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I can't sync a Rhythmbox playlist onto my mp3 player, how can I do this?

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You should be able to plug it in, have it recognised by rhythm box, and drag and drop the playlist onto the MP3 player. What MP3 player is it? What exactly happens if you try? Does the MP3 Player ever even appear in Rhythmbox? – Adam Thompson Dec 15 '10 at 23:23
Well its my Mobile phone,yet rhymtbox doesn´t do anything, it doesn´t appear either – Uri Herrera Dec 16 '10 at 4:32
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Your mp3 player needs to be mounted first. If the settings of the player are o.k. it should appear as an external medium on the desktop. If not so try mounting from the places menu. More information on hwo to connect players and phones can be found in the community wiki.

As soon as your are able to view the file contents on your player with e.g. Nautilus you should - as Adam Thompson already said - be able to easily drag and drop the content of your playlist either to the icon on your desktop or to the opened folder from your player in the Nautilus window.

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You can get more information on synchronizing a MP3 player using RhythmBox playlists at the location below. There are some useful scripts there as well. The discussion is at

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This might be of use to you. You should just be able to drop playlists to any device and it will transfer them (including mass storage) but for auto conversion etc you may need this.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Karl Richter Oct 1 '15 at 11:58

If your device is an MTP device then you may find gMTP a better solution. It has a simple GUI and does not have the option to rip files or anything like that. However, it achieves the job of dragging and dropping files and creating playlists, you can even upload cover art for your mp3. I found this was the best choice for my creative zen v plus.

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As Mike S says above, the easiest way is described in:

It prompts you for all your rhythmbox playlists and lets you pick which ones to sync. Moves the files over. Creates a playlist on the device as well. It is a sync not a copy -- so other music files on your device on the Music folder get removed.

Could not be any easier.

After many hours of searching that did the trick for me.

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