A lot of people have been complaining about this particularproduct.First of all, you have to format the player, but theinstruction manualdoesn't even mention this..
Plug one into the usb port and wait for it to detect. Then go to My Computer, and right click on the drive and Format.
You should now be able to copy songs over, although Protected mp3's WILL NOT PLAY ON THIS PRODUCT!!!
Unbelievable, I know, in this day and age..
Almost makes you want to download and install Soulseek
and download 'normal' versions of the mp3's, doesn't it? Because they will always play in your mp3 player?
So first format the thing. The rest is up to you ;)
free software to convert m4a to mp3 files:
Try the dbpoweramp music convertor
Run it > Choose file http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central.htm
That page is the codec page; choose which one you want, in your case: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-mp4.htm
for the mp4 codecs (i.e. aac).
Note: if you download songs from the iTunes Music Store, they will beprotected files, ending in .m4p (p for protected). It is quite withinyour legal right to unprotect these if you so wish: http://hymn-project.org/
that program will do that for you. You can't convert songs that are protected.
A little practice and it'll be second nature :)