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    okay - I have this MP4 player and I would like to put music on it but I don't know how to - can someone please help me? I would like to put music on it for my marathon.

    the MP4 player is my daughter's and she conveniently has misplaced (e.g. LOST) the instructions.

    any help would be appreciated.
    January 2, 2005

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    What kind do you have, Bree? MP3 is music and MP4 is for video.
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    it is an MP4 player. (Digital player).
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    um - does it make a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bree View Post
    um - does it make a difference?
    Your player will play both.

    Download iTunes. Here is the link. Click on iTunes Help, and it will tell you how to import CDs to iTunes, or download music from the internet. Your MP4 player needs to be synced with iTunes, and there is instructions for that as well. Once your player is synced, you can can transfer the music from iTunes to your player. It is much easier to follow those instructions. It's pretty easy. I'm a tech idiot, and I figured it out.

    iTunes download: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
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    Hey, Bree, if its the type I think it is, its a chinese copy type player that doesn't have sync capability. I had one that broke in a month! $%^!!

    You just plug it in like a flash drive, and it shows up as a drive letter in windows. Then just copy the mp3 files to that drive letter. Thats it!
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    Bree,

    You can try googling the type of MP4 player for instructions or startup and you may see the instructions on line.

    Dagwood is also correct, you should be able to just drag and drop (copy) the files from one place to the other.

    The question becomes, whether your player supports both mp3 and mp4.

    mp4 supports both audio and video, and you can google that too if you are interested.
    mp3 files take up a lot more room (larger file size) and are audio only.

    Do use iTunes or some other jukebox software for music on your computer?

    I agree, with Shark, and unless you are already using a different jukebox, iTunes is the easiest way to go.
    Adding music to the iTunes library is as easy as putting in a music cd into your computer and clicking on import.
    Then comes the fun of making playlists.

    Keep us posted on your progress.

    Merry Christmas, Bree

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    Last edited by ariel; 12-25-2007 at 12:43 PM.

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    hmmmmm - okay, I will try but i am not very good at these types of things.

    the "muse file" has a bunch of crap on it (this is the stuff thats already on the MP4 player) - should I delete first?

    January 2, 2005

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    Unless you want to save them, aren't you interested what your daughter was listening to?
    She might give you a little lesson on transferring music to it!

    If the directions were like mine were, you won't learn anything from them!!
    Written in english translated (badly) from chinese, so basically only good for a laugh!

    also, go though the menus, there must be somewhere that tells how full it is, out of how much it holds. Cheking the drive letter that appears when it is plugged in should show this too, under properties.
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    The iTunes download should be pretty easy.

    Check your disk space before you decide to load up a billion songs.
    I know you might not do that in the next hour, but pick a disk that has room to grow, just in case you develop a musical addiction or decide to upload your 1000 cd's into the iTunes library.

    iTunes should ask you which drive you want to put it on.

    I am assuming you are using a pc and not a mac (I use mac for the most part).

    You don't Have to delete the "muse file" first.
    That might have been a playlist your daughter created.
    It probably makes no difference if you delete now or later.

    I would get iTunes working, make a playlist and then synch up the mp4 player, and then delete the muse file.
    (unless there is no space on the player which iTunes will tell you, and ask you to delete it)

    You might be able to pull the muse file into the iTunes library (not sure, but guessing)
    and check out your daughter's stuff, keep what you like, delete the rest.

    ariel

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