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Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-22-2009

Itunes to Sansa Fuze

How can I get my Itunes to load into the Sansa? WMP is easy, but I can't figure out Itunes.
SanDisk User
Posts: 49
Registered: ‎05-16-2009

Re: Itunes to Sansa Fuze

I got the same kinda of question.

 

How do I get my Sansa fuze to show up on itunes?

 

Newbie
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎11-29-2009

Re: Itunes to Sansa Fuze

All you have to do is download this > http://download.cnet.com/iTunes-Agent/3000-2140_4-10793356.html

Install it. Put your Fuze on MSC mode. Go to preferences or set up a new device on the program, can't remember wicth one, and Go through the setup for it. start putting songs in the playlist on itunes the program created, right click on the icon on the bottom right, By the clock NOT iTunes. It wont act like a ipod, but you'll get the picture.

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-22-2009

Re: Itunes to Sansa Fuze

I tried to download this twice and something just isn't working. It keeps giving me errors (did not intialize).
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,951
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Itunes to Sansa Fuze

iTunes is made to work with those doPi players you may have heard about. The program linked looks like someone's homemade workaround.

 

You're probably better off using Windows Media Player (which the Sansa was designed to work with, like iTunes with iPod) with the Fuze in MTP mode (Settings/System Settings/USB Mode) or Media Monkey ( www.mediamonkey.com ) with the Fuze in MSC mode.

 

iTunes puts all your music in a folder somewhere (you can find where under Edit/Preferences/Advanced). Just point WMP or Media Monkey to that folder. 

 

And note: If your music is in Apple's own formats, like .m4a or .aac, it is not going to play on the Fuze until you convert to mp3. You can do the conversion with iTunes.  .mp3 plays everywhere, of course.

Newbie
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎11-29-2009

Re: Itunes to Sansa Fuze

Hey, just my suggestion. Works for me fine though.
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-29-2016

Re: Itunes to Sansa Fuze

This would be fantastic if i wasn't using a Mac!!! T_T

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,951
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Itunes to Sansa Fuze

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Apple wants to lock you into using its dopI players. So you have to do some workarounds.

 

 

With a Mac, set the Sansa's USB Mode (Settings/System Settings/USB Mode) to MSC. 

 

Go to the album you want to put on the Sansa. Open it in iTunes, highlight all the files, right-click on them and Create MP3 Version. 

 

You may also need to make the ID3 tags (labels in the files for Artist, Album, etc.)  more compatible with Sansa. Apple and Windows use different codes to display letters and numbers, so files tagged by the Mac may display weird characters on the Sansa. 

 

The free tagging software http://kid3.sourceforge.net/ can save tags in ID3v2.3 ISO-8859-1, which is the format the Sansa likes. You can also change the track numbers with it. On an album with 10 tracks, iTunes tags them 1/10, 2/10, etc. Sansa reads those as 110, 210, etc. Kid3 can change them to 01, 02, 03, which the Sansa prefers. 

 

Then find the mp3s of the album and cut-and-paste them onto the Sansa. 

 

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Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎07-16-2016

Re: Itunes to Sansa Fuze

You can't directly important the disk to iTunes. However, you can add music folder to iTunes.