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Unable to load mp3 files

I am getting error, This track type is not compatible with your portable device. The mp3 files are 128kbps and I can play them with Rhapsody and Windows Media player.

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  • Srinath Oct 11, 2007

    I did not change anything. I just reformatted the player.
    I could then drag and drop mp3 songs imported by rhapsody.
    However there is a problem with rhapsody that it may not imort some of the mp3 files from disk. You may need to import some of the files directly in to rhapsody from your cd.

  • lorilego Nov 28, 2008

    I have two sandisk sansa e250 mp3 players. One works fine, with the other i get this track type not compatible with your portable device. I have the same settings on both....help!

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How are you transferring the song to the player. if you are dragging and dropping them to the player make sure you are in MSC mode.

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

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