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Sansa Clip and MAC

I can get the computer (G4 MAc OS 10.3.9) to recognize the Sansa clip but the downloads I put in the "Music" folder don't play...? Am I missing a step?

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  • mengan Jan 15, 2009

    I was lead to understand the Sansa clip 4 GB would work with my Mac, but I can't load Music. Help!

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This player is not Mac-compatible. The computer will see it, but it won't be able to add songs in any meaningful way.

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I have a new Macbook Pro. How do I download Mp3 files to my Sansa clip Mp3 Player?


  1. The Sansa Clip will only play digital files that are in the MP3 format.
  2. Anything you "drag" to the Clip must be dragged to the MUSIC folder of the Clip drive represented on your desktop.
So, first make sure your CD "audio files" are in the MP3 format (iTunes can convert them, if not). And second, make sure you locate the MUSIC folder on the Clip drive as your destination.
Getting Songs onto the Clip
This is just a matter of copying files.

1) Plug the Clip into your USB
2) Copy song files (in the format the Clip accepts, see Clip manual) from your source to the MUSIC folder of the Clip drive.

NOTE (applies only to older versions of firmware): Copying files to the Clip on a Mac created extra files on the Clip and you would see them on the Clip display. If you are using an earlier firmware, you need something like the application, KopyMac to prevent this during copying. With the latest version of the firmware, this problem is eliminated.

FYI, if you keep your song files in the Artist:Album:song folder hierarchy on your source drive, you can copy the Artist folder to the Clip MUSIC folder and the hierarchy will be available through the Clip Music menu.

Feb 28, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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How do I download my 7GB iTunes music to my new Sansa 8G clip? Mac G3 OS 10.3.9.


As itunes will not or rather cannot see the Sansa clip you will need to do this manually.

Locate your itunes Folder
Example: Music/Itunes/Itunes media/Music
Once there simply copy and paste or drag and drop each album or artist folder into the clips Music folder

You could also install Windows Media Player for Mac
Once you have it installed
Clik on
Tools
Options
Clik on the Library Tab
Clik on Montitor Folders
Clik add and locate the Itunes/Itunes Media to add that path

Now whatever you add in itunes it will come across to WMP and in turn this player will see your Sansa Clip.. and you can manage it a lot easier using WMP.

Make sure to explore all the settings.. and remember if you want the album to come over from itunes to WMP you can go into these same settings and force it to update simply cliking OK in the Monitor folder settings.

If you want album art.. some may come over.. some may not.. If you must have album art.. prepare to use Amazon to copy and paste.. it's relatively quick and easy to do.

Good luck.. enjoy

Feb 22, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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I cannot get my Sansa Clip MP3 Player to play recorded books. I downloaded the book chapter by chapter and I can see them when I use the computer to explore the player. I cannot get the player give me...


Audio books should be listed within the Music folder on your clip.. just scroll until you see it.

You may have to manually put the audio book into that folder via My computer beforehand.

WIndows media player does not recognize the audio book subfolder and will mix your audio books into the album mix.. but just ignore this

Jan 04, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My computer does not recognize my sansa clip


font.f1 {font: 12.0px Times} Hello and thanks for contacting FixYa Technical Support.

Anytime there is an issue where your Sansa clip is not recognized by your computer, run the firmware update for your version of Operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux)

Firmware is software for the hardware itself, so if there is a case, where the hardware connecting via a USB port like your Sansa clip is not recognizing, going to the manufacturer's website and updating the firmware for their specific product you purchased, is a step in the right direction.

For your benefit, I have provided the link to the Sansa Support page, where you can download and install the most current firmware update for your Sansa Clip.
Download Sansa Firmware Updater

Also, for regular operation of your Sansa clip, make sure you are following these steps for use of this device:
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  1. Turn on the Clip
  2. Put the device in Hold (move Hold button until orange is showing)
  3. Press and hold the Center Button
  4. Plug the mini-USB connector into the device (be sure the USB is plugged into the computer)
  5. Wait for the Clip drive to mount
  6. Follow instructions below and drag files to the Clip drive
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Let me know if this helps.

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer

Apr 28, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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I can't put music into my sansa clip on my mac ibook wat can i download?


Hello,

There's a Sandisk Answers support site. Entering mac leads to:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/list/kw/mac/r_id/101834/search/1

Next link ( 4. ) tells how to use iTunes on a MAC for transferring files to mp3 format:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1141
Download iTunes ( version 9 ):
http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/


Manual for the Sansa Clip ( readable with Adobe Reader ):
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/UserManual/CLIP/CLIP_UM_English.pdf

After transferring music to the supported format,
use the Drag and Drop method as described on page 11 (=page 9) for putting songs in the MUSIC folder.

Look on page 22 (=page 20) for the supported file formats.


When more help is needed, just post a comment.

Nov 21, 2009 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

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I downloaded a Sansa video converter and it keeps saying that my Sansa is not connected after i connect it. Can i have some assistance please?


do u have windows or mac system? if mac,
Although MAC OS is NOT a supported operating system, the Sansa player can still be recognized if the Sansa player is only plugged in MSC mode.

MAC computers do NOT support MTP
A Sansa player in MTP mode when plugged into a MAC computer will NOT be detected or recognized.

MAC computers supports Sansa players in MSC mode
Sansa players can only be recognized by a MAC if the USB mode on the Sansa player is set to Auto Detect or MSC.
See answer ID 207 for instructions on how to put your Sansa player in MSC mode.

See answer ID 1141 for instructions on transferring music to your Sansa player using iTunes on a MAC computer.

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It should be recognized by your computer. I did a search for drivers and they are not needed for this model.
For music, After the computer has recognized it has been plugged in. Start, My Computer, and it should show up in there as (my sansa or sansa clip) something along those lines. 
You may open it and drag your music files into the accroding folders inside the device.
OR You may use Windows Media Player 11 to Sync to your Mp3 Player. The Sansa Clip has problems with Windows Media Player 10 so i would reccomend using Media Player 11 to sync.
For future help or more questions please comment,
I hope this has helped :) 

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