On certain mp3 files that I load to my player, the file plays back in a bizarre manner. Everything is slowed down, noisy and garbled. In some instances, it has caused the player to freeze up, and at times the file won't play at all; the player just skips over it. These files operate normally on my PC, and on different mp3 players.
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Re: mp3 Files Slowed down and Garbled
I would go ahead and upgrade the firmware. I might suspect that the sampling rate was too high, but it is playing fine on other mp3 players.
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These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.
Reset the Sansa Player first.On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer.Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced. Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website. Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa 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 "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything. Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp If these fail, then: 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. If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version). You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
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MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format.
You can download mp3 music files from the Internet to
your computer and then copy them to your MP3 player using the USB cable.
For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs to
mp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and then
copy them to your MP3 player after you have connected the USB cable to
the MP3 player and the computer.
You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player will
create a MP3 music file for each music track.
Click on this link for instruction on converting music
files to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files
MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format.You can download mp3 music files from the Internet toyour computer and then copy them to your MP3 player using the USB cable.For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs tomp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and thencopy them to your MP3 player after you haveconnected the USB cable to the MP3 player and the computer. You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player willcreate a MP3 music file for each music track.Click on this link for instruction on converting musicfiles to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files
MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format.You can download mp3 music files from the Internet toyour computer and then copy them to your MP3 player.For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs tomp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and thencopy them to your MP3 player after you have connected the USB cable tothe MP3 player and the computer. You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player willcreate a MP3 music file for each music track.Click on this link for instruction on converting musicfiles to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files
iTunes is horrible, horrible audio software. It is likely your computer has slowed down because by its default settings, iTunes 'helps' you by reorganizing all your music into an incomprehensible directory structure only apple products can use. It will also re-encode your .mp3 files into apple's format to make it even less likely you will listen to your music on a competitor mp3 product.
For best results with your ipod, review all your iTunes settings. Tell iTunes:
to manually manage the music on your ipod
not to reorganize your library
not to reencode your music files
to encode new music files in .mp3 format, joint stereo, at 96K or 128K sampling frequency.
1. Make sure the hold switch is in the "off" position. 2. If the light comes on but your media doesn't play, it could be that you've load files which have DRM applied. The player does not support DRM, and thus can't play the files.Try playing a file that you are 100% certain does not have DRM applied. 3. If the light does not come on, the battery is fried (if LiPo batteries discharge past a certain point, they have a tendency not to recharge, no matter how long you leave it on charge). Return the player to the store where you purchased it.
The songs are perhaps in the wrong format. This player will not accept copy-protected iTunes (AAC) files. Also, the license on your files may not permit transfer to mp3 players. Definitely check the bitrates on your files, b/c this Sony can only accept certain ranges of bit rate.
This is my general spiel about music formats, but note that your Sony does accept DRM-protected files with transfer rights, so not everything in the following blurb applies fully to you:
All of these problems occur because the user is trying to download a song format that the player does not recognize.Everymusic file is in a certain format.The most common music file formats are Mp3, WMA, AAC (iTunes), WAV, RA, etc.In addition, every file format type is in a certain bitrate, size, etc.By far the most common issue is that the music file contains a license or copyright (especially with WMA or AAC file formats).Each Mp3 player only recognizes a certain number of these formats.Every Mp3 Player is different.You will have to check your Mp3 player’s product specifications (specs) or user’s manual to find out which formats your particular Mp3 player recognizes.When you try to download or sync the wrong file format, you will get one of the errors that I mentioned above.If you want to know what file type you have, then you must find the location of the individual music file on your computer, right click the title of the song, and select the option “Properties” from the menu. Mp3 player product documentation is not straightforward.If a player supports only non-protected WMA files, it will merely say that it supports WMA – it will not tell which type of WMA it supports.A player that supports DRM-protected WMA’s will usually indicate such on the box (usually with a Windows Plays For Sure logo – which is actually an ironic misnomer).DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, and it is a type of licensing system for WMA files.It is used extensively by mp3 player music services such as Bearshare, LeapFrog, Napster, and others.Not all DRM licenses are created equal – there are licenses with “play rights,” burn rights,” and “transfer rights.”Play rights mean that you can only play the song on your PC – it will play fine on your computer, but it will not play in your mp3 player even though it appears to transfer.Burn rights mean that the song can be burned to CD.Transfer rights mean that the song can be transferred onto an mp3 player that supports DRM-protected files.Then, there are unlimited licenses and limited licenses.Limited licenses only allow you to play a song for a certain length of time. You would have to pay extra to continue using the song after that trial period is over – the time length ranges from a few days to several months or longer. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
I'm confused. Are you saying that you can't play files on the SD card from the computer itself? Or, the songs won't play on the mp3 player once the SD card is loaded into the mp3 player?
First, make sure the songs are in the right format - each mp3 player will only play files of a certain type. Your best bet is to only use Mp3 format files -everything else is going to give you one problem or another.
Second, there is a size limit to what type of SD card the mp3 player can read. 2GB SD cards are the absolute maximum that this player will handle, and probably only 1GB even.
I found the problem, I believe. Check out page 80 of the user
manual. I formatted the unit and ever after it would not play mp3s,
even those I had previously used successfully. It no longer plays mp3s
after formatting. I have heard that the limitation is on mp3’s at lower
bitrates than 128k. Mine are all lectures at 56kbps. My solution is to
recode my lectures from 56k mp3 to 64k WMA and it works. I understand
that you can also recode to 128k mp3 but in my case this would make the
files much larger.
I hope this helps.
try loading files on different bit rates and see what bitrate your player can play. some player wont play files that are directly copied to the player, it needs a certain software to encode it to its standard format.
sony walkman is an example, it has its own software to encode files from mp3 to its own supported format.