When I put in a cd to copy music from the cd into Rio Music Manager - i get "UnknownArtist" in the Rio Music Manager and it will not copy. How can I get Rio Music manager to reconize the artist name so i can copy and save
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Re: Copying music from Cd - to Rio Musica manger
It would help if you use software like Windows Media to rip the music from a CD to the PC and then copy from the PC to the Rio. Using windows media will add the information automatically to the songs and if it is a copied CD with MP3s with no information on them, then windows media can also search for the information (must be connected to the internet for this) online.
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you are suffering from the Digital licensing information encryption from the majors, which ITunes will NOT agree to. That's how the music industry is making it's muscle show, with this sort of tawdry nonsense. I don't believe there's a s/w upgrade on this, unfortunately. There is a slight possibility that your software might have an interpreter, yet your Rio being that old, not for certain.
MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format. You can download mp3 music files from the Internet to your computer and then copy them to your MP3 player using the USB cable. For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs to mp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and then copy them to your MP3 player after you have connected the USB cable to the MP3 player and the computer. You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player will create a MP3 music file for each music track. Click on this link for instruction on converting music files to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files
Try to transfer the tracks from the explorer.
1Connect the Rio Carbon to a computer using the supplied USB cable. 2Double-click My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu. 3Locate MP3 or WMA audio files on the computer. 4Highlight files and/or folders to transfer to the Rio Carbon. 5Click Edit. 6Click Copy. 7Double-click My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu to open another window. 8In the new window, locate the Rio Carbon (X:) icon that is associated with the Rio Carbon. (X equals the drive
letter assigned to the Rio Carbon.) 9Double-click Rio Carbon (X:). 10Click Edit. 11Click Paste.
Ok... You need only the iRiver Music Manager
Here is a direct link for it.
Here is a link to Guide you for copying music using Windows Media Player 10 Only.
and here are the manuals you need..
The 7xx Series Maunal (Valid for all players starting with 7)
The iRiver Music Manager Manaul
Now this is what you need that was on the original CD Disk.
When Microsoft initiated the DRM system, any Rio Carbon that was hooked into Windows Media Player had the previously working files invalidated. Happened to me as well. The player lasted me three years, and that is about as long as any Mp3 player is going to last we are finding out b/c of all the software snafus.