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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Reader Comments To Date: 671
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Hey, I just got a hello kitty mp3 player I was wondering how you download music.
I got an MP3 player for christmas and it was already swithed on and it did not work so my mum gave it to my uncle and he fixed it and it worked but it had hardley any charge left in it so my mum left it on for 20 minutes and it dieed so she re charged it and it never worked again,then a couple of weeks ago i carged it up and it worked for a couple of days then i charged it up again and it works but it says that it is loading but it isant today i was waiting for 45 mins for it to load.It is a base the model is GK915 if that helps.PLEASE FIX IT AND HELP ME!!!
I got a mp3 for chrismas and i do not know how to put music of the Internet like Batistas songs and Randy Orons songs on my mp3 player can you answer it plese i do not know how to can you put some on my computer thanks (Nathan)
I have a Zune & an ipod...so i get music from zune and itunes. i also have an iphone and the guy i bought it from said he used this awesome site with good quaility downloads and they were free..i cant remember what it was. Any suggestions?? He was a pretty tech savy guy
Having trouble downloading songs from computer to Zodiac MP3 player. Can you give me the steps?
i just bought a new mp3 player after my son put his slobber on it. Now I can't remember how to download music onto my mp3 player. HELP!!
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How do i download songs from the Internet into my MP3 player?
hi i got a hipstreet mp3 player for christmas and ive tried dowloading songs off of limewire more times then i can count. it says the song downloaded 100% and its safe to unplug the device so i do and when i turn my mp3 player on no music plays! im sure im doing everything right...i even checked on google for answers but none are helping.....please help me
ps.my computer program is windows vista
i have a mp5 but not sure how to download music into my mp5 can u help me . and i am using a laptop . yap hope u can help me
ive got lg's choclate phone,i want to download songs on mp3 but could not get it ,please help me as soon as u can ,ive already downloaded the software cd given with it but trying hard to do it but couldnot get it.
Hi I just purchased an MP10 VER.1.6 by digitalway I downloaded the MP10 manager2 cd but I have never done this before so how do I download music into this device and can I get someone to do it for me,I am recently 100% disabled and just having a tough time getting a handle on some things to make life a little bit easier for myself. I live alone and find it hard to ask for any help on most things but here I am !!! Thank you: BO BETTS
why wont my mp3 player download music when i plug it in the computer it says that my device could not be found
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hi dave,i have gpx mp3 player for long time now but i dont know how to put music on it please help i beg your help and if you help ill say thank youto !
hi dave have just bought an lg 550 phone also got a memory card for it.but i cant work out how to download music on to it looking on various sites i see im not the only one please can you help thanks!
i got an mp3 player but i dont know how to download songs PLEASE HELP ME
Help!!!!I jst gt a NEW Mp3player n dont no how 2 download songs on2 it!>.......its driven me MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do u no how 2 help????!!! !!! <3
Thanks Dave so much! !
I couldnt find a way to get my music on there. But looking at your website helped.
I still cant figure out how to download music without having the software downloaded?!
But your website was alot of help!!!
i just bought this mp3 player from marshalls. it was 10 dollars so i figured i might as well try it. i just figured out how to get to the different modes in it, but now i cant figure out how to download music onto it. its an iwave digital mp3 player. im so confused. please help!
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i have a mp3/mp4 AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO PUT SONGS ON ITHELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!
hi this is my first mp3 and i have noiea how o download songs ono it? cn you help me with my problem ? im leaving in two days and want some songs on it so i can listen to some songs on the plane.
Hey, I have a walkman and usually download songs and videos with mediaconverter.org, but I want a specific video and it refuses to download. Do you know any free ways to download videos or songs to my walkman other than that? I'd really aoreciate it.
Thnx for your time!
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DEAR DAVE ;
I HAVE AN MP3 AND MP4 AND MP5 AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO DAWNLOAD ANITHING.
OH;AND I AM ONLY 11YEARS OLD
I have 4gb E-matic mp4 player.And I had like 315 songs on it and they just disappered and I've had all the songs for along time.And it would only let me put 196 songs back on.what should I do.I can't live without music.e mail me and tell me at firstname.lastname@example.org please.
I have just bought 2 mini clip mp3 multimedia players from ebay, but it it didn't come with a disc to install it. Does it come with one? My computer doesn't even detect that it is plugged in. How can I hook it up, to download music?
I have an old-school Sony 500-cd player....is there a way to download the music off it to my Iphone without burning all the cds thru my computer? Some magic interface? Some voodoo?
Today is my birthday and I have just got an mp3 player and I havent got a clue what to do please!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ME!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S i'm only 11
i've got a mp3 player..i want to download a song in my mp3,but i dont know how to download it...?
I received a Nextar Portable Media Player T30. I only use it for downloading audiobooks. It worked fined for 3 weeks than stopped downloading. I can download on my computer but not on my PMP. Is it something I can fix. If not, I will have to send it in with $25. It may take up to 4 weeks before I get it back. Thanks for any help. My computer is using Vista with WMP 11.
can you please tell how to download music from my computer to mymp3 player
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Ok I own a Mp3 walkman nwzs615f and it stopped working with my pc i plug it in and it recharges but i cannot transfer music into it or even manually it doesnt even show up on my pc. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
well i have a question i just got an apple iphone and for some reason when i go to windows media player to sync my iphone it still says connect a device .. do you know whats the problem????
Mike. the reason that's not working for you is that the iPhone and the iPod only work with Apple's iTunes application: Microsoft Windows Media Player doesn't have a clue how to work with your iPhone. You can grab a free copy of iTunes at http://www.apple.com/itunes/download
Yo Dave,Question.. Someone gave me an older style Eclipse mp3. I have no clue how to put music on it. I'm quite dumb when it comes to computers, and I truely need help. I know nothing about computers let alone how to even begin to put music on it. What is needed,equpt. wise, cables ect. along with how, and where to begin to pu ttunes on this thing.
Thanks in advance for your patience, as well as your time.
i jst got a new mp3 today and i cant find out how to download music on it it is a philips gogear vibe mp3 video player
Brian, Tiana, and the rest of y'all: just about every MP3 player on the market (with the notable exception of the Apple iPod) works only with PC computers and requires that you use Windows Media Player to work with it.
I'll see if I can get one of 'em and write up a tutorial on how to work with them, but generally you'll find "Media Player" on your PC's START menu. Launch it, then plug in the MP3 player, and you should be good to go!
i can't copy photo's from off my pc onto a cd/dvd,
also i can't down load from a disc onto my pc.do i need to replace the cd/dvd drive.if so which is the best one to buy and are they easy to install?.
i bought this mp3 player from this guy for $15 charger and everything but i didnt buy the instalation cd and now i cant find the mp3 on my computer when i plug it into my cpu...wer can i get another cd? or how can i locate it?
I have just gotten an mp3 player and i have limewire and i dont know how to transfer the songs i have downloaded from limewire to my mp3 player can you help me plz.?
I recieved a Sandisk Mp3 player from my brothers friend because I had lost my other one. I hooked it up to my boss' computer and it doesn't bring up a screen that say's it has located it. WHy is that? I am frusterated and I really need to figure this out. Can you help me??
Tayler and others - if you aren't seeing that the computer magically knows your MP3 player is plugged in, launch Windows Media Player and see if THAT recognizes the device. Sometimes that's what it takes, in my experience.
how do you download music to your MP3 player i just got one on black Friday and my dad said to learn how to download it
ok i just got a gift card for itunes first i bought my songs and i dont know how to download my songs to my mp3 player and i need to know how to before twommorow PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought a "knock off" touch screen mp4/5 player from imwoo.com they old me to ask you how to download music on to it that I got from limewire and stored in the windows media player on my pc I have tried everything!!! I have windows vista so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. when the device is plugged in it says that the 2 songs I put on there are on the device but the device is empty. it doesn't pull up anything. Can you PLEASE help me? This is a Christmas gift and I wanted to have the songs alreay on there, or should I just send it back? PLEASE HELP!!!!
i picked songs for my mp3 i just don't know how to put on my mp3
i have i tunes on my computor and i would like to download them onto my mp3 player or any other downloaded music can you please explain how i can go about it
thank you Anne
i have i tunes on my computor and i would like to download them onto my mp3 player or any other downloaded music can you please explain how i can go about it
thank you Anne
how do i get songs onto my mp3 player. i have itunes but my sister has an iphone and itunes is programmed for her iphone and i cant us it because it will erase all her stuff. so how do i do it
I have a Sandisk: Sansa m*** and i don't know how to, put music onto this from my computer. I have a USB cord, but the computer isn't picking up that it's plugged in! I just wanna put MY Michael jackson on here, Help? I Even downloaded "MP3 Rocket" whatever that is.
yes dave i got this mp3 player from my gram for x mas and dnt no how to figure out how to donwload songs on to any ideas ??
i just got a new mp3 player and i don't know how to put on songs on it
Ok I'm not completely computer stupid but this MP3 player is challenging even to me I even figured out how to make my ringtones work for the Droid cell phone but downloading music to this GPX MP3 Digital Media Player seems to be beyond my capabilities currently I have tried making a new directory for the music files and I have tried downloading the music from both Windows Media and iTunes....HELP!!!
I'm sorry but you're no help at at. No offense...
No offense taken, Uyen. What did you seek, what kind of device do you have, and have you already tried starting up Windows Media Player on your PC, then plugging your mp3 player into the computer?
I got a Philips Gogear Vibe mp3 Player for Christmas this year. I try to put songs on it using Windows Media Player. I copied all of my songs from LimeWire on it, and i check-marked all of them(the ones that i check are the ones i want to download). In the top right corner, It says "Copy Music". I click it and it says i need to put in a rewritable, or new CD into the Tower (Skinny computer thing that comes with your monitor), But i want to put it into my Philips GoGear Vibe mp3 Player. Please help me!
Hey.. I just got a Mp3 By Impecca..
And It sucks i plugged in the Usb to my Cpu annnd it doesn't work...It would be nice if you could help meee(: Pleeease.
ok i have a delstar mp3 player and it downloads photos and videos it came with a cd but i dont know how to download any thing please help me
i did not get the help that i needed. i have a craig mp3 player and i needed help with download music. i keep getting things that didn't make sence
stevie and atwauna, please note that some vendors have players that don't work with ANY program at all, not Windows Media Player, not iTunes, not even their own software. Instead, you just have to literally drag and drop the content you want onto the device as a hard drive, and that's it. Crude, for sure, but try that if you're not having any luck with the other possibilities detailed on this page.
i have an mp3 player someone gave me with no direction.it says sansq on the fron.i dont know how to hook it up to my computer or anything. can you please help me?
I brought a Naxa Digital Audio Player NX-196 back in 2007 and sometime last year it just stop working. It now has a message that says:flash errorl pls backup data and format player. Please tell me how I can fix this problem. I also have a RCA MP3 player that I dont know how to download music on it.
well i got this delstar little mp3 player and i cant seam how to download my favs to it please help me please
hi Dave i know that this is not a question on audio software bt i will really appreciate it if u can help me to find a software that would enable me to burn my DVD and CDR disc oh one that a can download for free a try downloading some but they keek giving me the trial version thanks in advance for your help.
Well i got a coby Mpc883 and it has the music on it but it wont play? plz help me -smiles-
I have just got a Hitachi MP3 player. Following the instructions, I connected it to my computer and opened a 'Removable disk' then simply dragged the desired music from my computer into the removable disk. Job done. However, I can find the music on the MP3 player but it will not play. When I press play, the screen says 'unauthorised'.
When reconnecting the MP3 to the computer and the 'auto play' box comes up, I have selected 'Play' but only get the windows media player screen up. I cannot seem to get the download media wrights I was hoping for.
How can I authorise my music to play?
Thanks in advance.
Hi, I'm really getting frustrated right now. Can you help me...like REALLY!
My mom just got and mp3 player and she doesn't know how to put music on it.HOW DOES SHE DO THAT?
i have amissil A940lcd and it wont turn on or download masic what do i do, am i doing somthing wrong
Hi Dave i Have a Coby MP3 player and i Don't no how to download music on it Please help Mary
Hi! I bought my son a MP3 player about 2 yrs. ago. He wants to add more songs to it. We had someone do it for us the first time, but now we would like to add more music. But how do we do this? Can you please help. All I remember it was off of Lime Wire and the dragged music somewhere but we can't figure it out at all Please Help.
Ijust purchased a Insignia MP3 player/camcorder/camera /everything works properly except for my MP3 player so how do I download music or transfere music to my MP3 help please!
I bought an mp3 3 months ago and I can`t download anything into it. please help me!!!!!
I just bought an mp3 player. I have tried to download some songs from my computer on there but it won't work. I do not know how to do it as my manual does not tell me. I have tried to listen but that did not work. Help me please.
I bought a SanDisk sdmx1 512r (blue)and it had no instruction manual...I have no clue how to download mp3 music into it to use.Can you tell me where to find a manual, and please tell me how to download the music that I already have in my computer to it.
Not sure how to get your device to work and don't have any instructions? Here's generic advice: search on Google for the name of your product + "user's guide" or "manual". If that fails, your product's manual might not be available online, so then you can use generic instructions.
It's either going to work via custom software from the manufacturer (check their site for "download" links), via Windows Media Player (plug device in, launch WMP, see if it shows up) or it'll show up as an external drive (plug it in, go to "My Computer" and see if it shows up. It might be E: or similar). If the latter, drag and drop .mp3 files or .wma files into a "music" folder or similar.
If it works with WMP you're in luck: just use that to sync and manage your content.
i have a mp3 player and it wont get music on it and i don't know where to get music damn
i also couldnt put music on my mp3 becouse rhapsody wont let me so now i dont have music on my mp3 that raelly sucks
i have am philps mp3 and can u show me how to download 10 song plz
thnx for the good information i will come here if i have anymore info for u Dave Taylor
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my friend told me of this web site so i thought to ask u that how can i download music in my, sony mp3 if there is any easy way to do it then i ami glad if then i will give ur comment a try ho and i hope its easy
hi dave how will i downlode music in my sony mp3 if its easy then cool if not then i will give it a try
Hi dave, I have had an coby mp3 for a while now. My brothers been downloading music into it and he's barley had time to do that anymore or teach me how to. I would like to know how you can download music into a Coby mp3 without intalling anything.
i bought a RCA MP3 player and i have no idea how to get music on it can you help?
How do u download music to your Mp3 player?
Ok dude now let me tell u something. this info is sooo not helpful. i mean we all know how to go on a website and downlaoad songs. i mean no offense or anything. i think ppl want to know how to put a cd in there cd slot and download it from there. ccause let me tell u one thing thats wut i need help with.
I have an mp3player and I cant download the songs that I want
How to dnld from Vista XP to RCA MP3 player. Thank U
hey dave i got a new mobil it mp3 and it cant download muisc can you help me
I bought my kids an sandisk clip mp3 player. I have tried everything I know possible to get the music downloaded but nothing is working. In the box with the mp3 player there was a disk that said you had to upload and register before you could us the mp3 player. I have tried this and nothing is working. When I bought the mp3 player the lady and radioshack said that I should also be able to download my music I have purchased from itunes to the mp3 player. Please help!! This is important. My son is going on a long trip with his school and I want him to be able to enjoy his music. Thanks,
Toni, the Sandisk probably works with Windows Media Player: try plugging in the mp3 player, then launching WMP then seeing if the program sees the player. If it does, you can transfer music onto it directly from within WMP.
To get music from iTunes, the only solution will be if the iTunes music is in mp3 or wma format (rather than the Apple-preferred AAC format). Pick a song, chose File > Export, and see if it's in the right music format. If it is, import it into Windows Media Player and you should be good to go. Theoretically.
Good luck! If all else fails, take it back to Radio Shack, as they have liberal return policies.
I tried to download stuff on my Trio MP3 player but it's not working although it appears on my screen i can't play it why?
hey dave , i need some serios help ! i got a new philips mp3 player for my younger bro as a present but i am clueless about how 2 download songs 2 it and so is he . both of us only know about ipods . please help me out ! :)
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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