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Files are in order before I sync them, but not in order on device

Before I upload my mp3 files to my Opal I make sure the filenames are in order so they are in order on the device. BUT, when I finally get them to the device they are out of order. I've tried Windows Media Player synchronizing it and I've tried just drag and drop/copy and paste method. I haven't tried updating the firmware but everytime I try it wants to try and install a new device which it in turn displays the wrong device and I'm afraid I'm going to lose all my files on the device via a format or something tricky. So I'm still working on getting up to date firmware. Is there some other trick I can do to get the files to be in order or will I have to make individual playlists? What's the easiest way to create a playlist? Sorry about the sort-of multiple question. Thanks for the help!

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It is problably using the order of the name that is saved on the files properties. even though you have them name there is another name as well. goto mycomputer and double your mp3 player and goto where the music files are located and on one of them right click and goto properties copy the name of the song or video and go the the last tab and paste the name in there and do that to all of the songs and that should fix the problem

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Ya there is a trick copy-paste your all files then reformat it after formatting copy paste again the files that you keep on Drive C: then paste it from your mp3

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: no playlist found

One of the pesky features of windows Media Player is that if you delete the song/playlist from the computer's harddrive, and then resync your device to that same computer, then oftentimes the song/playlist disappears. Reacquire the song/playlist, and then try resyncing to the goGear again.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Can't get playlists

the only playlist u can create with it is the MySel list.. u cann add songs in this list in ur player by choosing the "Add to MySel" option

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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SOURCE: playlist

Were you using Windows Media Player to make the playlists? Firmware upgrade resolves playlist issue

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Philips GoGear SA3245 - Playlists Not Showing Up on Player

a letter i received from the Phillips Consumer Care:
We understand that you were unable to sync the playlist you created to your Flash audio player. Please be informed that this unit is unable to support playlist created on the computer. The playlist must be created on the device. Please click on the link below to access the user's manual:

http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sa3245_37/sa3245_37_dfu_aen.pdf

Please refer to page 10 for information on what buttons to push to add or delete currently playing song to list. Please refer to page 17 which shows how to to view songs in list.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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No. The RCA Opal does not support playlists beyond the rudimentary "Favorites" that is built into the unit.

You must use a file interface to download mp3s from an Opal device before you try to upload them to a website. Be aware that DRM (copy-protected) files will probably not work on other computers or for people to download from a website.

If you cannot get a file interface to the Opal after plugging it into your USB port, have the unit serviced or replaced.

Good Luck!

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Help Loading Playlist

The playlists are located in the "My Favorites" section of your M43.

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My coby mp705 wont turn on but when i plug it to my computer it works.. what kind of assistance shall i do to make my coby back to normal? any kind of answer would be wonderful


sounds like the battery is the problem if it wont start wothout a power source

Check the system requirements for the MP3 player.

Most Coby players require Windows XP or higher and at least 1 GB of RAM to function correctly.


Check your Coby owner's manual to ensure that your machine meets all the required specifications before proceeding.


Charge the MP3 player fully.

Often, a player will act unexpectedly if it has a low charge.

A charge can also help reset the MP3 player if it has frozen or locked up.


Once the player has finished charging to 100%, see if the problem persists.

Re-sync your player.


Plug the MP3 player back in to the computer and then remove all the files.

If you have not done so already, make sure they are backed up to your hard drive.


Unplug your MP3 player and then re-load all of your files.

Check for corrupted and wrong format files.


Most Coby MP3 players only play back MP3 files, and will perform unexpected operations

if files of other formats are uploaded to the device.


Go through your uploaded files and check the extensions.

Anything that does not say ".mp3" or is not listed in your owner's manual needs to be deleted from the device.


hope this helps

Sep 30, 2012 | Coby MP-705 Digital Media Player

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Cant play videos


save the movie file as an AVI(audio, video interlaced) file in a folder you can find in the computer hard drive. go to opal and the pc library click on the import media tab. go to the folders tab and find the folder with the AVI file. click the import media button and there should be a screen showing the pharase transfering all compatible media. the files should then be found in the opal pc library under video. click the file you wish to upload, then click on the transfer to device tab. it should then begin converting the file, which may take a while. after the conversion it should begin transfering the file to the player.
ENJOY!,
-Ninja Dude

Jan 12, 2010 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Transfer media


A guide in how to transfer media for the RCA Opal M4001 see this manual in pdf format: manual for RCA Opal M4001

For more help on for this device see the support site:
support for RCA Opal M4001

When using Windows Media Player 11, a short description how to deal
with putting media on the device:

1. Have WMP11 always on top for "drag and drop" usage
Right click in the head of the WMP11 page:
in Tools > Options... > Player : select "Keep the player on top ..."

Restore Down the size of the WMP11 screen and adjust the size on the
edge(s) as you require for your screen.
2. in [Library] mode: under Playlists "Create Playlist" e.g. "My Playlist"
and Enter: "My Playlist" is added on the right screen side.
3. Open your data maps and ad files by drag and drop method
onto the right saying "Drag items here"
4. when ready adding files in [Library] mode: "Save Playlist"
5. in [Sync] mode drag e.g. "My Playlist" under the connected device
and "Start Sync": wait until al files have synchronized: a message
will show up when you can disconnect the player.

Note; convert video with the RCA video converter on the computer
before transferring it onto the player.
A download can be acquired with the next link:
download RCA video converter
1. download the execute file
2. install the converter by clicking on the execute file:
" rcasmvconverter_v1.6.2.0.exe "

Sep 12, 2009 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Playlist


No. The RCA Opal does not support playlists beyond the rudimentary "Favorites" that is built into the unit.

You must use a file interface to download mp3s from an Opal device before you try to upload them to a website. Be aware that DRM (copy-protected) files will probably not work on other computers or for people to download from a website.

If you cannot get a file interface to the Opal after plugging it into your USB port, have the unit serviced or replaced.

Good Luck!

Jul 31, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Delete pics


Use Windows Media Player to delete the songs, but before you do, the reason that those pics were added is that "automatic synchronization" was enabled in Windows Media Player - switch to manual synch, and it will never happen again. Here are some helpful links:

The instructions in these pages, which are largely links, pertain to Windows Media Player 10 and 11 only.

Windows Media Player is made by Microsoft. The general help page for Windows Media Player is:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx

Through this link, you can enter a variety of search terms that will help you find what you are looking for (exs.: “add files to my mp3 player”; “delete files from my mp3 player,” etc.)

Important Vocabulary:

The code word for “mp3 player” in Windows Media Player is “DEVICE” or “portable device”

The code word for adding files is “SYNC,” “syncing,” or “synchronizing”

The code word for copying files from CD is “RIP,” or “ripping”

The code word for files stored on both My Computer and my Mp3 player (when it is connected to the computer) is “LIBRARY”

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/windowsmediaplayer/wmp10/harrison_wmp10.mspx

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/sync.mspx

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0085.mspx#EDF

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

My Directions:

1. Connect your mp3 player to the computer

2. Open Windows Media Player

3. Click on the icon of your Mp3 player on the left-hand side of the Library

4. Click on the Songs, Tracks, or other Music Folder

5. Find a song or songs that you want to delete

6. Left-click the song once to highlight it

7. Press the “Delete” button on your computer’s keyboard

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/windowsmediaplayer/getstarted/ripcd.mspx

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/easystart/mp11guide.aspx#RippingCopySsongsfromCDstoYyourCcomputer

Jun 26, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Song order stuck on alphabetical


Try using the auto-sync option in Windows Media Player - some playlists only transfer correctly when this is enabled.

Apr 28, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Moving files to Windows media player for transfer to opal mp3


You should be able to just drag and drop the folder into either the media player, or directly into the opal. To drop files into the opal, just click the my computer icon on your desktop, then after the window opens you should see the opal icon listed with the other drives you have. Then open up your folder with the music, highlight the ones you wish to move onto the opal, and drag and drop the file over the opal icon. If you did it correctly, windows will show you that it is copying the files to the opal. Good luck and enjoy!

Apr 05, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Can't free any space on my opal


There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.
Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 06, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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How can I put videos and pictures on my 2gb opal


use windows media player and use the sync function.

You just have to make sure that the files are the correct format for the player to be able to play them.

Read the owners manual it will tell you what format of pictures and videos it can play.

Jan 22, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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