Question about Coby MP-C7085 MP3 Player

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My playlists will no longer sync using Windows Media Player.I have always used WMP to automatically sync my playlists, but now I can't seem to be able to add new playlists to my player, edit existing playlists within the player, or delete existing playlists in the player. I can edit/delete/add them using WMP and the sync menu, but when I sync the device the changes don't carry over to the player.

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  • rangergirl03 May 10, 2010

    I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're telling me. I don't use music from another source. I download it from either Amazon's MP3 service or from Rhapsody's MP3 service or I rip it using WMP onto my one computer. I then create playlists with those files. I have always been able to sync playlist files to the player using this method until just recently.

    I do apologize, I'm unsure how it happened but my player is not an MP-C7085. It's an MP-705 4G.


  • rangergirl03 May 10, 2010

    My playlist files are not syncing to my Coby MP-705 4G. The individual music files themselves sync and play perfectly, but the playlist files no longer show up in my device. I have reset the device and have formatted the device. Winamp isn't recognizing the device as a portable and Windows Media Player appears to syncing correctly but yet the playlist files--not the music files but the playlist files--themselves are not showing up.

  • rangergirl03 May 10, 2010

    Sorry, but it didn't work. I'm wondering something...is my computer still recognizing this player as an MP3 device? In WMP and in the device manager it was labeled "USB Disk Device" instead of Coby. Could this be part of the problem? If so, can you help?

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Reset device to factory setting. See pages 13 and 43.

http://www.cobyusa.com/files/manuals/MPC7085_MN.pdf

It is possible your WMP is now no longer version 10.

Find out if a firmware upgrade is available from
http://www.cobyusa.com/?p=doc

Hope this helps. Please post your comment so that I can help further with your problem.


Posted on May 11, 2010

  • Sam May 12, 2010

    In continuation with my comments posted on 11th May...

    I cannot see the comments posted by other fixya.com experts and also your feedback when I respond to your problem.



    I am assuming the user manual links I posted are actually for your model. ( i cannot find MP-C705 4G on the Coby site.)



    What is the device shown in the My Computer screen on your pc?



    If it is showing as a USB storage device and not as Coby Audio device then it has lost the MTP Files (Media files).



    Best to check the operations on page 37 of the user manual and confirm if you are able to follow the steps required to setup the sync operation with the WMP 10.0.



    --cmmiuser01

  • rangergirl03 May 12, 2010

    It is showing up as a USB storage device not a Coby media player. You talk about it losing its MTP files...is there any way to get those
    back or is the device just busted? My Media Player is 11.

    None of the manuals and things I've found have had any helpful information. I called Coby and they only had for me do what I've already tried--resetting the device and formatting it. I've also uninstalled it through the device manager on my computer and reinstalled it as per one of the experts on here, but it's still only showing up as a USB device.



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Hi,this solution will definately solve your problem;
Connect the player, open device manager, right-click on COBY under Portable devices, click "Uninstall", wait till it removes COBY from the hardware list,disconnect the player, press the reset button behind your device to reset it,afterwards,plug it back in - Windows will find it and install proper drivers for you.
problem solved


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WMP will only allow you to sync the device with one computer and one program, itself...if you copied additional content from another source, newer versions of WMP will stop the sync feature from working.

To fix this you will have to copy the music to the local drive, add it to your WMP library, re-sync the MP3 player to WMP, and then rebuild all your playlists witht the new songs.

I don't think WMP 7 and before had this issue. It was added as a form of DRM to discourage using the MP3 player to pass music to other machines.

Posted on May 10, 2010

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    Napster and other online stores like Rhapsody, Amazon Unbox,
    Blockbuster, CinemaNow etc use Windows Media "plays for sure" DRM
    system. Ironically, this doesn't play for sure, only when it desn't think you've changed the files in some way. Unfortunately, while it could be
    syncing somewhere else that changed your music, it could also just be a little file corruption. As a test to see if this is your issue, if you remove the temp files that track the device, all your problems will temporarily go away.

    The first thing you’ll need to do is go to Control Panel \
    Administrative Tools \ Services for XP and look for the services that
    start with “Windows Media Player”. (Make sure Media Player is closed
    too) Click the stop button for each and make sure that all of the services
    that start with “Windows Media Player” are stopped before you continue.
    Next, open up an explorer window and paste in the following path into
    the address bar.

    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Player\

    You’ll see a bunch of files in the folder. I’d advise moving all of
    these files to another directory somewhere else, but you could also
    delete them if you were daring enough. Then restart. Now when you restart Windows Media Player, you should be able to add
    music to your library again.

    This has happened to me several times on songs I legitimately purchased, so I now strip the DRM completely rather than deal with the grief. DRM removal software can help you with it, as they strip
    the DRM protection (playback license in fact), convert music or video
    to various formats that can play on various players and remove the proprietari-ness of WMP.
    I know Aimersoft Music Converter and Aimersoft Media Converter are
    such professional DRM converters, one for music only, another for music
    and video both.


    I think your would find WinAmp also works very well as a WMP replacement, regardless of the DRM and can import from WMP.





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    Most MP3 players are both a USB device and an MP3 player. But cell phones like Blackberries do give you the choice of mounting or not mounting the drive in the system as well. You may want to check whether, if like a cell phone, it has a USB drive mounting option. If it does, it's possible you might have to turn it off.

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