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Phillips SA1100MP3 I am trying to load music on to my player using Windows Vista. Yet when I try to play them the message 'FILE FORMAT NOT SUPPORTED' flashes up followed the track details but they do not play. I a loading them in the same as my childern do on their cheaper players and their's play back fine. Can you help please

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Re: Phillips SA1100MP3

Your file format is incorrect. Mp3 playery only use fat32 or fat they wont play ntfs its just a seting on your puter. how are you transfering them to your player. windows media player 11?

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