How to transfer files to/from Sony Walkman MP3 player NW-E003F.
(Probably works on other Sony NW-xxx models too.)
I did this successfully on Kubuntu 7.04
There is a java program JSymphonic which can transfer the files
in the correct way to the Sony media player.
(Being a java program it is cross-platform, so should work on Linux, Windows, Mac etc.)
How to run JSymphonic
Download JSymphonic 0.2b
The file I downloaded is JSymphonic0.2beta.zip
Unzip JSymphonic0.2beta.zip somewhere, so you will have a
new directory JSymphonic0.2beta/
Open a console (eg. Konsole) and change directory to the
Inside there is a .jar file JSymphonic_0.2b.jar
Ok, so we have the java application, now we want to run it.
So make sure you have a version of Java which is compatible
with Sun's 1.6 version.
Check your Java version in a console with:
It should report:
java version "1.6.0"
If not, then:
Install sun-java6-jre via Adept
Now try to run the application:
java -jar JSymphonic_0.2b.jar
The JSymphonic application window should open and after specifying
the location of the media player (for me it was /media/disk),
and the location of the mp3 files on your hard disk, you can
transfer and delete files from the Sony media player.
It was recommended to actually copy the .jar file to the
Sony media player, then you carry the program with you
wherever you go. As long as the OS you plug into has
Java 1.6 installed, you can run JSymphonic.
I found that some mp3 tags were not displaying on the Sony player
correctly - boxes instead of readable characters. I fixed that by
first using Amarok to rewrite the mp3 tag header (just make any
small change, eg. add a space to the comment tag, then save).
After using JSymphonic to transfer the fixed mp3 to the Sony player,
it appears correctly. (Thankyou Amarok!)
Post back if if the above instructions work or don't work for you for any reason.