Banshee media player/Nokia X6 sync problem.

Asked by Paul Townshend

I have managed to get Banshee to recognise my Nokia X6 by adding .is_audio_player to the root directory in its mass memory enabling me to view the music files on the phone but when I try to sync OR delete music files, after going through the motions & looking like it's doing said tasks, I get error messages basically telling me that it thinks my phone's mass memory is a read only file which clearly it isn't because I have no problem dragging & dropping files into my phone from my Home/Music folder. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

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Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said :


As Banshee is the player I use, which has great DAP support, I wanted it to see my phone as a DAP (well it should, it’s a music phone). There were two ways:

    Teach HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) that the phone is a DAP; very hard — humans are smarter: so is Banshee
    Create a .is_audio_player file inside the root directory of the Mass Storage Device — my phone.

Then you need to add a few lines into the file:

    audio_folders=My Music/

Now you can start Banshee and sync up the phone. Great!

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Paul Townshend (paul-townshend) said :

Sorry to have to say this made it worse. What I already had in the .is_audio_player file was this...


which gave me the level of function I referred to in my original question, adding the 'folder_depth=2' line stopped Banshee even giving me the option to delete music from the phone & would not accept any music I dragged to the phone, at least before, as I mentioned, it went through the motions of adding or deleting music files before giving me the error message. Also, after adding the 'folder depth=2' line, the phone's mass memory locked into read only mode & I had to disconnect the phone & delete the .is audio player file via my phone's touch screen. Thanx for trying!

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Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said :

Hello, I have not forgotten, just that the instructions I gave you worked many times. I'm looking for. While could you tell me what version of Banshee are you using? thanks

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Paul Townshend (paul-townshend) said :

Hello! Many thanks for your help Massimo. My version of Banshee is 2.0.1 which I think is the latest version bundled with Ubuntu 11.04.

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Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said :

Hi, the latest version is the 2.1.0. You can update you versione with this PPA:

Here instruction how to add ppa:

Than you can update and retray with your device. let me know. Thanks.

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