An RM file is a type of video file that is used to stream content over the Internet; the "RM" stands for RealMedia. Some applications for Google Play can handle locally stored RM files, while others have browsers available to stream RM from the Internet within the app. Choose an application based on which type of RM files you have to play.
Occasional problems with the Galaxy S 8GB player may require troubleshooting to get it working again. If you have tried everything from restarting the player to removing the battery, you might have to hard reset it to move forward. A hard reset completely removes all of the songs and other data that is stored on it. Before resetting your player, back up all of the files on it.
A portable multimedia device that won't shut down can chew through battery life and is about as useful as a paperweight. If you have a Creative Zen player that won't shut down, there are a few solutions available to you. A soft reset reboots the device via the main menu. A hard reset involves pushing a physical button on the device or removing its batteries. How you go about employing these potential solutions varies somewhat depending on the type of Creative Zen player you're using.
The Android-based Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 potentially contains sensitive information, such as your Gmail account, calendar, pictures and videos. In the unfortunate event that you lose this ultra-portable device, it might give you some peace of mind knowing that your data is still inaccessible to others. The screen lock feature provides this security measure by requiring uses to enter a PIN, password or drawn pattern before accessing the phone and its data.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, GPX specializes in a variety of audio products, which include portable MP3 players. As of 2013, GPX makes and sells 13 of them. Although most GPX MP3 players use the same digital file formats for audio playback, a few of them have a wider range of compatibility. Select digital players even play video and show photos as well.
An Android phone operating on a plan that has Mobile Hotspot enabled can share its mobile data connection with other devices via Wi-Fi. Mobile Hotspot will cost you a little more, but it also lets you get more out of your mobile network. Keep in mind any data used on the tablet while connected to Mobile Hotspot will count toward the data limit on your mobile plan; if you go over, you face additional charges.
If you recently bought a Zen Micro MP3 player or if you want to sell or give away your own Micro, you can restore the factory defaults on the device. By restoring a Zen Micro MP3 player, you get all the default settings back and can then configure the player to suit your needs. You can choose to restore only the device settings, or you can instead perform a factory reset to restore the settings as well as erase the hard drive.
The headphone jack built into your MP3 player or smartphone doesn't just let you connect headphones or speakers. With an auxiliary cable, you can also connect your personal audio device to any audio component with an input jack. Many car stereos have "AUX" jacks to let you connect your MP3, and you can also use your MP3 with a home stereo, a professional mixing board or even with the line-in input of a laptop or desktop computer.
Not being able to listen to music or read your favorite eBook can put a damper on a trip. Tablets such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire enable you to enjoy movies, songs, magazines and audiobooks from anywhere. Purchasing and syncing content to your tablet requires an Internet connection. The Kindle Fire’s Wi-Fi capability enables you to connect to the Internet while on the go. You can add and select the networks you want to connect to from your Kindle Fire.
The MP3 format was a winning compromise between file size and audio quality, but the MP3 player was a virtual revolution for the entire music industry. Although the Sony Walkman had made mobile music a reality more than a decade before the iPod came along, the MP3 player provided access to digital-quality sound, transforming the way we choose to listen to music -- and consequently transforming the legal, technological and business environment in the process.
Sony's Readers provide an alternative to Kindles and Nooks for e-reading, and some (but not all) can even be used to listen to music. If yours does support audio playback, you may be able to download music files to your Reader from your PC using a USB adapter or removable SD or MemoryStick media, or directly from the Internet on a Wi-Fi connection.
The iPod wasn’t the first MP3 player ever invented; that distinction goes to the MPMan F10, launched by Korea's Saehan Information Systems in March of 1998. Apple’s first iPod was released in October 2001 with the now-famous Steve Jobs quote, “1,000 songs in your pocket." The iPod is now by far the most popular MP3 player in the world, claiming 70% of all MP3 player sales. To date well over 300,000,000 devices have been sold.
Listening to music while you read enhances the experience. Both the music app and the reading app can run simultaneously on the NOOK Color. While you can load most music files on your computer to the device, certain DRM-protected files can't be transferred. The NOOK Color stores your music files in the onboard memory or on a microSD card. It can play MP3 music files, so files of other types should be converted before transferring them to your NOOK.
Return policies vary between stores, often imposing time and condition limitations on returns for devices like e-readers and tablets. If you've purchased and opened a Kindle that you want to return to Target, the store will accept the return within 30 days of purchase as long as the Kindle remains in new condition. Don't forget to wipe any personal data from your device and restore it to factory settings before you bring it into Target.
The Creative Zen is a personal audio device that can play MP3 music files. Each Zen includes a USB transfer cable, which can connect to a PC. Once a Zen is connected to a computer, the internal battery will automatically recharge. A USB connection is also used for transferring music from the computer to the Zen.
An on-screen keyboard may work well for small devices you can cradle in your hands so you can type with your thumbs, but on a full-size tablet such as the iPad it can make your life harder rather than easier. Exactly how difficult it is to type on the iPad depends on several different factors, some of which are a matter of personal preference.
You can't increase the storage space on your MP3 player without buying a new CompactFlash card, but you can delete music off the card and replace it with new audio files. Updating your playlist frequently is cheaper than buying a new, larger CF card whenever you run out of storage space.
The SanDisk Sansa Clip series of personal music players offers a lot of versatility when compared to some other units in its price range. Like most other player devices, Sansa Clip music players play digital music files over headphones. While SanDisk Sansa Clip music players offer no direct interface for connecting them to a car stereo, there are a number of adapters and cables you can use to play music from the device inside your automobile.
Kazoo Player software is out-of-date audio software with new versions and updated versions through 2002. If you have the software installed, it may be causing pop-up windows in the lower-right corner of your screen. The program is obsolete, and for many users the pop-up windows are an annoyance. While it is rare to find a new download of the software, you can use currently installed versions as an alternative audio music player.
Internet cookies are used to keep track of information as you browse. These cookies may save shopping cart information or just simple saved usernames and passwords. When there is a malfunction dealing with cookies, the iPod Touch Safari browser will force you to enter your username multiple times while you browse online with your phone. Fixing the cookie issue will save a lot of time and hassle on your iPod Touch.
The Rio Carbon personal digital music player uses a spinning hard drive rather than flash memory. The battery life is rated for a maximum of 20 hours. The Carbon comes with a standard mini USB data cable you can plug into a computer or into the supplied AC charger.
The Sony Walkman NWZ-E435F MP3 player functions as a music and video player, radio and photo viewer. Connecting the player to your computer allows you to use it in Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) mode. In MTP mode, you can transfer content to and from the player. Depending on the software you have running or on how you connect the player to the computer, you may receive an MTP error message.
A digital-analog converter (DAC) amp is an electronic device that provides high-fidelity sound for computers with average listening facilities or none at all. A DAC turns the data in MP3 and other music files into audio signals. The DAC amp bypasses the computer’s internal sound circuits and develops enough power to drive headphones to comfortable listening levels.
The Ativa Mobil IT is a basic digital media player that supports the playback of video files. The media player doesn't feature an Internet browser that can download movies from the Internet. You can, however, download movies from your computer to the Ativa Mobil IT device. After completing the transfer process, you must convert the video's format prior to playback. The Ativa Mobil IT uses the AMV file format and offers video playback at 15 frames per second.
Artist Link is a complex shuffle mode on the Sony Walkman MP3 players that works by association. Digital music files contain data about themselves, and the Walkman can read this data and make certain conclusions about how related they are to other music files. In this way, it can provide you with a shuffle of songs that center around a similar theme.
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is one rating used to measure the quality of sound produced by a device, such as a stereo or MP3 player. The ratio is one of several factors to consider when evaluating the purchase of an MP3 player. The signal-to-noise ratio measures the level of background noise during playback.
Sony Ericsson Walkman MP3 players allow you to listen to digital music files on the go and view the metadata associated with your digital music files. While you can view a song's metadata, such as its title, artist and genre, you cannot edit the metadata using the Sony Ericsson Media Manager. Since a song's genre is often left out of its metadata, this means you will not be able to view a song's genre on your Walkman. If you want to view a song's genre on your Walkman, you must first add the genre using the Windows Media Player application.
The D2000 PMP, model number 5PC MOQ, offers a generic alternative to portable media players such as the iPod and Zune. In addition to MP4 playback and a built-in digital camera with video capabilities, this low-cost device allows users to experience media such as photos, radio broadcasts and e-books. Although the music player and camera may attract the most attention, familiarizing yourself with all of the D2000's features helps you get the most out of the device.
The Medion 81017 is a compact MP3 player offering 512MB of memory storage and running on a single AAA battery. A variety of issues can affect the Medion 81017 -- before troubleshooting problems with the device, eliminate other factors, such as faulty headphones or speakers, or badly encoded MP3 files, by testing them with other players if possible. The Medion 81017 is able to play audio tracks encoded in WMA or MP3 format.
A used Sony Walkman may not come with an installation disc that includes bundled software to manage media files. Although you can still upload content without bundled software, if you prefer the software's management and syncing features, you can install them without the installation disc. Sony provides different options for uploading music, videos and photos to your Walkman media player.
A frozen hourglass on your Craig MP4 player's screen does not necessarily signal the death of your device. The hourglass briefly displays while the device is loading a video or song. When it freezes, it is usually due to it being stuck in a process or a corrupted memory card.
Although all MP3 player devices accept headphones and earpieces, whether you use an iPod, Zune or even a mobile smartphone, not all headphone jacks are precisely the same shape and size. If you attempt to use headphones or an earpiece that isn't compatible with your device, the accessory may become stuck in the device's port.
Sony's NWZ-S545RED can store up to 16GB of music and video files and features a battery life up to 42 hours. However, the unit is an older one and no longer in production; even though Sony still supports the device's software, there is little Sony can do regarding warranties and repair. If your NWZ-S545RED is not charging, a simple fix may allow the player to start charging again.
When a Sony Walkman MP3 is first connected, the screen displays a “Do Not Disconnect” message as the computer and player communicate. Within seconds, the battery begins to charge, accompanied by the message, “Connected USB. The Player Cannot Be Operated.” If the Walkman continues to display “Do Not Disconnect,” the computer doesn't recognize the device.
MP3 players such as SanDisk's "Sansa" line of audio devices allow owners to carry hundreds or thousands of songs in their pockets. While Sansa mp3 players allow users to select individual songs or albums to play, the players also feature a playlist function that lets you create a new playlist that spans your music collection. This playlist, known as a "Go List," is stored as a PLP file on the player. The user can add new songs to the Go List with the push of a few buttons, modifying and saving the PLP file without using a computer.
Fixing your MP3 Player Pen with a firmware upgrade is primarily a matter of connecting the pen to your computer via a USB connector and then running the appropriate software to flash the upgrade software onto the pen’s firmware. Before you can flash the pen though, you’ll have to obtain the firmware that works with the hardware. In order to do so, you’ll need to disassemble the pen to identify the mainboard used in the player. Once you've made the proper ID, you can quickly flash your pen, restoring it to use.
MP3 players, once expensive and uncommon, are now used by people of all ages to store and grow their music collection. Far less common in the United States is the MP5 player. Often seen in Malaysian electronics and gadget stores, the MP5 player goes beyond playing music and video, and also records video, takes pictures and allows you to read e-books.
Your Zune comes with a lock feature that turns off the touch screen and allows you to carry the device around without having to worry about accidentally pressing any of the buttons. If the Zune becomes stuck in this locked mode and displays the lock symbol, the problem can be due to several issues that require going through a number of troubleshooting steps.
An iPod Touch dock, also known as a docking station, is an electronic device that chargers the iPod Touch. Docks also can dually serve as a stereo for emitting music that is played from the iPod. At the bottom of the iPod Touch is a long slit opening, which is placed on top of the connector piece on the dock. Once this connection is made, the iPod Touch charges. The metal connector piece, referred to as the pin, can sometimes bend when too much force is applied or if the iPod Touch is set onto the pin incorrectly. It is…
RockChip Firmware files -- assigned the file extension RFW -- are essential to the function of firmware inside certain MP3 and MP4 music players. The term "firmware" refers to the basic software that manages data inside an electronic device and allows it operate; without it, a player cannot manage its music files.
ATRAC, which stands for Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding, refers to a group of propriety Sony audio file compression algorithms. They company uses ATRAC in a range of Sony products, such as CD players. If you have previously bought music on Sony MiniDiscs from its Connect digital music store or in other Sony formats, you must convert the ATRAC files to play them on another device.
The Creative Zen Touch is an MP3 player that was originally released in 2005 to compete with the iPod. When you connect the Zen Touch to your PC via the USB cable that came with it, the Windows operating system must recognize that hardware with its own built-in software. Occasionally, this hardware/software communication fails because the Windows XP system doesn't recognize the Zen Touch device. Several troubleshooting solutions are available, including checking the Device Manager.
If you are trying to transfer DRM-protected music files onto your Sony Walkman MP3 player, you're going to run into some trouble. Many DRM-protected files won't play on your Walkman. Unfortunately, there's not much you can do about it. Understanding the basics of DRM will help you to figure out which digital music you can use with your Walkman.
The Ematic MP3 portable media player is much more than just an MP3 player. The player features a touchscreen, built-in camera video recorder, FM radio and a collection of preinstalled games. You can download games for the player on your computer and add them to your Ematic MP3 player by using the supplied USB cable.
MP4 video files can be played on dedicated devices, like portable MP4 players, or on smartphones, tablets or computers with media players. Although some MP4 players also support MP3 audio and image files, they are made to play videos and often have large displays with touch-screen navigation. When the coordinates of the area touched on the screen are not sufficiently close to the coordinates on the display, calibration is necessary. MP4 players are also calibrated when they’re able to share data with a computer.
MP3 players offer the convenience of storing and playing thousands of songs on a handheld device. But MP3 players do not offer unlimited capacity; some can only store several gigabytes’ worth of songs. In these cases, when you begin to run out of room on your MP3 player, you must delete some old files prior to adding any new ones. If, however, you receive an “In Use or Write Protected” error when attempting to delete folders and files, the error may stem from several causes.
The Creative Zen Microphoto MP3 player can experience a variety of software errors that prevent the device from working. Human error, such as not keeping the battery charged or using the Power button incorrectly, can also result in the Microphoto not working. Each type of error has its own fix; you often don't need to have the device professionally serviced to get it running again.
MP3 files and other digital audio may appear to be recorded at very different audio levels, especially if all the files come from different sources. This variation can result in a disjointed listening experience. Many more complex digital audio players include automatic gain adjustment, which normalizes the sound somewhat. For playback on other devices, you may need to adjust the gain on the file itself.
With a broken iPod screen, your iPod may not work at all, and even if it does, you run the risk of danger. The broken glass could shatter and cut your hands during use. Unfortunately, having your iPod repaired professionally can get costly. Fortunately, with a few parts, you can replace the broken screen on your iPod yourself. To do an at-home repair, you'll need to order a replacement iPod screen that matches the screen size on your iPod model.
An exclamation mark displayed when you plug in your MP3 player to your computer is usually indicative of a USB driver problem. Although that is the most likely cause, it's still possible you could be facing a different issue. You have several options for resolving the problem so that you can go back to enjoying music on the player.
Ematic E4 Series batteries can run up to eight hours of consistent music playback and four hours of video playback. When the battery is running low on power, the battery icon on the screen suggests that you should charge the player. When the Ematic E4's battery dies, you must charge it for a set period of time before using the device.
The Rio Carbon is a digital music player originally released in 2004. Several versions, with different appearances and storage capabilities, exist. Although the software is supported under Windows and Mac OS X, some Mac users encounter problems when trying to create a usable playlist for the Rio Carbon. To get around this problem, Rio Audio released a plugin that makes it possible to integrate the Rio Carbon with iTunes, Apple’s native media management application.
An MP4 player is a progression of the MP3 music player that includes video playback as well as audio. MP4 -- also known as MPEG-4 -- is a multimedia encoding format for digital audio and video files. A variety of different MP4 players are available from a host of different manufacturers, which include additional technological features such as touch screen controls and digital cameras.
If your LG MP3 player is stuck loading music onto the device, you aren't able to listen to music until you get the MP3 player unstuck. Once you have resolved the problem, determine its underlying cause to prevent it from recurring and disrupting your MP3 listening experience in the future.
With the myriad of portable music devices available on the market, the accessories for those music players tend to look very similar. Despite their visual similarities, most manufacturers use proprietary software and accessories for their brand’s music players. The Apple iPod and Sansa Fuze are no different; accordingly, the USB cable for an iPod will not function with a Sansa Fuze.
Media Transfer Protocol, or MTP, is a USB mode used by portable devices with hard drives and expansion slots for memory cards. These devices include cellphones, MP3 and video players. MTP mode is primarily used to sync content such as music, photos and videos using "AutoSync." It's only available for USB devices that are compatible with Windows operating systems.
As a Rhapsody subscriber, you can listen to music using any supported device -- including computers, iPhones, Android phones and BlackBerrys. No matter which device you use, the same things happen to your music if you cancel your Rhapsody subscription. How your music gets treated after you cancel depends on how you used Rhapsody while your subscription was active.
Mass Storage Device Class is a Universal Serial Bus connection mode that allows USB devices such as cellphones and MP3 players to work like portable hard drives. It's especially useful for transferring content to and from compatible devices without using third-party applications such as photo-editing and management programs and digital media software. Also known as MSC mode, it's compatible with Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
Sandisk has, as of the date of publication, produced a trio of devices as part of its Sansa Clip family, and none of them come from the factory with preloaded content. However, that doesn’t mean preloaded content isn’t available for your Sansa Clip. In addition, some businesses have used Sansa Clips as promotional tools with their own preloaded content onboard.
Many portable devices, such as digital cameras and MP3 players, need to connect to a computer to transfer music, pictures and other files. Normally, when an external device connects to a computer, the computer needs to have a set of drivers that tell the computer how to communicate with the device. However, if the device uses a standard communication protocol, such as mass storage class, or MSC, the computer can interact with the device without installing new drivers.
By default, Apple's iTunes program is set up to connect only to Apple devices, such as iPhones, iPods and iPads, so the RCA Jet won't connect with iTunes out of the box. However, two applications let you manage the library of any device, including the RCA Jet. The Jet plays only MP3 and WMA files, and doesn't support the AAC format many songs from the iTunes Store come in.
Designed for fans of Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus, the VIP Backstage Pass MP3 Player includes a variety of pre-loaded songs recorded by the musicians. The portable music player also allows you to sync your favorite songs from your computer. While the device doesn’t include synchronization software, you can use Windows Media Player to complete the process. Depending on the size of each music file, you can store up to 240 songs.
The Zen V Plus MP3 player from Creative Labs includes a recovery mode feature that protects the device from malfunction. If the player seems stuck in this mode, either it's having technical difficulty or the firmware is outdated. In recovery mode, the player's features are disabled. Creative Labs provides ways to return the player to normal operation so you can return to enjoyment of your favorite music.
The COWON D2 is a portable media player and FM radio that features a 2.5-inch LCD display, USB 2.0 connectivity, 4GB of internal memory and a memory card expansion slot. The device features support for viewing and playing files in a variety of formats including MP3, MP4, FLAC, WAV, MPEG4, AVI and JPEG. When you are first using the player, you may find it useful to begin by learning how to transfer over your media files and access them via the device's touchscreen controls. The D2 features a variety of customizable settings that you can learn to tweak later.
Some Creative Zen portable music players use Microsoft’s Media Transfer Protocol to synchronize media files with your computer. Unlike mass storage class devices, MTP devices don’t function like a USB flash drive that you can copy files to from a file manager. While many third-party programs include support for MSC devices using the standard USB protocol, fewer include support for MTP devices. You can use Windows Media Player to synchronize files to and from your Creative Zen over the MTP protocol.
Sony Walkman media players rely on the computer for charging and syncing media content such as music, videos and photos. Media Transfer Protocol, or MTP, must initialize for a compatible computer to detect the player's firmware to sync media files. If this mode fails to initialize, Sony provides solutions to improve USB connections between your Sony Walkman and computer for blazing media transfer speeds.
On a fully charged battery, the 2GB Sony Walkman NWZ-B135F MP3 player can run up to 16 hours of music playback. However, if the device won't boot and power up, the problem is often with a dead or damaged battery. The battery will fully charge in about 70 minutes. Sony provides a variety of tips and solutions to solve NWZ-B135F battery problems and improve battery life to maximize your on-the-go music entertainment.
Sony Walkman MP3 syncs playlists created using Windows Media Player 11 or newer. Playlists keep music organized in a variety of categories such as by artist, album or any other way you choose to group your songs. Created playlists usually sync automatically to a Sony Walkman; however, connection problems and incompatible files cause syncing problems. Sony provides solutions to solving Walkman syncing problems, so you can maximize your entertainment.
Sony Walkman media players usually display data error messages on the screen when they are incapable of locating and playing media files, or if additional storage devices are incompatible. Although they come with built-in hard drives that range anywhere from 1 GB to more than 8 GB, and are capable of playing a variety of media files such as MP3 and MP4, several solutions can solve problems that lead to data error messages for improved portable entertainment.
Restoring an iPhone erases saved content and reverts the device to the default factory state; however it requires the aid of a Subscriber Identity Module. This tiny chip contains your wireless carrier's information, security and contact information, and is only used in GSM iPhones. Protecting this card's information from unauthorized users can improve your phone's security; however, this security feature must disabled to restore your iPhone with iTunes.
With a SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 player, a USB connection is necessary to transfer music files using Windows Media Player or the "drag & drop method" in Windows Explorer. However, connection problems will usually arise if the player isn't properly configured or if the computer is experiencing difficulty. When connection becomes a problem, SanDisk recommends taking certain actions to enable you to upload your favorite songs on your 2GB MP3 player
Sony Walkman NWZ-A818 MP3 players are compatible with PCs for data transfers and charging; however, system incompatibility and USB connection problems will prevent your computer from recognizing the device. Ordinarily, you can transfer music using to the player using the "drag & drop" method in Windows Explorer, or using media programs such as Windows Media Player, but when the player doesn't appear on the operating system, Sony provides solutions to improve the 8GB player's USB connection for high-speed data transfers.
Adjusting a Sony Walkman media player's volume to a comfortable level is done using the exterior volume buttons; however, optimizing sound becomes a problem when the volume adjustment is disabled. When this feature is disabled, the volume is set to a specific level that can't be adjusted. Although Sony Walkman media players can run up to 45 hours on a fully charged battery depending on the model, a low battery can also interfere with sound adjustment. If there is insufficient volume, Sony provides ways to optimize your Walkman's sound output.
GPX MP3 players include two different modes. The GPX MP3 player can use either Microsoft’s Media Transfer Protocol or USB to interface with your computer. You can switch between the two modes to use the GPX with different applications on your computer. You can use Windows Media Player to download music to your device in MTP mode or switch to USB mode and use it like a normal USB storage device.
The National Library Service player is a talking digital audiobook player made available by the NLS for the blind, visually impaired and others. The player utilizes USB technology in several ways. You can listen to files pre-saved on NLS USB cartridges, or compatible files on a formatted commercial USB flash storage device. You can also attach a USB Assistive Technology device such as a keyboard or gamepad joystick to the side of the player to use as the controls for the player when listening to an audiobook on an NLS cartridge.
Apple designs devices so that all media is transferred through its iTunes program. Moving your media on iTunes from one computer to another, or from a computer to a device, is a relatively simple process that will free up precious hard drive space and make your library accessible on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch or a backup storage drive. However, if you find yourself unable to move all of your songs, books, games or TV shows, you will need to understand how iTunes stores media and chooses paths to find your material.
The RCA Opal is an MP3 player with a color screen and a scroll wheel control on the front of it. There is a separate button above and to the right of the scroll wheel that you use to turn the device on and off and to call up the menu. You use the scroll wheel to navigate the menu, controlling the device and choosing songs to play. Occasionally, the device might get stuck in the "initializing" phase of turning on. If it does, there are several things you can try.
A boombox is a portable stereo that usually contains a radio, a CD player and speakers. Sony Walkman MP3 players are also portable, because you can bring the device with you and listen to your tunes while you move about. Depending on the models, you may or may not be able to use these two types of devices together.
Most MP3 players have skip protection to enable songs to play all the way through. When your player starts skipping to the next song after only 10 seconds of play, it can indicate a problem with the hardware or the song files. Even if you don't have advanced technical skills, the problem is generally easy to fix.
You can purchase an adapter that will add Bluetooth capability to any MP3 player with a 3.5-mm TRS stereo headphone jack. While many MP3 players are not inherently capable of streaming music over Bluetooth, virtually every MP3 player has a traditional 3.5 mm headphone port. Many manufacturers make accessories that plug into the 3.5 mm port on your MP3 player and broadcast the audio signal wirelessly using Bluetooth. By using one of these adapters, you can use your Bluetooth headset to listen to music from your player.
While the SPI Slice Video MP3 player allows you to sync videos from your PC, the device supports only video files in MTV format. An MTV file, however, is a rare video format and isn't supported by most video conversion programs. To convert your videos to MTV files, use a conversion program such as iOrgSoft AMV Converter, Aiseesoft AMV Converter or Axara Video Converter. As of the time of publication, the average cost of these programs ranges from approximately $25 to $35. Each software company, however, offers a free trial version.
Sony's NWZ-E438F Walkman portable music player includes an equalizer function that alters the way that your music sounds. An equalizer raises the volume of certain frequencies in the audio while reducing others. Use the NWZ-E438F's equalizer, for example, to bring out the deep bass in a club track or to compensate for a pair of headphones that's lacking mid-range brightness. The NWZ-E438F uses an intuitive graphical menu system, which makes setting the equalizer a rapid and simple process.
The Creative ZEN Mozaic has a customizable menu instead of a one-size-fits-all menu. If you don’t use a function on your ZEN Mozaic’s menu, you can remove it. If you use another function all the time, you can place it at the top of the menu. Functions you almost never use can go at the bottom of the menu. You can also enable other functions that don’t appear on the default menu.
Rhapsody is free file management software that allows you to manage songs stored on your computer's hard drive. With a paid Rhapsody subscription, you also have unlimited access to more than 13 million of your favorite songs, from the latest artists. These songs can be played as much as you like, from your home computer or any remote computer that has Internet access. As a paying Rhapsody subscriber, you can also listen to and transfer Rhapsody songs to your Gigaware MP3 player. At the time of publication, a Rhapsody subscription costs $9.99 per month.
Creative ZEN Mozaic music players come with a variety of hidden menu options. If you’ve customized the menu and made these options available, your Creative ZEN Mozaic’s menu may be cluttered with too many options. You can reset the menu to its default state or hide specific menu options. With these menu options unavailable, scroll through the menu and access the options you use more quickly.
While Insignia TVs do not feature a dedicated MP3 connection, an adapter cable makes it possible to send the audio from your MP3 player's headphone jack to the inputs on the Insignia TV. Once connected to your TV, you can play the audio from the MP3 player through the Insignia's speakers.
The Hip Street HS-7334 is a 4 gigabyte MP3 player with video playback capability. The HS-7334 allows you to delete files individually through the File Browser function. If you have a lot of files, this can take some time. If you want to delete all the files on the player at the same time, format the player to completely clear its memory.
Many devices use Microsoft’s Media Transfer Protocol to synchronize with computers. Unlike standard USB mass storage devices, MTP devices don’t behave like USB flash drives. Windows Media Player includes built-in support for MTP devices and can synchronize media files to and from them. You can download MP3s to your portable music player, cellphone or other MTP device using Windows Media Player’s sync feature. The device appears in Windows Media Player when you connect it to your computer.
A Code 10 error is a device conflict error in the Windows Vista operating system. If a device on your computer yields a Code 10 error, it will not function properly. The Code 10 error is relatively common when a Sony MP3 Walkman is connected to a computer using the Windows Vista operating system. In many devices, the solution is to update the drivers or firmware of the device to improve compatibility. However, with the Sony MP3 Walkman, this is often not the case. Still, there is a workaround solution that doesn’t require any new software or updates that will…
The RCA Lyra portable media player features an internal lithium ion polymer rechargeable battery. The device automatically charges every time you attach it to your computer to add and remove music, videos and files. If you notice that your player is no longer holding a charge, you may have a faulty or dead battery. Replace the old battery with a new one to get your RCA Lyra working again.
Many times an MP3 player's headphone jack may act up and malfunction. This can be due to an object lodged inside the device, a build-up of dust or because the MP3 player believes that the headphones are not actually plugged in to the device. Either way, you can take several steps yto clean out the headphone jack and get things working again.
The Sansa e250 is part of the e200 series of MP3 players developed by Sandisk. The MP3 player uses Sandisk's proprietary firmware, but you can override the firmware to use a different software, such as RockBox, an open-source jukebox firmware. The RockBox system lets you install a custom operating system onto the player, complete with dozens of available themes.
MP5 player is a trade name that refers to all portable media player devices with a capability of playing music stored in MP3 format and also recording and playing videos on the screen. MP5 players support a wide range of file formats, unlike MP3 and MP4 players. Although MP5 players are equipped with a lot of features, they are not very expensive, as some cost as little as $30.
The Zen X-Fi2 from Creative is a touch-screen multimedia MP3 player that provides video and audio playback. In addition to the Crystalizer, which helps boost the quality of MP3s, an equalizer is included. Unlike the Crystalizer, which is accessed via the "X-Fi" icon on the main screen, the equalizer is hard to find. To access the equalizer, touch the appropriate menu icon while listening to music from your music library.
The RCA Jet S2001A digital audio player can experience issues with power and music playback that may make the player appear broken when it isn’t. It’s important to understand these issues to help prevent unnecessary or costly repair or replacement of the player. As you can only know if the player is broken by attempting to use it, you will need to familiarize yourself with both the player’s features and possible solutions to certain known power and music playback issues that can spring up from time to time.
The iPod is the most popular MP3 player on the market, with over 300 million units sold since the original iPod was introduced in 2001. Despite the market dominance of the iPod, other manufacturers do well with their competing devices. One such device is the iAudio media player by Cowon America. While some people may think that the two are compatible due to naming similarities, the iAudio is wholly separate from Apple and the iPod.
Windows Vista is compatible with RCA Opal MP3 players and can be used to sync media content such as music, pictures and videos via high-speed USB connections. However, the computer won't recognize the media player if the USB connection is faulty or improperly set. Windows Vista recognizes your player using one of two different connection modes, but when connection fails, there are several things you can do to improve the RCA-Opal-to-computer connection for media transfer.
Ematic MP3 players have a limited amount of space to store your audio, video and picture files. The amount of files you can store on your Ematic MP3 player is determined by the model, the types of files you are using, the length of the files and whether you are using a microSD card. Due to these variables, the amount of files an Ematic MP3 can hold varies from user to user.
The Element 4GB MP3 player with video playback is incompatible with iTunes. ITunes cannot sync content directly to the player because the device uses a firmware that isn't supported. Although Element 4GB MP3 cannot work with iTunes, as long as you have a compatible system and media files, upload your favorite content to your media player without the aid of third-party software.
When you have your entire music collection on your MP3 player, it's easy to connect it to your stereo when you want to listen to music around the house. Most MP3 players connect to the speakers via a cord between the headphone jack and the line-in jack, though some models may come with special stereo connections. If your system has an audible hum over the music, the problem might be with the connection, but it might also be with the stereo system itself.