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USB won't store music

8GB usb won't store music without making a lot of copies of the same song.

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  • Silverhawk74 Feb 19, 2008

    I have the music on my computer so I just copy and paste it onto my usb.
    Music was originally ripped from CD using windows media player

  • Silverhawk74 Feb 19, 2008

    Documents etc store well, it only seems to be with the music.

  • Silverhawk74 Feb 19, 2008

    I have tried transfering via realplayer and that didn't work either.

    The computer is a IBM ThinkPad and Microsoft Windows XP 2000

  • Silverhawk74 Feb 19, 2008

    Not sure - purchased over ebay

  • Silverhawk74 Feb 19, 2008

    Files are fine played from the hard drive and also when I transfer them to a SanDisk 2GB micro or crossfire

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Wow..what program are you using to save the music with? that's most likely where the issue is...

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    ahah..well..then, the only reason there are more than one copy, is perhaps due to a multiple placement. Try this with anything else, a document, etc, to see if it's the same thing.


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    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    ok..then there's something about the copy/paste function..you ever considered using wmp or real player to do same thing? Open a song, then save to a library on your usb drive..

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    model and make of your computer please, and operating system would be good

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    ok..let's look at compatibility of IBM to your usb device...make of usb device?

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    ok..that makes more sense..IBM is particularly nasty about compatibility. This situation has three aspects:

    Mp3 encoding compatibility
    IBM to usb device compatibility
    Media player compatibility to all above

    Can I assume that the files play fine from the hard drive?


  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 19, 2008

    ok..jury is in..verdict? the ebay usb device MUST be incompatible with IBM...case closed?

    gotta love Big Blue. Hope you have had enough support on this issue.

    got backup for that Thinkpad?

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