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Download songs from ITunes on Macbook to Digital Audio Player

I have a Sandisk Digital Audio Player, Model 512R v2 (''DAP''). I just purchased a Macbook and want to transfer songs in ITunes on my Macbook to the DAG. I deleted all the old songs on the DAP to make room for my new ITunes. Problem is I can't locate the software that came with my DAP. When I attach the USB cable to the DAP and the Mac, the DAP appears as a hard drive on my computer. I ''double'' clicked the mouse on that hard drive to open it and dragged and dropped songs from my ITunes to the DAP. The problem is I have no software to ''sync'' the songs to the actual handheld DAP unit and the handheld DAP reads ''no files'' even though they're reflecting being in the DAP on my Mac screen. Is there software compatible with Mac OS? This website didn't recognize my actual model: 512R v2.

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Itunes uses a file format called AAC. There aren't too many players other than the Ipods that can play AAC files. This is why your songs won't play on your Sandisk player. What you need to do is get a mp3 converter, I personally recommend DBPoweramp, excellent program and can convert nearly everything. Once you convert your AAC files to mp3, they should play no problem...

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