MP3 Player Synch Problem?

#1
I've got a 4GB cheap and cheerful MP3 player. However when I synch it through Windows Media Player it only lets me put about 0.5GBon before it stops and won't let me add any more files. Properties shows 578MB used, with 3.42GB free space left. Any ideas would be gratefully received.
 
#3
Instead of synching thru Media Player, try using Windows Explorer (which should show it as a Removable Drive) and just drag, drop and delete as necessary.

This is not possible with iPods, which have to be synched via iTunes, but has worked with every other mp3 player I've ever come across.
 
#4
Cow said:
What make and model is it?
Its an ebay special direct from Hong kong (no make or model) except that its actually a 4GB MP4 player, rather than a straightforward MP3 player.
 
#5
still21inmymind said:
Instead of synching thru Media Player, try using Windows Explorer (which should show it as a Removable Drive) and just drag, drop and delete as necessary.

This is not possible with iPods, which have to be synched via iTunes, but has worked with every other mp3 player I've ever come across.
Thats my next approach, I'm just a bit miffed having created a playlist that won't work. Cheers anyway.
 

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#6
In all probability, its only got half a Gig of memory, not 4GB. Lots of dodgy "ebay special" memory cards do the same - they say they have X amount of storage, even when you plug them in - but there is only Y amount of storage space actually available.

If you ask me, you've been done! Buy a decent one next time, cheapskate!
 
#7
Cheers Fugly, I have just tried the cut/copy and paste but no joy. It certainly does look like I've been shafted. But then again for what I paid I'm not overly bothered with a (slightly over) 512Mb player. Yes I am a cheapskate but at the moment I didn't want to pay for a decent MP3 player yet as I'll only break it or lose it or fill it with sand! :oops:
 
#8
you might need to format it as FAT32. earlier filesystems had a limitation on how many files they could hold.

in windoze explorer right click the mp3 player/tools/format. in the filesystem tab select FAT32
 
#9
lill said:
you might need to format it as FAT32. earlier filesystems had a limitation on how many files they could hold.

in windoze explorer right click the mp3 player/tools/format. in the filesystem tab select FAT32
Take a copy of any files on there that may be needed to run the thing first! Just in case..
 
#10
Mines the same, cheap and cheerful.

I just use it for running, bang a load of Rocky-esque on it, no need for playlist! But yeah, I have the same drama of not being able to control what order the tracks go on in, and dragging and dropping seems to randomise them!
 
#11
Buy an iPod.

iTunes is a system hog, though. Great service but not as comprehensive on it's shop as i would like it to be.

I have the cheapy £50 one which is like a clip, so i can go running with it without looking like a twat with the arm holder for the bigger iPods!
 
#12
SparkySteve said:
Buy an iPod.

iTunes is a system hog, though. Great service but not as comprehensive on it's shop as i would like it to be.

I have the cheapy £50 one which is like a clip, so i can go running with it without looking like a twat with the arm holder for the bigger iPods!
My bold..... Shop? Shop? torrents man!!! :lol:
 
#14
Cast yer minces over this, me old son;

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#17
SparkySteve said:
PE4rocks said:
Cast yer minces over this, me old son;

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Torrent Clients.

Warning Will Robinson!

Ensure you have uptodate AV and Antispy on you PC

This information provided as is, no warranty implied, weasel words a speciality etc etc
Not going on a work's pc with those warnings, me old china!

Prae, which iPod? I've got the ickle one and it works fine!
Sorry my mistake, those sites are fine, the warning is for when/and/or/if you start downloading torrents. Like most things on tinternet most files are fine, but there is the odd rogue.
 
#18
Ipod nano black, turns itself on then off continuously until the power is dry.

I need to take it to the apple shop.
 

Fugly

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#19
Praetorian said:
Ipod nano black, turns itself on then off continuously until the power is dry.

I need to take it to the apple shop.
The greengrocer won't have a clue what to do with it!
 
#20
re; the Ebay cheapie. Right click on the removable drive, and select the format option with "restore device defaults." You'll know if it's half a gig or 4 after that.
 

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