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I have recently purchased a PS (Playstation) Vita. I want to add music and videos to the device, but I can not seem to get it to connect to Ubuntu. Apparently, you need a content manager available only to Mac and Windows.

Does anyone know how to connect a Vita to Ubuntu for file transfers?

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I've been trying to do this with a virtual machine...and failing: askubuntu.com/questions/377748/… –  HDave Nov 16 '13 at 1:54

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I haven't tested it (yet!), but apparently there's an Open Source version of "Content Manager" that has been developed for connectivity with the PlayStation Vita: QCMA

Most of the users at that link claim it works for them, so I'm gonna test it out as soon as my PlayStation Vita is charged...

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As of now there is no way to transfer content to a vita from linux systems. You need to use content manager assistant for windows or mac OS. You can also use a ps3 to transfer content.

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Try using this exe in Wine:

http://cma.dl.playstation.net/cma/win/en/index.html

I hope it works.

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just sasys that i need to install windows media player –  Nick Bailuc Nov 11 '12 at 2:11

Content manager requires Windows Media Player if you download the Windows version of the Content Manager Assistant. You cannot use Windows Media Player on Ubuntu as far as I can see. I haven't been able to use it through Wine. Validation even on older versions of the WMP won't install.

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Windows Media Player 10 for Ubuntu has a Gold rating on the WineHQ Application Database, so it appears from your answer that the problem is that validation won't install. Does this mean that validation is somehow separate from the Windows Media Installation or are you referring to a feature of Windows Media Player that cannot be enabled if you have installed WMP using Wine? –  karel Sep 29 '13 at 5:31

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