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I have a rca m4204 and I cant find it no where so I can get help with this. Any ways when I try to download it it says rca digital media player connnected to play the rca easy rip? Please help

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  • nursewidener May 26, 2008

    System loads mp3 player and can put music on the mp3 player but when attempting to load easy rip get error that rca digital is not hooked up even though it is in the usb port and everything is working great. It also suggests that more than 1 is running this is the first RCA that we own, may be the last.

  • fi86 May 28, 2008

    I need to download the software for RCA easy rip, and I can't find it anywhere. I've been getting the same error message as the others. the MP3 player is properly connected to the computer.

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    I have a 4gb MP3 and I have also the same problem, I have contacted RCA via email and have had no response. I should of spent the more money and bought the IPOD Nano.

  • sugercube105 Jul 17, 2008

    when i try to sync my music off of my laptop it says that their is no device connected

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    i tried everything but it says my device is not connected

  • kandersen09 Aug 29, 2008

    When I plug in my RCA M42404 it tells me I must have an RCA media device to load the software. For dughhhh! what the heck do they think I've got plugged In? Can I get the easy rip software somewhere else online?

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    easy rip not so easy

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    it says it isn't compatible with the program so how do i make it so that it is compatible?

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Go to settings menu on device and chang protocal (only 2 choices)

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The format that RCA easyrip converts the videos to is .smv format

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    the format that RCA easyrip converts the videos to is .smv format


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OK I have been researching this all day and I finally came up with a solution for it not detecting your player. suggested for another player that you shut down your computer and restart it. then plug your unit up again (it reinstalled the drivers for it) and run rca easyrip. Low and behold it detected my device. I had earlier in the day plugged in a different mp3 player and MAYBE that is why it wasn't working plus the program stopped responding and I had to shut it down in task manager. Anyway. mine is working now. My OS is Vista.

Hope this helps

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My problem occurred when I connected the player via a USB hub, installed the software, then later uninstalled the software when the updated software started producing error messages. I uninstalled the software and when I attempted to install the software from the player, I received the error message. I connected the player to a USB port that is built into the computer (not routed through a hub) and I could reinstall the original software.

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Unfortunately, there is no conversion software to convert the videos to transfer the device other than easyRip. Since each device has a different set of parameters, easyRip knows which device is connected and can convert to a compatible format.

Some PCs, such as Dell laptops, report unexpectedly when easyRip is determining whether a device is connected via one of the USB ports, so trying an alternative port is recommended.

You can download the latest version of easyRip at the following site:

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I have the same issue. I even went to the rca support site and downloaded the latest version of RCA easyRip Media Software, (yeah right). It still does not work. Well after doing some research, I discovered the software is not compatible with my OS, windows 2000.

I have been trying to find out the actual type of video files that the rca software converts them too , maybe there's some converter out there that does the same and I use it as a work around...etc.

Good luck

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I just got a rca m4204 and when i plug in e thusb it gives me the option to install easy rip but when i try to start the installation it says i have more than one mp3 plugged in & i dont. what do i do? & also.. i downloaded some music that is on there now but when i tried to put videos on there they wont show up on mp3 but when "my computer" is open it shows my videos in the video folder.

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Connect the Mp3 player to the computer for the installation to continue.

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I know this is an old post but here you go...

You can try one of two things.

1st try to reset the device by holding the power button for more than 10 sec.

2nd You can try to reinstall the firmware by following these steps:

To update the firmware on your M4200 or MC4200 series, you will need to:

1. Connect your device prior to installation.

2. Click on the download link.

3. Select "Save" and select the appropriate folder to save the installer.

4. Run the downloaded installer and follow the instructions to complete installation.

Click Here to download File

Hope this helps! If these options don't work I would call RCA support.

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