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Uploading songs when i upload songs i downloaded it works out great, but when i try to use songs i ripped from cd's and songs i bought on itunes it will say that the files transfered but when i go to the player only the songs that i see are the downloaded ones

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Re: uploading songs

This player is not compatible with iTunes
Ripped from CD - acquire license by going into songs' Properties and clicking on license or digital rights tab; or try and re-sync

There could be something else wrong with player for which the above methods fail. In this casE:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, 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.
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:
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 23, 2008

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How Do I Download Songs Onto My iPod Nano?
IPod Nanos are portable multimedia players that allow you to playback songs and other content (e.g. video) no matter where you go. They come in a variety of memory sizes such as 4GB or 16GB (gigabytes) and work with iTunes to upload songs. ITunes is the iPod default management program which allows you to upload songs to its library, create playlists and sync music on your iPod quickly and easily. This simple process will have you jamming to your favorite songs in no time.

Downloading to an iPod Nano1Connect your iPod Nano to the computer using the USB cable. Launch iTunes if does not automatically launch. When you launch iTunes, it will display your iPod Nano on the left panel.
2Add music to your iTunes library. Click the "File" button on the top menu and click "Add to Library." Locate the song you want to upload to your player and click "Open" to load it to your program.
3Click the "+" button on the lower left panel to create a playlist. Type a name for the playlist and drag the uploaded file to it. To upload additional songs, repeat Step 2 and drag the uploaded additional songs to the created playlist.
4Drag the songs in the playlist up or down to select the order in which the songs will play.
5Sync your iPod Nano. Click the iPod icon on the left panel after importing songs and adding them to the created playlist. Click the "Music" tab and click "Sync music." Click "Select playlists, artists and genres" and select the playlist you created that contains the songs you want to upload. Click "Apply" to automatically sync and download the songs to your iPod Nano.
6Click the "Eject" button and disconnect your iPod from the computer.

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Click "Music Store" if you want to purchase a music file. Search for the song on the iTunes store and download it to the iTunes library.

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We recently got this MP3 player and have been trying to upload songs from our libary. Most of the songs have went fine however we bought a song from I-Tunes that will not upload. we have followed the...

You'll need to use iTunes to convert the song to an MP3 file instead of its default AAC format file.

In iTunes, right-mouse click on the song that you purchased using iTunes and select "Create MP3 Version".

You can then place the MP3 version of the music file on your MP3 player.

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Apple, the maker of the Ipod, requires you to use "iTunes" software to upload, transfer, and buy songs for your iPod mini. The software installation cd should come with your iPod, if not, you can download it at then going to downloads.

Hope this helps, have a great day! ^_^

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Songs I have downloaded to my sansa e250 mp3 player won't play

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I'm assuming your iPod music is in iTunes. You can point Windows Media Player to the folder on your PC that iTunes stores music in. For those songs that are ripped from your CD collection, they will appear in WMP to be synced to your Sansa. That's the easy part.

Unfortunately, your music that you purchased from the iTunes store will not. There may be an easier way to do this, but this method will work. First, burn your iTunes purchased songs to a CD, then rip them back to your PC. Set WMP to also look in the folder that you rip to for music in addition to your iTunes folder. You can identify several in WMP so once you establish the library, you won't have to switch back and forth between your iTunes library and this new library. You will then see that music in WMP to be synced as well.

Again, unfortunately, the songs from the ripped library will not have the song, artist, year, genre, etc., but you can edit this information easily. Right click on each song that doesn't have good info, and choose the "Advanced Tag Editor" option from the menu. There are several tabs that will appear in the window, and you can put in as much or as little info as you'd like. You can use your iTunes library to get this information from.

It is a bit of a tedious process, but it works!

Good luck.

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ok. so you have lost your itunes or cant get into it?
just simply go to google and type download itunes. a selection of different websites will come up. clik the site that suits your need. then just follow it step by step.

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It seems odd that the device wont play 1 particular artist. If you downloaded it from URGE, it may be subscription content and that may be causing the error. I would try burning the music to a cd, then re-rip them back to your computer to see if that strips out the problems. Best of Luck.

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