Copying music from FreeBSD to an Xperia Z3

mfv mfv at
Sun Feb 14 16:50:33 UTC 2016

> On Sun, 2016-02-14 at 15:09 Arthur Chance <freebsd at> wrote:
>On 14/02/2016 14:37, Jens Schweikhardt wrote:
>> hello, world\n
>> I want to copy some mp3 music files onto an Sony Xperia Z3. I naively
>> assumed it would show up as a USB mass storage device when I plug the
>> USB cable. But all I get in dmesg is
>>    ugen0.4: <Sony> at usbus0
>> How can I copy mp3 files from my FreeBSD box onto the device?  
>Many of the later smartphones don't present as USB disks, supposedly
>on the grounds of safety. Instead they talk MTP (media transport
>protocol). I've never used it myself, but Wikipedia says Gnome's GVFS
>supports it, as does KDE's KIO slave. Going the FUSE route you might
>look at sysutils/fusefs-simple-mtpfs or sysutils/mtpfs. If you want a
>standalone program take a look at audio/gmtp.


I am not all that familiar with cell phones, but I do have an Android
tablet that has an microSD slot.  I am able to copy files between
the tablet and FreeBSD by using a microSD reader on the latter.

Since the Xperia is Android-based with a microSD slot, this may be
another option, if all else fails.

Cheers ...


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