I have a Rio mp3 player and i have no idea how to use it, i can't find the instructions and i don't know how to download music... is someone else has a Rio mp3 could you please help me download music!!! ???
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Re: Need Help, lost instructions
You didn't mention which Rio you have (and you posted it under iLo) so I didn't know which manual you are looking for.
Anyhow, I uploaded the Rio carbon manual which according to fixya will be available in the next 24 hours at this page.
Hope this helps.
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MP3 players can only play music files in mp3 file format. You can download mp3 music files from the Internet to your computer and then copy them to your MP3 player using the USB cable. For your CD collection, you need to convert your CDs to mp3 music files onto your computer or download them from the Internet and then copy them to your MP3 player after you have connected the USB cable to the MP3 player and the computer. You can do this using Windows Media player and Rip the CDs - Media Player will create a MP3 music file for each music track. Click on this link for instruction on converting music files to mp3 file format :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r5798418-creating_transferring_mp3_music_files
The Rio Carbon will not play songs from iTunes unless they are in mp3 format. If you cannot download the songs in this format then I would recommend a program such as mediacoder to convert the tracks. I don't know why iTunes was recommended for the Rio but I would just use drag and drop into the folder called Music on your Rio.
Don't buy an iPod... I would recommend wiping and rebooting your player cos it's cheaper:
Windows only.... Please post if you are not using windows...
Open My Computer with your Rio plugged in. Right click on your Rio player and click on format. Leave the default values - if it asks you something then use your initiative. Then click on format. Then
when it has finished formatting go to your firmware (can be downloaded
from: http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=112). Follow the instructions and then it should load the firmware onto your player. When it has done then your player should (in theory!) work properly.
go to rio's support page and download the drivers for it. i did this too cus my cd rom drive dont work. however when i installed the drivers it picked uip the rio player but windows wouldnt give me any suggestions when the player was plugged in. it just gave me the option to do nothing. so i have yet to find a solution for this. i am still trying so ill try to update you asap.
Ok, I'll provide you with the manual, and point you to the Page where you have further instructions.
To Reset the timer you have to press and hold the "Enter" Button.
Page : 11
On a windows computer go into my computer and explore your rio carbon folder. In there there should be at least 2 folders - Music and recordings. go into the music folder and all of your files should be there. Delete them all and start putting files on again.
If there are no files showing in the Music folder then go back to my computer and right click on your player and click on format. Accept all of the default values and click format. You will then need to download the firmware for your Rio. This can be downloaded from: http://www.digitalnetworksna.com/support/rio/product.asp?prodID=234
Once you have downloaded it and your player has finished formatting then load the update by clicking on it and follow the instructions to install it. Once this is done then your player will be completely wiped and you can the start putting music back on it.
Try this and let me know if it works:
Plug the player into the computer (by the USB cable obviously), open your Rio Music Manager, go to "Tools", "Synchronization options". Then create a "synchronization profile" as instructed. As you progress through the instructions, your second preferrence to edit is called "content deletion". This is where you can tell your player to NEVER delete your music. (Choose "never" from the dropdown menu). Then follow the rest of the steps, answering the other questions as you prefer. Hopefully this will prevent your player from losing songs you've already downloaded.