KZenExplorer

Audio Apps

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Description:

KZenExplorer is a KDE application that makes it possible
to transfer tracks to MP3 players that are supported by
libnjb. It also allows to manage playlists, create
smart playlists and add ratings to the tracks on the
player.

Go to kzenexplorer.sourceforge.net to download.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

0.6:
- implemented synchronization of local music collection with collection on device
- implemented synchronization of local playlists with the playlist on the device
- implemented search for duplicated tracks
- added Spanish language support (thanks to Marco Antonio Blanco)
- some more code cleanup

0.6_rc1:
- added keyboard shortcuts
- bug-fixes in playback
- some look and feel improvements
- some code cleanup

0.5:
- improvements and bug-fixes in navigation panel
- improved inline tag editor
- multi-column sort of tracks
- show details for artists, albums, genres and playlists
- smart import of tracks
- smart import of directories
- smart import of existing playlists (m3u)

0.4:
- transfer of tracks from the player to disc
- improved/debugged playback
- should fix most of the Xlib bugs

fabrizio2210

11 years ago

When I launch Kzenexplorer give me this error: Could not find any jukebox.
I inserted my zen.
I installed kzenexplorer via repository of ubuntu.

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coney

13 years ago

I suppose it refers to the device and was taken from the 'nomad jukebox'.

So my hardware cannot be found.

Brings up new questions:
- Is the MicroPhoto supported?
- If not does anyone know it the firmware for the micro fixes the problem (who needs the photo feature?)

Coney

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Hintzy

13 years ago

I've had the same problem with my Zen Micro...KZenExplorer and KIO Zen do not detect the player. So I just did a little digging and came across the libnjb website: http://libnjb.sourceforge.net/

Take a look at the dark box on the right. Looks like your MicroPhoto and my Micro (which says "PlaysForSure" on the box, so I presume it uses MTP) don't work with libnjb, so then things like KZenExplorer won't see them. :-(

I followed the link to the libmtp site, and it lists a few apps which support MTP devices (under the "downstream" header). One is for Mac OS X, and two seem intended for Gnome, but I will try them anyway when I get home and report back with what I find.

Mussgill: Any chance of an updated KZenExplorer to support MTP devices? :-D

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coney

13 years ago

Makes sense.
Darn things depends on this darn microsoft MT-Protocol.

I installed the libmtp but evidently kzenexplorer doesen't know how to deal with it.

I even tried a windows machine to get at least some music on the thing. No avail. It requires XP. All as had around the house was win2k. I could get it to work with a few workarounds so I can at least get my music on the darn device.

In the future I'll keep my hands offa Creative products cause they play right along with MS aaand really augment this license and dependency crap.

This darn thing could just be a removable device.

All this hassle we are going through is just for the profit of certain companies.

Enough. Let's fight it through.

The libmtp people mentioned applications that deal with their libs.

Coney

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ChaosWars

12 years ago

I bought my girlfriend a Creative Zen, which also uses the MTP protocol. I decided to write an app to let her manage it, it should be ready within a month or so.

kzen.googlecode.com

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Hintzy

13 years ago

It wouldn't work on win2k????? That's weird. My box says it should work on 98SE and above. I only use mine on my winxp machine, because my wife won't let me reformat her win98 machine even though it takes AGES to do anything and a simple fresh install will fix it...but that's another story! ;-)

I haven't gotten to try any libmtp apps yet, but I should have time tonight or this weekend.

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coney

13 years ago

Installed KZenExplorer on a SuSE 10.1 to scoop some mp3s over to my newly aquired Creative Zen MicroPhoto.

--

KZenExplorer starts saying:
"Could not find any jukeboxes!" and dies.

What's a 'jukebox'?
An application like amaroK or does the expression refer to the hardware, the Zen MicroPhoto?

The system finds the Zen MicroPhoto an digikam can even read the information and display the photos on the device.

Is there as Howto available?

Coney

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mike76

13 years ago

Try running kzenexplorer via root. This worked for me. i.e. When I ran kzenexplorer as a normal user I got the message saying no juke boxes found. THen when I ran kzen as root -- the program ran. I don't know why.

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gohanz

14 years ago

A SlackWare 10.2 TGZ Package with SlackBuild script is ready to download!!

http://www.slacky.it


http://www.slacky.it/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=29&func=fileinfo&filecatid=647&parent=category

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edudlive

15 years ago

I've created an ebuild for this application.

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96161

^^ includes ebuild link and instructions

http://edudlive.com/files/kzenexplorer-0.6_rc1.ebuild

^^ alternative download link

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mrrain

15 years ago

checking for libnjb >= 2.0... Package libnjb was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `libnjb.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'libnjb' found
configure: error: libnjb not found


what happens here??? I have libnjb installed. What I have to do?

THNX

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mussgill

15 years ago

Hi,

try to find libnjb.pc on your disc. In case you can't find it you should reinstall libnjb.
In case you find the file check the environment variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH.
If PKG_CONFIG_PATH does not contain the path of your libnjb.pc file then add that
path to PKG_CONFIG_PATH and run configure again.

on my system:

#> locate libnjb.pc
/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/libnjb.pc
#> echo $PKG_CONFIG_PATH
/usr/lib/pkgconfig:/opt/gnome/lib/pkgconfig
#> export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PKG_CONFIG_PATH:/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig

Andreas

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veton

15 years ago

Any plan to integrate with Amarok??? :-)

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seb

15 years ago

Yes, this would be very cool. We already have an iPod tab, and it would be nice to give the user the ability to use different media players. We would need to refactor the iPod browser to be generic, have an interface so that we can plug in different devices. Get in contact with us at amarok-devel@lists.sf.net

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mussgill

15 years ago

interesting point!
I don't know anything about the amarok internals yet, so this will take a little time...
Any ideas on how an amarok integration could look like?

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Zephrem

15 years ago

Really a nice program, but it quite often crashes while communicating with my Zen Micro.

I usually get Xlib-errors like that one:

Xlib: unexpected async reply (sequence 0x4973)!
Xlib: sequence lost (0x18410 > 0x4bc5) in reply type 0x10!
Xlib: sequence lost (0x18410 > 0x4bc5) in reply type 0x10!
Xlib: sequence lost (0x1df1e > 0x4bc5) in reply type 0x1e!
Xlib: sequence lost (0x18410 > 0x4bc5) in reply type 0x10!
Xlib: sequence lost (0x18410 > 0x4bc5) in reply type 0x10!
Xlib: sequence lost (0x18410 > 0x4bc7) in reply type 0x10!
Xlib: sequence lost (0x14bc5 > 0x4be5) in reply type 0x1c!

After that, the Application as well as the connection to the Zen both hang.

Most of the time, the problems occur during initialization.

About one out of five runs is just fine.

Very nice application anyway...

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ogott

15 years ago

just tried to compile kzenexplorer but i get an error (debian, kde 3.3.2, libnjb-dev 1.2):

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make[3]: Entering directory `/home/ogott/src/kzenexplorer-0.3/src'
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/include/kde -I/usr/share/qt3/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -I/usr/include/taglib -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -MT main.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/main.Tpo" -c -o main.o main.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/main.Tpo" ".deps/main.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/main.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
In file included from kzenexplorerview.h:37,
from kzenexplorer.h:47,
from main.cpp:42:
kzentrack.h:56: error: Fehler beim Parsen before `*' token
In file included from kzenexplorerview.h:39,
from kzenexplorer.h:47,
from main.cpp:42:
kzenplaylist.h:47: error: Fehler beim Parsen before `*' token
In file included from kzenexplorerview.h:40,
from kzenexplorer.h:47,
from main.cpp:42:
kzensmartplaylist.h:64: error: `njb_playlist_t' was not declared in this scope
kzensmartplaylist.h:64: error: `pl' was not declared in this scope
kzensmartplaylist.h:64: error: Fehler beim Parsen before `*' token
make[3]: *** [main.o] Fehler 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/ogott/src/kzenexplorer-0.3/src'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Fehler 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ogott/src/kzenexplorer-0.3/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Fehler 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/ogott/src/kzenexplorer-0.3'
make: *** [all] Fehler 2

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any suggestions?

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marcs

15 years ago

Hi there. I also had copiling issues.
Btw. with a little help I found this to be useful to get it work:

cd /kzenexplorer-0.6_rc1
make -f Makefile.cvs
./configure --without-arts --prefix=/usr/kde/3.4/
make
make install

The --without-arts & --prefix options are not necessary by any means, if it works without or if you use arts, try without. If it fails, don't forget t run
make distclean
between different compile attempts.
Have phun.

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japc

15 years ago

This is awesome. Very, very good. I'll leave gnomad2.

10x.

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hili

15 years ago

I like this application. Keep up the good work!

If you have a Creative Zen Musicplayer, test it out!

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liquidat

15 years ago

Ok, I *think* that I know what this is about, but it would be nice if you add a short description and a screenshot to see what's about.
And it would be nice if you say some words about the stage of development, ...

liquidat

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15 years ago

0.6:
- implemented synchronization of local music collection with collection on device
- implemented synchronization of local playlists with the playlist on the device
- implemented search for duplicated tracks
- added Spanish language support (thanks to Marco Antonio Blanco)
- some more code cleanup

0.6_rc1:
- added keyboard shortcuts
- bug-fixes in playback
- some look and feel improvements
- some code cleanup

0.5:
- improvements and bug-fixes in navigation panel
- improved inline tag editor
- multi-column sort of tracks
- show details for artists, albums, genres and playlists
- smart import of tracks
- smart import of directories
- smart import of existing playlists (m3u)

0.4:
- transfer of tracks from the player to disc
- improved/debugged playback
- should fix most of the Xlib bugs

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