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[bug] Can't transfer .flac -files on Linux using mtp [answered]

asked 2014-07-05 00:18:14 +0200

ahjolinna gravatar image

updated 2015-01-21 10:50:11 +0200

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I have weird problem when I try to transfer files from ChakraOS-linux to my Jolla phone using USB... every files goes to my phone except .flac and also .mov least those files don't work.

  • I think I found the reason, mtp-detect says that those files are not supported, so that's why they don't transfer.

  • I think this is an issue that should be fixed or at least figure out if the problem is on sailfish end or not

mtp-detect output:

PS. this bug is fixed in ChakraOS: , I also have these installed: jmtpfs, mtpfs, kio-mtp-git

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answered 2014-08-26 23:00:57 +0200

ahjolinna gravatar image

Flac transfer works now in the git version, 1.1.7 did not work for me

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Tested 1.1.8 and now i can transfer .flac to my jolla over mtp.

abc123 ( 2014-08-27 18:17:45 +0200 )edit

I just tried to copy a few flac files to my jolla on windows 7 and on Debian Stable. On windows it works without problems, but there is a popup warning that the files may not be readable or visible on the device. On Debian, where an oder Version of libmtp (1.1.6) ist used, copying fails. On newer Versions of libmtp it may work, because the file type policy is less strictly, but the core of the Problem still remains: The flac format is not listed as supported format in the MTP Interface of the Jolla. This should definitely be fixed.

wanderer ( 2014-09-08 11:58:31 +0200 )edit

i dont see a problem distros just needs to update libmtp...but have fun with debian it will take a while

ahjolinna ( 2014-09-08 21:13:28 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-07-13 21:36:52 +0200

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updated 2014-07-13 21:37:23 +0200

Why are you using USB mount if you have a real OS like Linux... IMHO protocols like MTP are designed to be used with silly operating systems like Windows & Macos which make it delibrately too difficult to use basic tools like sftp...

Just enable login on your Jolla, and then use sftp over WLAN so you never need to tether the device with USB to transfer files. (and of course you can use it over USB too, you just have the choice of doing that if you want to, you are not forced to do it...)

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The main idea is NOT to have to use dev mode in order to do basic stuff like that on your phone.

ApB ( 2014-07-13 21:43:37 +0200 )edit

That has to be one of the silliest comments I have heard for some time, sorry :)

The first thing you should do of course is to enable developer mode, how else you can take into use all the power and beauty of the device... It's utter madness to voluntarily restrict yourself to GUI use when you have such a marvellous device at your command. Why else would you have got you the device in the first place!!

juiceme ( 2014-07-13 21:51:31 +0200 )edit

Its not about me. Its about the average guy that wants to use it with his mac or ubuntu pc. It shouldn't be a hacker phone. It should be an everyone phone.

Also you don't interact with a phone the same way you interact with a PC. Hence the UX needs are different and the UI should also be different. And because of this you need GUIs on phones.

ApB ( 2014-07-13 22:08:24 +0200 )edit

I do not mean you'd not need a phone-centric GUI when using the phone functionality. Sure the screensize is the first thing that demands that (even as fingerterm is passable for terminal UI usage...)

BUT when you are transferring data from your device to a computer, and initiating the transfer from the computer side, then you sure want to use the computer UI and metaphor, not the phone UI and metaphor :)

juiceme ( 2014-07-13 22:19:41 +0200 )edit

mtp-detect output probably means that same problem exist on windows and mac, but I dont have windows so I can't check that now....and btw. I think this is a problem for end users or just an other reason for them not to use SailfishOS / Jolla Phone

ahjolinna ( 2014-07-13 22:44:22 +0200 )edit

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