Question about Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

2 Answers

How do I edit the file names so songs by the same artist can be in the same folder???!

I bought this player (yp k3) because I thought I'd be able to edit the songs just by changing the file name, but it says the files cannot be opened directly from this device when I try the solution suggested here going to properties and so on. When I sync the device not all files show up on the sync, i.e., there are waaay more files on the device than those that show up when I try and sync it to my computer. I want to be able to see these files so I can edit them.

It's probably just me but this is the most unintuitive, hard to use mp3 player ever (on the computer)

So I've copied songs from friends, and they have called them other names or spelt the names of the artist incorrectly, so in my player they of course turn up under different folders - I just want all the songs from one group to be in the same folder, so I just want to change the file name so it does this. sooo annoying. How do you EDIT the file names of songs once you have put them on the mp3 player?? I'm sooo annoyed right now.

Posted by on

  • watmi136 Feb 15, 2008

    Thanks - I've already tried to edit them in my computer but they appear to be read only and I cannot change the names of the files at all, even if I go to properties and try to type in another name...



    Also when I sync the music from the player to the windows media player about 1gb doesn't show up - which is the stuff I've got from other people. This is really annoying because this is the stuff I want to change, so like I have stuff under Dave Dobbyn and I have downloaded the CD onto my computer - but then I've got other songs from people and they've spelt his name like Dave Dobin or Dave Dobbin so then that's in a completely separate file..



    Basically nothing I've tried works, because I can't get this missing 1gb into windows media player to edit it, but I can see it in my computer but I can't edit it there either.



    Very frustrating!!

  • watmi136 Feb 16, 2008

    Thanks.. I tried what you said and the folder doesn't say it is read only, but basically is says the file cannot be opened directly from this device, please copy to a local folder and open the copy.



    I did this and was successfully able to change the file name and all the details like the album and year and so forth but then I wasn't sure how to get it back onto the device - it wouldn't let me just copy and paste or drag and drop back to the device from the local folder where I changed the information.



    Thanks for all your help! :)

×

2 Answers

Then the problem is not the mp3 player but your files. They are probably marked as read only. This usually happens if you copied them from another media like mp3.

Right click over the folder holding them, choose properties. In the new window you will seee an attribute called read only ticked. Untick it. Press OK. The computer will ask if you want to repeat this on all sub-folders. Choose Yes. This will allow you to edit your files.

If you have music files with Digital Music Security (DMS) you wont be able to edit them. Better to re-download them using p2p software.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 70 Answers

Easy to do.

Connect your mp3 player to your computer.

By default the device is in MPT mode. In this mode you need to use media player or rhapsody or Samsung's own media software to transfer files. You need to have the music on your laptop. Once on the laptop you can edit the details - name, artist, etc to whatever you like. You can then drag it onto the player and it will keep those settings. remember to delete the files with the details you don;t want from the player

Go into my computer you will see yp-k3 device in the listing. You can edit the names directly this way but you cant move them to a folder.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I bought a new CD and tried putting the songs from the CD on to my MP3 player. I am able to transfer the files onto the device but when I turn on my Samsung YP-K3, the songs are not on there. Why do they...


If you have windows media player then all you need to do is insert your YP-K3 into the computer then windows media player will show you a bunch of options for your MP3 click what ever suites you. Then rip the C.D to the windows media player. Then click and drag the songs if you want all of them click the first one press shift down on your keyboard then stop when you have all the songs you want then click and drag to the right hand side where it has your YP-K3

Apr 22, 2010 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

1 Answer

MP3 FILES LISTED AS UNKNOWN


Labeling Unkown Songs: open Windows Media Player and go to libary click on artist. The sub folders will be named by the artists and the unknown songs will be in the sub that say's unknown. Click on unknown then right click on the title bar put a check next to artist and album artist. Right click song under artist or album artist or both and type in the name of the artist etc.... This change in your computers Music folders also then syc with your sansa or media player then load songs to it........

Apr 08, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

1 Answer

I've never used an MP3 player before. I bought


Sync to your windows media player....Labeling Unkown Songs: open Windows Media Player and go to libary click on artist. The sub folders will be named by the artists and the unknown songs will be in the sub that say's unknown. Click on unknown then right click on the title bar click Choose Columns put a check next to Genre, Rating, artist and album artist whatever you want. Right click song under artist and edit same with album artist or both and type in the name of the artist etc.... This change in your computers Music folders also then syc with your media player then load songs to it........Or drag and drop

Apr 07, 2010 | Coby MP300 MP3 Player

2 Answers

If I have my YP-K3 plugged in, samsung media studio crashes immediately, and Emodio also does. I want to edit the playlists, the PLA files, is there any other way to do this?


Yes the same thing happens with me. I removed samsung media studio then I create a new folder in My documents, call it by the artist name eg The Beatles. place your mp3's in this file. Now plug in your YP-K3 and double click on it's icon in My computer go to data then music or playlists (whatever you want to do) cut the file you created in My documents and paste it in music or playlists.

yer that's what I do but aparently you can use iTunes

Hope this helps

Mar 20, 2009 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Songs seperate when put on mp3


It could be because sometimes on your computer then name were stored slightly different. Like the artist's name might not be spelt with capitals and the mp3 player notices this and seperates them...
Check all the songs on your computer and then try re-snyc them.

Dec 31, 2008 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Samsung YP-K3j songs completly out of order!! Please help! Frustrated!!


Not Sure!! BUT!.... when certain songs are downloaded...looking at the details for the song in you folders list.....under the tabs Album Artist etc names might be spelled slightly different....the MP3 player pics that up and makes random folders and such.....it cant organize them...even if you change the files name......check it out....you'll see what I mean....hope this helps...........FYI...pirated material...will usually do these random changes to the file names etc.....DONT PIRATE!!! =) hope I made sense and this helps

Oct 15, 2008 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

4 Answers

YP-K3. Unable to transfer "playlist" into its own file


maybe your memory file is full already this the common causes,checked it out....

Jun 19, 2008 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Samsung K3 mp3 player


To erase a music file, you must plug the K3 into the computer, and when a window pops up that says "Open in Folder", "Open with Media Player", etc. Choose "Open in Folder" then go to "Internal Storage", then choose "Music". From there, you can delete by artist, or if you click on a folder that has an artist's name for the title, you can erase by album. From there you can erase by track by double clicking on an album folder.
To erase, right click the folder you wish to delete, and select "Delete".

Apr 12, 2008 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Won't let me name songs


To put names on the tracks, artists, albums, etc. You must put the track on a media player. (Windows Media is what I use), go right click on the track and select "Edit". From there, you can name the track, and if you have the MP3 plugged into the computer, it should automatically change to what the computer as it saved as.

Apr 04, 2008 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

2 Answers

My 2gb yp-k3 mp3 player freezes when there is too many playlists


The answer is not to use more than 2 playlists. If you haven't upgraded the firmware you can try that.

Nov 29, 2007 | Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung YP-K3 MP3 Player Logo

511 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7686 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13561 Answers

Are you a Samsung MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...