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I recently bought a Nokia 620. Ubuntu 13.04 does recongize it and is able to mount it. Music files transferred through the file explorer don't show up at all in my phones media player. Trying to do it with Rhythmbox makes it crash. I have found that Clementine is able to do the job. However, transferred tracks lose their "artist" tag for some reason.

So here comes the question: What program you use to transfer music on you WP device? Or do you do it through Windows?

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WP devices use the MTP protocol. Have you tried using Nautilus with the GVFS MTP plugin?

There is a step-by-step guide on how to install and setup an up-to-date GVFS MTP plugin using a PPA in Ubuntu 12.04 and later at http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/upgrade-to-gvfs-with-mtp-support-in.html.

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I tried both gvfs-mtp and Go-Mtpfs. While both allowed me to navigate in my phone, none of them nor the default Ubuntu configuration allowed the file I dropped in my phone's music folder to be identified by it's player. –  user107320 May 13 '13 at 18:58
    
Nautilus already shows the device most times, no extra software required (make sure the lockscreen is unlocked) –  NoBugs 16 hours ago

You may wirelessly transfer/copy music files to your Windows Phone via a web browser using the updated version 1.0.2.0 of Music Drop by Codeceptive Studios. The first version was great but the new one is even better! And what's best about this app: it's fast, efficient and most of all free ;-)

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My phone gets successfully mounted when i check the Nautilus using MTP. Then I can browse my phone and sd card memory.

Also, I have transferred videos and songs to my Lumia 720, which do appear in the list but takes sometime to reflect in the music+videos app in phone. A very limited video codecs are supported like mp4, avi etc.

Alternative could be to remove the sd card and then transfer.

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You can transfer to sd card easily just plugging it in and moving with Nautilus, but at what point does it read from the card?? On restart? Days later? –  NoBugs 16 hours ago

I have a Nokia Lumia 710 with WP7.8. My laptop has Ubuntu 14.04. It recognized my phone, I could even see it with different mtp tools like: gMTP, mtp-detect, file browser I even recompiled the libmtp... However I could not list the files and could not copy them.

Finally I disabled the password on the phone and reconnect it, then every tool could browse it.

(Don't need to boot my windows laptop to sync with Zune anymore... \o/)

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With WP8, 8.1 it usually works whenever it is unlocked. –  NoBugs 16 hours ago

Try disabling password on Windows phone. It has worked for me. You can enable your password again once you're done transferring the files.

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