Question about Sears TGE MP3 Player
I spent hours putting the songs that I wanted on my mp3 player, hit the sync button, then it told me it was ok to take it out. Then when I went to listen to it there were no songs on it. I had used it once before and everything worked fine. Now I have NO idea whats going on with it. I even tried to clear the list and its saying there is nothing on it, yet its saying I only have 41mb left out of 512. So its like my music IS there but it's not.......*sigh* Please can someone help?......Thanks!
You downloaded .mp3 files, yes? If you filled your player with, say, .m4a (AAC) files, your player wouldn't know how to play, the player wouldn't show you the songs (not as songs, at least), and yet there would be no space left.
Plug your player back into your computer and use a file manager (Windows Explorer, say) to see all the files that are on the player. (The player looks like another disk drive to your computer. In Windows you'll see it listed in "My Computer") I imagine you'll see all the songs you loaded, since your player is almost full.
Quick test: Find an MP3 file on your computer (maybe one of the songs you had on your player when "everything worked fine"; the file name will end in '.mp3') and load it on your player. Now your player shows one song, yes? Most likely the songs you loaded on your player aren't MP3-compressed files. Less likely, you downloaded copy-protected songs onto a player that doesn't support DRM (digital rights management). Unlikely, though possible, is that your player malfunctioned. See if it's the likely or less-likely problem before you reformat the player (and why should that help anyway, poster, or is that your idea of a joke?).
Do all the filenames end in '.mp3'? If not, you've found the problem. I'll bet you used iTunes to rip some CDs. iTunes uses AAC compression by default, which is great, but AAC isn't MP3. Open iTune's "Preferences" (Ctrl+,) and select the "Importing" tab. Using AAC? You'll need to recompress your music as MP3 for your player. Change "Import using" to "MP3 Encoder", select the songs you want on your player, and "Convert Selection to MP3". Now you have two files for each song you just converted, one AAC-compressed (.m4a) and one MP3-compressed (.mp3). Now clear all the .m4a files off of your player and replace them with their .mp3 cousins.
If the songs on your player were all .mp3 files, you may have DRM (digital rights management) issues. Did you buy the songs online? Are the songs you downloaded protected? Did that song that used to play fine, the one you used in the "quick test" above, still play fine? Then no help for you. Sorry. You can't play protected music on a player without DRM support.
All the songs are MP3-formatted and not protected? Try playing the files that are on your player using the media player that is on your computer. (Your player is just a disk drive, remember?) Can you play your songs? Then reformatting your player isn't likely to help without upgrading the firmware, which still isn't likely to help.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
Okay format your mp3 player in FAT OR FAT32. DO NOT FORMAT IT IN NTFS! plug it in irght click on your mp3 player in my computer and select format. Format it with either of those formats and recopy ur files. or if it doesnt work try this link and update ur firmware http://www.tgegroup.com/en/support/users.htm and recopy ur files :)
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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