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Songbird Ever since I installed songbird, and addons for it, my media player music list in media player is very messed up. Entire albums listed as unknown artist, almost every single one of them. How do I fix this? Can it be fixed?

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  • Sara Sheppard Apr 28, 2013

    Okay, thanks for letting me know. Also, I didn't have this problem with my MP3, I had it with the files on my computer. I hadn't synced by MP3 in months, so it was fine. My music files weren't the only thing messed up. Windows Media Player was also screwed up to the point that it wouldn't accept new folders to the library, or accept new, uncorrupted music at all. I had to disable WMP and go through a whole slew of other things to get it fixed. Also, songbird is a media player, I didn't even know there was an illegal music site of the same name.

  • Sara Sheppard Apr 28, 2013

    I wasn't very clear in my original post, my mistake. (Sorry.) The problem wasn't with my mp3, it was fine.All of this happened on my laptop.
    Most of you were right, about it being the wrong file type. Songbird had changed the format, corrupting them to the point they weren't playable anymore. It messed them up so bad, that I couldn't go under my music folder and edit the titles, or anything else, manually.
    Somehow, it also corrupted my Windows Media Player. Or I had two problems at once. Which I can't see happening to this extent. But I'm not a tech guru so I could be wrong.
    It wouldn't accept new folders for my library, when I tried it said that ***/*** directory had been moved or some ****. It was supposed to lead to a folder that I've never had on my comp, ever!
    Trying to change the files back to their original format, didn't work. I had to delete everything off of my comp, disable WMP, and created the X directory it told me no longer existed (That never existed in the first place.), then enable WMP. That fixed the not being able to add new folders to my library problem. Once it would accept new folders, I went through WMP and deleted the X directory from my library. I've had no trouble from it since.
    As for the rest, I just used my mp3 to put my music back on my comp. I lost the music I had bought since the last time I synced but all things considered, it was a huge improvement.
    Also, to be clear. I had no idea there was an illegal music download site called songbird. I am talking about a media player, that I downloaded from getsongbird.com. It was recommended to me by a friend. Who has never had these problems.
    My files were my own and they were all originally in mp3 format.

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Songbird is unauthorized free music download website. Because they arent part of a large music selling company, they are more likely not to have the correct formats set for mp3 players or other music devices. You have to have the right formats to get organization for the songs to match with correct artist and album. Example: If there is a song that has format WMV and the song's album is format WAV,then its gonna confuse your music device, so the music device will put the WMV format song with the wrong WMV format album in its alphabetical order instead of the songs matching album WMV format. So restore your mp3 player and try to use a legalized music download website.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

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    Game-ShaBang Official Apr 26, 2013

    never mind the free music download green like that is posted by the word unauthorized. its a scam and i dont know how it got there

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Here is how to Rip CD using songbird:
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Once the CD is detected, it will automatically show up on the Philips Songbird screen.
Click the "Rip CD" on the right hand side and the ripping process will begin.

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2. Select the media files that you want to transfer and then Right Click to display a drop list (You can press and hold the Ctrl button on the keyboard to select more than one file).
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First time MP3 player users.


Its a great pleasure to own a portable MP3 audio video player. You can carry your songs and favourite videos everywhere you go. Here, I am providing few tips on how to use your Philips MP3 player.

If you have an older version, you can simply use drag and drop method to transfer music from your computer to your MP3 player. You can also use Windows media player 11 to transfer music. Here is a link:
www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/howto/mp11/sync.aspx

If the songs are DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected, please use Rhapsody to transfer them. You can refer to this link:
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All new players use Philips Songbird software. You need to transfer the video and audio files using Philips songbird. You can also use drag and drop method for the audio files which are in MP3 format. You need to transfer the Videos to the Songbird library and then transfer them to your player. You can install Songbird from the CD that came in the box, or download it from Philips support site.

Here is how to Rip CD using songbird:
Insert the CD into your computer and launch Songbird.
Once the CD is detected, it will automatically show up on the Philips Songbird screen.
Click the "Rip CD" on the right hand side and the ripping process will begin.

You need to transfer the Videos to the Songbird library and then transfer them to your player. Here is how to transfer files from songbird to your MP3 player:
1. Click "File" in the toolbar and select "Import Media". Choose the folder that stored your media files.
2. Select the media files that you want to transfer and then Right Click to display a drop list (You can press and hold the Ctrl button on the keyboard to select more than one file).
3. Select "Add to Device" and "(Your player model)".
Or you need to go to Songbird library and then drag and drop the files to your MP3 player's icon on the Songbird software.

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Here is how ot import files from itunes to Songbird:
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  3. Select "Add to Device" and "(Your player model)".
Or you can to go to Songbird library and then drag and drop the files to your MP3 player's icon on the Songbird software.

Hope this helps..

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Or you can use Philips Songbird software. If you have Songs in a CD you can rip it using songbird and transfer to your player.

Here is how to Rip CD using songbird:
  • Insert the CD into your computer and launch Songbird.
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  • Click the "Rip CD" on the right hand side and the ripping process will begin.
Here is how to transfer files from songbird to your MP3 player:
  • Click "File" in the toolbar and select "Import Media". Choose the folder that stored your media files.
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  • Select "Add to Device" and "(Your player model)".
Or you need to go to Songbird library and then drag and drop the files to your MP3 player's icon on the Songbird software.

Hope this helps..

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Now to put music on your player, you can either drag and drop the mp3 files directly to your player. or use songbird.

Rip CD using songbird:
Insert the CD into your computer and launch Songbird.
Once the CD is detected, it will automatically show up on the Philips Songbird screen.
Click the "Rip CD" on the right hand side and the ripping process will begin.

Here is how to transfer files from songbird to your MP3 player:
1. Click "File" in the toolbar and select "Import Media". Choose the folder that stored your media files.
2. Select the media files that you want to transfer and then Right Click to display a drop list (You can press and hold the Ctrl button on the keyboard to select more than one file).
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Once the CD is detected, it will automatically show up on the Philips Songbird screen.
Click the "Rip CD" on the right hand side and the ripping process will begin.
Here is how to transfer files from songbird to your MP3 player:
1. Click "File" in the toolbar and select "Import Media". Choose the folder that stored your media files.
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3. Select "Add to Device" and "(Your player model)".

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1. Click "File" in the toolbar and select "Import Media". Choose the folder that stored your media files.
2. Select the media files that you want to transfer and then Right Click to display a drop list (You can press and hold the Ctrl button on the keyboard to select more than one file).
3. Select "Add to Device" and "(Your player model)".

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