I'm going to do my best, but understand that I have answered this same question - I'm not kidding - thousands of times, so I'm tired:
1. Music files come in several formats. The most common are mp3, wma, aac (iTunes), wav, and ra.
2. All GoGear's recognize mp3 format. Some GoGears' (like the SA6045) recognize protected WMA's, and some do not. No GoGear's recognize iTunes yet.
3. To avoid belaboring this point - only download songs in mp3 format. Any other music format will give you constant headaches if you are an mp3 dummy. It is harder, more expensive to download true mp3 files, but they will last forever. Every other musical format either: a) will not work with your GoGear, or b) will give you some kind of problem down the road.
If you need help transferring songs using Windows Media Player:
The instructions in these pages, which are largely links, pertain to Windows Media Player
10 and 11 only.
Windows Media Player is made by Microsoft
. The general help page for Windows Media Player is:
Through this link, you can enter a variety of search terms that will help you find what you are looking for (exs.: “add files to my mp3 player
”; “delete files from my mp3 player,” etc.)
The code word for “mp3
player” in Windows Media Player is “DEVICE” or “portable device”
The code word for adding files is “SYNC,” “syncing,” or “synchronizing”
The code word for copying files from CD
is “RIP,” or “ripping”
The code word for files stored on both My Computer
and my Mp3 player (when it is connected to the computer) is “LIBRARY”
To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:
To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:
To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:
To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:
1. Connect your mp3 player to the computer
2. Open Windows Media Player
3. Click on the icon of your Mp3 player on the left-hand side of the Library
4. Click on the Songs, Tracks, or other Music
5. Find a song or songs that you want to delete
6. Left-click the song once to highlight it
7. Press the “Delete” button on your computer’s keyboard
To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:
To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11: