I have (it appears in 'Info') at least 1.4 GB on MP3s on my player. However, while they appeared to be recognised and work fine when I originally turned the device on, the second time, they seemed to have vanished. They still take up the space though.
When I plug the player into my computer, both Media Player and the actual driver recognise that there are songs on the player.COuld anyone shed some light on what is going on? Any and all help appreciated, thanks!
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Re: Will not recognise songs on player
Your Sansa E250 player comes in two modes -- MTP (Music Transfer Protocol) and MSC (Mass Storage Class). When you save songs on one of these modes, they would not be recognized by the other mode and vice versa.
The reason for that is because the MTP mode is used for subscription music while the MSC mode is generally to allow your MP3 player to functions as a "Flash Drive", a regular mass storage device.
To test if this is what's actually happening to your player, try each mode and see if you'll be able to "view" the songs when plugged in your computer:
1. Go to the modes on your E250 by navigating the player: Menu > Settings > USB Mode
2. When you've selected a mode, browse the player in your "Windows Explorer". Note: MTP mode will give you an icon of the E250 (player will be recognized as a Portable Audio Device) while MSC mode will have a Drive Letter (player will be recognized as a "Removable Drive")
3. Make sure that your Windows Explorer is configured to "Show all Hidden Files and Folders". To do this, access your Explorer's menu: Tools > Folder Options > "View" tab > enable "Show Hidden Files and Folders"
You should be able to find the music files (or picture/video files for that matter) that have been taking up 1.4GB
If you'd like to free up this 1.4GB, you may want to Format the player under MSC mode. To do that, right-click on the Drive Letter corresponding to your E250 in Windows Explorer, then select "Format". Follow the on-screen prompts and that should reset your player back to its original free space.
Let me know if this helps. I may be able to offer some more solutions based on the result of the procedures above.
Let's keep your Sansa E250 playin' :)
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The first one is a DRM error and should be solved by the FairUse4WM which you can download for free from the following link.: http://undrm.info/remove-DRM-protection/FairUse4WM-freeware-DRM-removal-Windows-software-Strip-copy-protection-from-WMV-ASF-WMA-Windows-Media-Player.htm This will rip the DRM off the tracks and you should be able to listen to the without problem.
The other problem could be caused by codec differences. With GSpot you can check what codec was used to create the mp3s /both the working ones and the others/. If different codecs appear than you just have to reconvert the non working ones using the codec which workes.
You can download GSpot from here, for free.: http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
If you are on a PC the most common reason for iTunes not recognising is because of driver corruption. The easiest way to resolve this is to download the very latest version of it from the Apple site and reinstalling it. If that doesnt work, reset the device by holding down Menu and Select until the Apple logo appears then hold down Select and Play together until the display reads 'OK to Disconnect'. Now connect it to your PC. iTunes should now recognise it and you should click the 'restore' button on the ipod main page of iTunes.
Two possibilities. 1. The firmware on your PSP is too old to recognise the 8GB (only recognises up to 4GB). 2. If firmware is up to date you have a fake memory stick (easy way to check is to check the info for the memory stick on your PSP if its says that MAGIC GATE is unknown rather than supported then it is fake.
The fake ones typically double compress the data so that it appears to have 8GB when in reality it does not.
USB devices can be flaky and there's no end to stories like yours. I've had a couple, however, that were resolved by simply going into the hardware screen, removing the device, restarting the machine and letting Windows redetect it. It should have retained the driver and will reload it.
Also, make sure its not a cable problem...