I am ripping my cd's into windows media player and then syncing them to my m240. The songs transfer fine and the name of the songs is fine but the name of the artist always shows as unknown. I have tryed sandisk technical help but they keep giving me the same two things to try which neither works. I would appreciate any suggestions. Randy
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Delete songs and Format (Helps with try to delete BAD TRACKS and folders that will not delete Labeling Unknown Songs: open Windows Media Player and go to library click on artist. The sub folders will be named by the artists and the unknown songs will be in the sub that say's unknown. Click on unknown then right click on the title bar put a check next to artist and album artist. Right click song under artist or album artist or both and type in the name of the artist etc.... This change in your computers Music folders also then sync with your sansa or media player then load songs to it........
Sync to your windows media player....Labeling Unkown Songs: open Windows Media Player and go to libary click on artist. The sub folders will be named by the artists and the unknown songs will be in the sub that say's unknown. Click on unknown then right click on the title bar click Choose Columns put a check next to Genre, Rating, artist and album artist whatever you want. Right click song under artist and edit same with album artist or both and type in the name of the artist etc.... This change in your computers Music folders also then syc with your media player then load songs to it........Or drag and drop
using windows media player insert your cd and click on the rip tab if you have a internet connection then the cd info and song names will be obtained automaticly then after that is listed click on rip and wait for the files to be ripped into the library once done your music should appear in the windows media player library, then just drag those songs into the sync list on the right hand side of windows media player and connect your mp3 player, once its recognized click on sync and there you go
If you're using MSC mode (moving files via explorer), I believe the player ignores the directory structure for the most part, and uses the MP3 tags. I've had very good success using Media Monkey (which is freeware) to group the songs, and then transferring from there, in MTP mode.
The problem might be with the USB compatibility. The player has two option automatic and MSC. If you go to the settings -> USB menu you can change to MSC and this will allow you to copy files like a USB key or format the drive and then change it back to auto and use the MTP standard to sync the music with media player.
Go to Windows Media Player under the Sync tab, over on the far left should be the name of the player, click on it and find the name of the song by album title, artist, or whatever, click on the title and click delete and you should be able to delete any song you like without deleting them all
You will have to take them off the player, rip your cd with media player, then BEFORE you sync them to the player, rightclick on the song, choose Advance Tag Editor and rename the song, artist, genre, then you can sync them over with title and name locked in the file.
I can confirm that the following method works for me (finally):
1. Download and install Mp3tag (I'm using v. 2.48) 2. "Change" or "Add" the directory in which the mp3s reside
3. Make certain you have data for "Artist", "Album Artist", and "Album" (fill in if needed) 4. Select all mp3s and click the "Save" icon (or right-click them and choose "Save tag") 5. Transfer back to your Sansa device