When i sync to the device, half of the songs wont sync, even though they are in mp3 format. not only that but everyonce in awhile it will freeze in the middle of a sync. the actual device freezes when i sync not my comp. yes i use Windows Media Player 10. i hate it! if considering this device hold out for the ipod. it runs much smoother.
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Re: freeze while sync
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off,hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
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try transfering the songs by copying and pasting into the mp3 player. don't sync the device with your pc , just open as a mass storage device. also you may need to reformat the mp3 player but don't choose the quick format option. even better if you can format through the mp3 players menu. and check the format file systm is ntfs.
mdcope2 - delete the msuic files that you already ripped from CD off the GoGear. If you Rip a song in WMA, and then re-rip it in Mp3 format, when you go to sync the mp3 file, the GoGear will basically ignore the new file, because it thinks that the file is already on the GoGear since it has almost the same name. Once you have deleted the affected songs, re-Rip the songs in Mp3 format using Windows Media Player. This time, when you go to sync the songs, it will work.
Guest - to load video files onto the GoGear, you have to convert and sync them through the Philips Media Converter - no other method will work.
Yeah, the songs are in the wrong format for your player.There are some DRM-protected songs that allow you to play the song on your computer, but they won't actually play on an mp3 player even though they appear to transfer. If you download ALL of your songs in mp3 format, you will never have this problem.
It might be a device certificate error..what you will need to do is to format the device..Keep in mind that formatting the device will delete all the songs you have in there..to format click menu,settings and then click on format..if that doesnt work you will have to update the firmware on the device...Please follow the link below to get the firmware http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376
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i solved my problem, i think, by reformatting the player. the iriver tech help offered several methods to reformat, which didn't work. but this did: settings,--advanced,--format device. this will delete everything on the player, but now it can sync successfully.
When you disconnect be sure to use windows' disconnect device safely thing on the bottom right part of the screen by the clock. Even though the player says it's not writing it probably still is even after a long period of time so if you just unplug it it will mess up whatever mp3 it was transferring at the time.
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