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Rio Riot I have an old Rio Riot BIG MP3 player and it worked pretty well. I recently tried to update it and add some music with iTunes and it recognizes my device but willnot let me drag and drop music to it like it will my IPod. Any ideas? I tried to get assistance from Sonic Blue and this is what I found - Welcome to the Rio Audio Extended Support Center! The Begin button below will guide you through the order process for receiving an Extended Support Priority Code and Phone Number. The Priority Code is a value at $19.95 for receiving technical assistance per case or issue for a single Rio Player. What a rip off!!!

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Have a try with this one:

Although not officially available (or supported by DNNA) for the Riot, it happens to function with the Riot as well as newer players. Potentially later updates to RMM might break support with the older players.

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