How do I download songs to my MP3 player?
Hi Dave, I just got a brand new Samsung D500 and I want to put music onto it via USB cable, but it won't work. How do I do it?
First off, a disclaimer: I don't have a Samsung D500 so I can't test out what I'm going to explain here. However, just about all the MP3 players on the market work in the same way - and it's how the Sony PSP works too, in fact - so let's just talk about the general solution for downloading music onto an MP3 player.
The first step is to see if there's any special software available from the vendor to help the process along. With the D500, for example, go to the Samsung Web site and click on "Support", then type in the product name. I typed in D500 and then choose "TV, video and audio". Wrong choice: no matches. I tried again with "Computer and related products" and got a list of three possible matches, one of which is your product, the SGH-D500.
Turns out that the D500 is a mobile phone, actually, not a simple MP3 player at all (wish you would have mentioned that, btw!) but I figured it out. Turns out that there's a raft of different user manuals available on the D500 download center page, and, clicking on the Software tab, it turns out that there's software you can download from Samsung too, including "Samsung PC Studio PC Sync (ver 2.0)" which is probably what you'd want.
Generally, though, if you don't have any software or can't find anything for your MP3 device (which, as you can see, includes cellphones!) then you should be able to copy across MP3-format audio files by:
- Hooking up the device to a USB connection on your computer.
- Going through the settings on your device to find a "USB CONNECT" or "USB MODE" option. Some devices do that automatically when they detect power on the USB cable, others (like the Sony PSP) require you to do it manually).
- Your computer should now automatically detect the device, probably showing it as a removable hard disk. Both Macs and Windows XP computers do a very good job with this, older operting systems can be more challenging (e.g., Windows 98, MacOS 9).
Now you just need to rummage around a bit and figure out where music files should be stored. One way to do this is to pay for one song to be downloaded from a service, if that's an option, then see if you can find where it's stored on your MP3 device and drop other songs into the same place. If that's not an option, then just put a few songs in different directories and see if your device can find it once you disconnect and try to play a song or two.
Hope that helps you out! If anyone wants to send me a fancy MP3 player so I can test it out, I'd be happy to hear from you. :-)
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I have the same question which you apparently have answered for many people. I bought my own daughter an Mp3 ematic player and cannot download it. Please help.
All these different players, because it turns out that it's pretty darn easy to build an Mp3 player, so lots of vendors have done so. The challenge is to get music on them, as you're now learning.
Generally I think you should try to follow a three step process:
1. Start up and get familiar with Windows Media Player. That's the key application that works with just about every non-Apple Mp3 player I've seen and it's free and included with Windows. If you don't have a copy, you can download one from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download/
2. To get music, the easiest is to have Windows Media Player (I'll call it WMP from here on in) running then insert a music CD into the computer. WMP should ask you if you want to "rip" or "copy" the music. Say "yes" and it'll make a copy of all the songs that were on the CD onto your computer. Repeat until you've loaded up all the music you want to eventually put on the Mp3 player.
3. Now plug in the Mp3 player and, if your system is properly configured, WMP should "see it" after a minute or so and show you it on one of the tabs as an external device. If it doesn't, most versions of WMP have a "search" or "connect" button that makes it look for appropriate external drives.
At that point, you should be able to either drag selections from your scanned music or "sync" your Mp3 player with the music you've scanned and saved on your computer and it'll automatically copy everything across.
The reason I'm being rather vague about which buttons to push, btw, is because each version of Windows Media Player seems to have a different interface and different buttons and tabs, so it's very difficult to be definitive about this.
I hope that helps. I do have more articles on how to work with Mp3 players here on my site too, so do poke around a bit to see what you can find, and don't forget to check the manufacturer's Web site to see if they have a download area and specific software for working with your Mp3 player too.
Good luck to you!
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