I have searched this forum for info on using a SanDisk Fuze with a Mac. While there are many postings, they seem to contain contradictory info. Likewise at Best Buy - answer depends on who you ask! I am hoping someone can tell me if I can do what I want to do with a Fuze on a Mac.
I want to use the Fuze primarily for pictures, like a high quality photo keychain. They would be jpeg files, in either iPhoto or my Canon Image Browser software. I am not interested in movies and videos. I would use it for music, and realize that I would need to save my song files in iTunes as mp3 files, which I know how to do. I do see that I would have to use the Fuze in “MSC Mode”, which apparently means I can drag and drop the files, but can’t use iTunes to manage the files. Nor, of course, can I use the req’d version of Media Player on my Mac. I could use the FM tuner I’m sure.
I am running Mac OS 10.4.11. Some posts seem to say that 10.5 works but 10.4 doesn’t, for example.
Can I do this? Is it problem free and fairly straightforward? Are the files easy to find to drag and drop? Will the Fuze show up on my desktop without doing fancy stuff? Or is my best path just to bite the bullet and buy an iPod at twice the price?
Thanks ahead of time.