I am totally unable to download a cd and get it to work. This thing is a pice of junk!
trying to get this thing to work.
As a general matter, you can’t just transfer a CD (at least, an audio CD) to the Clip and then play it. Rather, an audio CD needs to be converted–ripped–to a computer format first, such as the MP3 format, the WMA format, etc., and then you can transfer the music files to your Clip to play. Free CD rippers such as CDex and Windows Media Player can be used.
In the alternative, you can obtain your music in computer format to begin with, such as from Amazon.com. In that case, you simply need to place the files on your player tp play.
Hope this helps. If not, perhaps you can explain exactly what you are doing, for others to see if they can help.
The Clip works; and well.
And by the way: have you read the manual? http://www.sandisk.com/media/327475/CLIP+_UM_0809_ENG+090309.pdf
You can learn more about ripping audio CDs at the link below.
Thanks for help. I have IMac and am dragging songs from I tunes to the Sansa Chip on desktop. Not doing rocketscience. The songs then show up on the Chip + window and don’t play.
iTunes uses a proprietary format that the Clip+ doesn’t play, but in the iTunes software, you should be able to convert it to MP3 format which is readable by non-iPod players. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1550
A how-to from the Sandisk Knowledge Base…
And again, the manual, which notes the file formats the Clip+ will play (as well as other useful information): http://www.sandisk.com/media/327475/CLIP+_UM_0809_ENG+090309.pdf
Found the solution to the problem. Fairly easy once I found out where to go. I tried to download the change m4a format to mp3 format. This still didn’t work. For all people out there with a Mac, here is the easy solution. If you go to Preference in itunes, then advanced settings, you can choose what format you would like to change your music fills to. It does make a second copy of the song so you need to check which format to drag to the Sansa. Good to go after that. My (very) skeptical computer mind is somewhat relieved that the problem can be solved.
If you go to Preference in itunes, then advanced settings, you can choose what format you would like to change your music fills to. It does make a second copy of the song so you need to check which format to drag to the Sansa.
It’s preferable that a converted copy of the original file is made instead of changing it. That way if you don’t like or need the converted files, they can always be deleted and you will still have the original music. I keep my original song files as archives and, being in FLAC format, I can change it to any bitrate of mp3 that I want.
I can get my cd’s to load onto my imac, in I tunes, but I can’t get them to sync to my sansa clip. Thanks for any help.
Maybe this will help?