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Only plays some songs

I bought my daughter the sansa shaker for her birthday and I put a bunch of songs on it for her, but when I unplug it from my computer it only plays about 10 of the songs I put on when I plug it back into the computer and have it open the folder for the shaker it shows all the songs that are on there. Any idea why it only plays some of them instead of all that is on there.

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  • erik redman Nov 05, 2007

    im trying to down load song and it says there there but they wont play

  • kasea Nov 11, 2007

    hi i just got a sandisk shaker when i vacationed in puerto rico and i tried to download song from limewire to my sandisk shaker but it wont put the songs on there, what do you think the problem is? what can i do?



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I just called technical support and they said that you cannot buy songs online and download them to the shaker, you can only take songs from a cd you own. They cannot be protected subscription songs that you purchased online. What a sham, I am disappointed because that's how we buy our music.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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The Shaker only plays songs in MP3 format.

If you Ripped (copied) CD's to your PC with Windows Media Player, the default settings are as WMA.

You will need to delete these and re-copy them to your PC, then transfer to the Shaker.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Nov 04, 2007


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The Sansa Shaker supports only .mp3 and .wav file formats. It is possible that you have synced WMA or M4A audio files that have DRM protection. These formats are not supported by the SANSA SHAKER.
Songs purchased through Amazon or copied from your music collection in mp3 format will play on your SHAKER.

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have you tried new batteries? mabye the san disk is scrached or it could not work you could have downloaded them wrong to

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My sansa shaker is just not playing any music

"Media Coder" is a free program you can download that will convert your songs on the shaker to MP3 files. I had the same problem. Make sure the shaker is plugged into computer so that you will be able to choose the songs on it to convert. Very easy to use. Just google "Media Coder" and you should find it.

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Hi my sansa shaker wont play music

The Sansa Shaker ONLY plays MP3's, I downloaded a bunch of .wma files and kept getting the uh-oh so I put on an mp3 I had a voila! it played. Bummer though. Guess I gotta figure out how to convert my music files for my daughter, or pitch this thing and buy one that will play any media file.

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My shaker does not play all of the loaded songs.

I had the same problem. The songs that won't play are probably MP4 files and the shaker only plays MP3 files. You need to change the file format of the songs on the shaker to MP3 files. I downloaded "Media Coder" which was free and it converted all the songs on the shaker that wouldn't play to MP3 files and they play now. Google "Media Coder" and download the free program, it is very easy to use. I had the songs converted in about 2 minutes. Make sure the shaker is plugged into computer so that you can choose the files on the shaker to convert. Hope this helps.

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Sansa shaker not working

Make sure the songs are in the right file format first. I would only download songs that are in mp3 format for starters. If it is still not playing, follow the reset method that the manual suggests. If it is still not working, it may be defective. These "windowless" players are the most difficult to use, because there is no on-screen display to let you know what's going on.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Shaker wont play songs

The songs that you are trying to download may not have the right DRM license - get the premium version of your music service subscription to get the correct license (or go to the license tab under the song properties, and click acquire license).

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Sansa shaker not playing

Funny I found this forum because I've been having the same problem. My understanding is that subscription services (yahoo music, iTunes, etc.) don't come in an mp3 file format. You can, however, add songs from cd's you own.

Here's a link you might find helpful. It's from the Sansa Forums. One of the posters describes how you can convert files. I don't know how complicated it is. Good luck! :)

I understand your frustration! I've been having the same problem. I just wasted TWO HOURS trying to get music to download onto this Shaker. The extra $40 for a better device would have been worth it! I can't afford to buy all the cd's that I'd need to fill this player with the songs my son likes. I'm thinking of bringing it back!

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