Question about Philips GOGEAR SA6045 MP3 Player

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Same as others format not supported and need step by step instructions. Found device manager but don't know what I want to fix. Don't know how to change format to mp3 format either. Guess there should be one of those dummies books on mp3 players for plain people like me who needs to see everything in black and white to understand it. Don't understand what I'm to do.

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  • ksmiller Mar 18, 2009

    Thank you so much. This is exactly the step by step instructions that I needed. You may be tired of repeating these steps but people like me really appreciate your help. I don't feel so stupid any more. I plan on saving this information. Maybe I can help some one else. You wouldn't believe how many young people I asked that couldn't help me. Thanks again from an old gal.

  • poke n bean Apr 15, 2009

    my computer can not find my device anymore it worked find at first but after 3 weeks it stopped working. And my mp3 player shows up file problem every time I turn iy on

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I'm going to do my best, but understand that I have answered this same question - I'm not kidding - thousands of times, so I'm tired:
1. Music files come in several formats. The most common are mp3, wma, aac (iTunes), wav, and ra.
2. All GoGear's recognize mp3 format. Some GoGears' (like the SA6045) recognize protected WMA's, and some do not. No GoGear's recognize iTunes yet.
3. To avoid belaboring this point - only download songs in mp3 format. Any other music format will give you constant headaches if you are an mp3 dummy. It is harder, more expensive to download true mp3 files, but they will last forever. Every other musical format either: a) will not work with your GoGear, or b) will give you some kind of problem down the road.

If you need help transferring songs using Windows Media Player:
The instructions in these pages, which are largely links, pertain to Windows Media Player 10 and 11 only.

Windows Media Player is made by Microsoft. The general help page for Windows Media Player is:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx

Through this link, you can enter a variety of search terms that will help you find what you are looking for (exs.: “add files to my mp3 player”; “delete files from my mp3 player,” etc.)

Important Vocabulary:

The code word for “mp3 player” in Windows Media Player is “DEVICE” or “portable device”

The code word for adding files is “SYNC,” “syncing,” or “synchronizing”

The code word for copying files from CD is “RIP,” or “ripping”

The code word for files stored on both My Computer and my Mp3 player (when it is connected to the computer) is “LIBRARY”

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/windowsmediaplayer/wmp10/harrison_wmp10.mspx

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/faq/sync.mspx

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0085.mspx#EDF

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

My Directions:

1. Connect your mp3 player to the computer

2. Open Windows Media Player

3. Click on the icon of your Mp3 player on the left-hand side of the Library

4. Click on the Songs, Tracks, or other Music Folder

5. Find a song or songs that you want to delete

6. Left-click the song once to highlight it

7. Press the “Delete” button on your computer’s keyboard

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/windowsmediaplayer/getstarted/ripcd.mspx

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/easystart/mp11guide.aspx#RippingCopySsongsfromCDstoYyourCcomputer

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Nothing to blame, but you could have made your media players work the best and you can do it now. mp3 converter for mac comes into being with a mission to save all the troubles from music lovers. Mp3 converter for Mac is capable of converting between almost all popular auido formats, especially convert to friendly muisc like mp3, mka, wav, m4a, m4v,aac, ac3, aiff, amr, flac, wma, mp2. Mac Mp3 converter can also read most popular video formats and decode while extracting soundtrack. just with few mouse clicks, the entire list of videos will turn to MP3.

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