Hey all you opal owners..had mine since x-mas and believe it or not even with the glitches it has i love it plus i have the 8 gb one ..anyway had the same problem wouldnt get past initalizing screen..could not re set it either so what i did was...left it on until the battery went down once battery died i turned it back on you will get that low battery screen shutting down and not the intializing screen so right before it did actually shut down i plug in the usb chord and what do you know it recognozes it and then i just upgraded firm ware thats where the problem is you have to upgrade ever since i have done that its been fine..also when playing songs dont skip song to song so fast or it will lock it up
Get a better player. I had one of their old players and it worked fine until I shorted out the head phone jack from too much use. it was called a lyra. it was ugly, tiny, and very simple, but I had none of the problems I had with an opal. I think all opals break without cause.
I recommend a sandisk or a sony. they're far more resilient.
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Log onto the RCA website and download the RCA SMV Video Converter. The Opal only plays videos that are in one specific format. This converter will put your videos into that exact format (see Resources below).
Install the RCA SMV Video Converter once you have downloaded the software.
Open the RCA SMV Video Converter software to begin putting videos onto your RCA Opal. Connect the RCA Opal to your computer using the USB chord that came with the device.
Wait until the RCA SMV Video Converter software reads that the device has been connected. You will know this when the bottom of the software screen reads “Player Detected: Opal 1GB 2GB.” Select the “Browse” option to find any videos that are on your computer which you wish to add to the RCA Opal. Click the box next to “Transfer output files to OPAL 1GB 2GB after conversion is complete” after you have selected all of the videos which you wish to convert. This will automatically add the videos to your RCA Opal after they have been converted.
Click the “Convert” box after you have selected all of the videos. The videos will automatically begin to convert to the correct format. Once they have been converted, your videos will automatically upload to your RCA Opal.