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Rio carbon 5 gig mp3

I have recently bought an apple desktop.
I have also downloaded the latest i tunes 8 which was recommended for the rio. I cant burn music onto the Rio, well it downloads but in i tune format which the player does not recognize.
Please advise
Ian Henderson

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The Rio Carbon will not play songs from iTunes unless they are in mp3 format. If you cannot download the songs in this format then I would recommend a program such as mediacoder to convert the tracks. I don't know why iTunes was recommended for the Rio but I would just use drag and drop into the folder called Music on your Rio.

Hope this helps,

Mowcius

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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2 Double-click My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu.
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i found the following solution:

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2 Select Settings.
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For more specific information follow the following link, its a manual. It answers you question on page 31.

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I would advise getting a new player now because although the Rio carbon was good in it's day it's kinda lacking in features and tech in comparison to other newer players. Although I have one I would not get another one unless I bought it cheap to repair my current one.

I am afraid that I do not know if the iTunes podcast transferal would work with other players as I have not ever tried it.

MP4's are a video format so they are not likely to replace mp3 audio files!

Personally I would not buy an ipod unless you want a lot of storage and then I would recommend an ipod classic but if you are wanting a smaller capacity player then I would recommend looking into the samsung players but it depends on what you like the look of. I like touchscreen devices so I would probably buy a samsung YP-P2 but it is intirely down to personal preference.

Hope this helps,

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