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Not mp3 la i convert to mp3 also canot use la my apple ipod nano 2gb also format error i hate it but i think when u format it and try again can la?(i try before it's work)

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Make sure the music flie is mp3

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I brought a chinese apple ipod of 32gb ...problem is when i put more than 10 songs i get a a format error even though there is no format error

MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format. You need to convert your CDs to mp3 music files onto yourcomputer or download them from the Internet and then copy them to your MP3player.
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 music files to mp3 file format:-

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Cannot play most music and also indicating invalid file format, open fail, decode error what should i do and can i make it play musics when copied onto de ipod

Most times, people often make the mistake of copying music files direct to the memory of the ipod device.
If you do this, you might be able to detect the songs but your ipod will not play the songs as it may not recognize their format.
For you to copy music files to your ipod, you would need to download the itunes program and install it to your computer.
With this installed, you can connect your ipod to your computer and open itunes. It would be displayed under your itunes program and you can then copy your music files using itunes by dragging them and dropping them on the name of your ipod as it is shown on the left hand side of the itunes program.
If after doing this, you still have the same problem, you can use your itunes to format the ipod and put the songs afresh.
Hope this helps you? Please comment for more information

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i never heard of that problem but mabye you have to convert your songs to mp3 or AAC or whatever. you can do that on iTunes if you have it. Left click>convert to mp3

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MP3 files come in different resolutions try to load some different MP3's (from a diff source) and see if those work, they should. BionicSam

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It won't play music while connected to computer, that's for sure. It only plays when it's disconnected from the wall charger and computer.

The songs could be in the wrong format
AAC is iTunes native format
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WMA is iffy - only unprotected (non-DRM) files will work
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