 
> mount it, so it relies on the user having mounted it successfully and be able 
> to copy files to it.
> Having said that, to check that gPodder is working correctly, you could try 
> selecting 'Device' and then browsing to a folder on your hard drive, and then 
> try 'syncing' to that location - gPodder will copy your podcasts to that 
> folder. (There's nothing special about the folder that gPodder syncs to, it's 
> just a folder as far as gPodder is concerned.) That way we can figure out if 
> it's a Clip Zip issue or a more general settings problems.
> Let me know if this helps.
I'll check this out when I get home tonight.

Again, thanks for your patience and persistence.

My wife has a Sansa Clip, not a Clip Zip.  I think I'll try connecting 
it tonight and see how it goes with that device.  I'm beginning to think 
my problems have to do with the particular model I'm using.




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