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    Default GoGear 2GB SA3125/37 player

    I was given this mp3 player and would like to have it working.
    Is there a way to use it with linux [opensuse 11.0]
    Of course the company says nothing about linux support in its owner's manual, but it does say not to plug it in until I have the software installed. What do I need to get this working. Help please.

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    Default Re: GoGear 2GB SA3125/37 player

    We need more to go on than mp3 player.
    Just plug it in, what happens?
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    caf4926

    it is a Philips SA3125 2GB Flash audio video player. I understand that I can "just plug it in", but if it says not to plug it in until the software is installed, isn't there a possibility that I will ruin the player? If not, I will certainly try it. However, don't I need some type of software or driver [even in linux] to make it work? I believe it charges itself thru being plugged in at the usb port.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: GoGear 2GB SA3125/37 player

    Anything is possible. But it's probably just a glorified PenDrive and will respond in a similar way.
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    well apparently the "IMPORTANT - Install software first" doesn't have any meaning that I can figure out. I plugged player in and openSuse recognized it and showed it as a Philips with 1.9 GB on a vfat filesystem . I am currently waiting for the player to charge battery from USB connection. However I will need a converter to convert from mp3 to wma [for music] and one to convert video's to whatever type it plays. I will have to check the philips website and google. There are firmware upgrades available, I wonder how I can do these? anyway, these ?'s are all up in the air until the player charges. I gues we can consider this post closed and solved for the time being.

    Thanks caf 4926, for your help.

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    Default Re: GoGear 2GB SA3125/37 player

    You said it was an mp3 player. Why convert to wma !

    EDIT: Sorry. No you didn't my Bad!
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    Default Re: GoGear 2GB SA3125/37 player

    Are you wanting to convert using Linux? I can't recal any apps that rip to .wma

    In windows the best as I recal is : mmconvert
    Just google it
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    Default Re: GoGear 2GB SA3125/37 player

    No not your bad, I thot it was necessary to convert, but apparently not. I think it plays both .wma and .mp3. It plays .mp3 anyway which is all I need.
    Video conversion is another story, which I will find out about.

    Thanks again caf4926

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    Default Re: GoGear 2GB SA3125/37 player

    k3b will rip audio cd's and jripper is fairly comprehensive too.

    Video conversion should be easy enough. avidemux or Handbrake (both from Packman)
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    well the saga continues. I emailed Philips support and sadly they returned with Sorry, player will not work on linux. That was after I already had it working. I sent back and told them it was working - they replied they would look into it.

    The video format of this player is .smv. I found a .deb pkg and converted it to .rpm using alien. Haven't tried it out yet, tho'

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