I get a message from Overdrive Media Console that it does not recognize the San Disk Player even tho I have been doing so for a year. Overdrive Media Console sent me an email detailing the steps needed to solve this problem. The steps they sent are 1.......select MSC; connect device to computer; 3 open my computer 4 right click on device and select"format".
My problem is that "format" does not show.
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1. Go to MY COMPUTER and find which drive letter is allocated to the sansa (usually it's F).
2. Click on Start
3. In the menu click on Run
4. Type "CMD" and Enter
5. Type the Letter of the sansa drive followed by ":" (see section 1. For example F:)
6. Type "Delete" and Enter
7. Choose Yes
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Not true!!! The Sansa Clip is actually the best mp3 player I have found for listing to audiobooks. Here is what you need to do. Download the latest firmware update on the Sandisk website. You must do this or it just won't work unless you are downloading books from Audible.
I use the Overdrive Media Console and download mp3 and WMA books from my state library. When you hit transfer, be sure it hit advanced options. Browse until you select the audiobook folder on your player. Then transfer to that.
The player will bookmark your last place on anything that is in your audiobook folder. You can easily switch back and forth between your music and book without losing your place! Love it!
To put music on your Sansa e250 you will do this:
Download Windows Media Player 9 or 10 to your computer.
I would use Media Player 10 as it is the newer player.
After you download Media Player 9 or 10 open it up on your computer, and then hook up your mp3 player, it should be recognized by Media Player and then you can transfer the songs to it.
You need to put the music cd in your computer cd player and download the songs to Media Player using Windows Media Player 9 or 10.
I have also included a website where you can download the user manual, it will say e200, but the instructions are also for the e250.
Good Luck, I hope this helps.
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I report a solution from Portable player FAQ, let me know if it works: 1. Delete the title in the Overdrive Media Console program. 2. Then log into the Audiobook site at http://e.hbpl.org and click on My Account, My eItems Checked Out, and click the Download button the website to re-download the book. 3. Transfer the newly downloaded parts to your player.
why do you wanna hear the music on the computer anyway? if the problem is not playing on the player then the format might be different even though its mp3 there are different kinds of mp3s you know try downloading the latest media player for your computer
I found a suggestion on your site to turn off the MP3 player and disconnect from port - then while holding down the volume button I reconnected it and continued to hold down the button for about 50 seconds. It may not be what fixed it but the computer recognized the player as new hardware and I was able to go to the Media Player and syn - the next time I booted up my computer the little "found new hardware" icon appeared - and kept appearing until the noise drove me crazy - but I restarted the computer and it went away. Thanks!
The "synchronize files to continue" is annoying, and you are likely to get it again. If the music files on your player came from Rhapsody, the short-term solution is to re-synch the files through Rhapsody itself. If your subscription to Rhapsody, Overdrive, etc. ever expires, you will also get this message. The only long-term way around this problem is to only load songs that are in mp3 format (Rhapsody has an Mp3-Only subscription, which is different from its regular subscription; Limewire is another choice - but it is prone to have viruses, and some ISPs will cut off your broadband if you use the service). If you wanted to erase all songs and start over from scratch, you could update the firmware on the player - it will have the side effect of erasing everything on the player.