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How do i convert my rhapsody music files to play on my mp3

I just got a 4gb phillips go gear mp3 player. My problem is that rhapsody recognizes the player but wont transfer my music to it. i figured out how to put the music ont the playerr but it wont play (format no supported- wma) can someone help

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You have to get Rhapsody's Mp3 only service - I repeat, MP3 ONLY. No other level of Rhapsody service will work with the newer Philips' GoGear's - which is funny, b/c Philips co-branded with Rhapsody on the newer players.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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