Creative Zen and Rhythmbox (and Banshee)

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By Andrew McCombe
June 8, 2009


I've never liked using Rhythmbox (Gnome's default music player) as I found previous versions to be slow, buggy and crashed a lot.  I'm trying to keep my system as close as possible to the default install so I've given Rythmbox one more change to impress.

I found the MTP plugin (in preferences > plugins)  and enabled it, connected my Creative Zen 4GB and am happy to say it showed up and works.

Goodbye Gnomad2!

UPDATE 05/01/2010

I found rhythmbox to be far too unstable and tried Banshee (http://banshee-project.org/).  The Creative Zen works fantastically with the Banshee MTP plugin on Ubuntu 9.10 and Banshee 1.6 Beta 2 (1.5.1).