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MacBook Intel and GPX MP3 Player

My MacBook Intel with iTunes will not recognize my GPX MP3 player. I'm running Mac OSX Tiger 10.4.10. I can drag my m4a songs from iTunes into GPX that shows up on my desktop. When I eject the player and turn it on it says I have no files. Is there a driver I need to down load for my GPX before I can use it with my Mac?

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Re: MacBook Intel and GPX MP3 Player

The GPX MP3 Player will not recognize .m4a files. You must convert the files to MP3 files first. To do so, in iTunes, click "Edit, Preferences". Change the tab to "Advanced". Inside, there should be a second tab control. Change that to "Importing". Change the "Import Encoder" to "MP3 Encoder". Close those windows. Select the song you want to convert to an MP3, right click, and choose "Convert selection to MP3". Then, locate the file that was created, and put it on your GPX. If you want to convert your entire library, just select all files using Control+A.

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