Help With 30-Day Free Music Trial

 The SanDisk Sansa music player is designed to work with music services allowing you to download tracks directly to the Sansa.  To sign up for a free 30-day trial and take advantage of one of these services, follow these simple instructions.  

First, lets make sure we meet all of the minimum system requirements…

System Requirements

Windows Vista or XP (32-bit versions only)

Pentium III 1.0 GHz or better

128 MB of RAM

380 MB available hard disk space (Note: This is space needed for installation. Additional space will be needed for downloading music files.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, JavaScript/Active Scripting enabled

Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher

16-bit display recommended, 256-color display required

Broadband Internet connection recommended

1024 x 768 display resolution recommended, 800 x 600 required

Sound card

Speakers and/or headphones

Once you are sure you meet the minimum system requirements, lets proceed with the following steps:

Click on the link to go to the Rhapsody free 30 day offer page. 30 Day Free Trial
Under Create Account, choose the option for New Customer and enter your email address and a password of your choice.
A Thank You page will now appear, and it will provide you a button to download the latest version of the Rhapsody Media Manager.

Message Edited by MrSmileyFace on 04-24-2008 01:00 PM

Message Edited by SansaMe on 04-30-2008 01:27 PM

Message Edited by SansaMe on 04-30-2008 01:28 PM

Message Edited by SansaMe on 04-30-2008 01:28 PM

it keeps asking me for my credit card information now is it supposed to do that??

Your credit card # is needed to set up your account, free trial or not. If you decide you don’t like the service you can cancel within the 30-day trial period and your credit card won’t be charged. But they make it easy (for them) by already having your acct. info so they can charge you on Day 31, hoping you have forgotten to cancel and that you decide to stay subscribed.

This, of course is “all for your convenience”! :wink:

oh ok thank you :slight_smile:

um wat about the software with it I click troubleshoot and it says that something is blocking it virus scan, fire wall, and or parental settings, ETC…We have tried exitin out of all these things wats wrong? :frowning:

tapeworm is wrong you don’t need a credit card to use 30 day trial its free for 30 days

Rhapsody for Linux System Requirements

Regional Requirements
Rhapsody is only available to users in the United States at this time.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Linux Fedora Core 4 and SuSe 9.3 and above
  • Firefox version 1.5 and above
  • glibc (gnu C library) version 2.3 and above
  • 350MHz Intel Pentium II processor or equivalent
  • 64MB of RAM
  • 4.5 MB available disk space
  • 16-bit sound card and speakers

Plug-In Required
You will be prompted to download the Rhapsody plug-in when you attempt to play music from

I signed up for the 30 day free trial (which does require a credit card number) and downloaded some music into my library. If I try and drop the music into my Clip, I am told that I have to purchase the music. Shouldn’t I be able to get this music on my player as part of the subscription?

Thank you.

If you are prompted to purchase the music, after signing in, it may be that the Clip is in MSC mode.  The Sansa needs to be in MTP mode to handle the WMDRM transfers with their license data.

Look at the Clip in Rhapsody.  If it appears in capital letters as E: SANSA CLIP for example, the device is in the wrong mode.

On the device (once unplugged), go to Settings > USB Mode > MTP and plug in again.

The Clip will appear now as Sansa Clip 4GB for example.  Right click on the Clip, and select Authorize.

Once authorized, you can drag and drop your favorite music to the device.


Indeed. That was the issue.


OK I’m 14yrs old and I don’t have a credit card,neither does my mom what am I supposed to do about the 30day trail.Should I just let it go to waste??? I don’t have the MP3 yet. Is This Going To Be aproblem in the future??? Please HELP!!!
Message Edited by Weather_God on 04-24-2009 05:19 PM

Message Edited by Weather_God on 04-24-2009 05:19 PM

No need to yell–you’re ok.  You don’t need to activate the trial at all–a Rhapsody subscription isn’t needed to operate the Clip.  Rhapsody is simply an option, for those who want (and can pay for) a music subscription service.  You still can drag and drop your non-subscription music (from CDs, Internet sources, etc.) to your Clip, and play it. 

Thanks…This is the fastest response i’ve ever gotten!!!

@weather_god wrote:
Thanks…This is the fastest response i’ve ever gotten!!!

Folks are really great about that around here. :slight_smile:

Can you please give some examples and how to do them. Limewire doesn’t even have my favorite band.

I need help…

In the long run, you’re far better off loading the CDs from your favorite bands rather than trying to find them on a P2P site.  Try a reputable source like Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody, and others, even check your favorite band’s website for downloads.

With peer networks, you have no guarantees of just what you’re getting.

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

@weather_god wrote:

Can you please give some examples and how to do them. Limewire doesn’t even have my favorite band.


I need help…

“How to do them”–sorry, not sure what you mean … 

You can rip music from CDs you have, and then transfer them to your Clip.  Rippers are freely available, for free, on the Internet (do a search on rippers, here (search box upper left) or on the Internet); I use CDex, which has a small learning curve (read the help files) but then works easily.  Or you can download music and then also put it on your Clip.  Note:  the Clip does not do aac files (the format iTunes defaults to).

To get the music files on your Clip, you simply can drag and drop the files to your Clip (the Clip’s Music folder is a good place to store them, to help organization) or you can copy and paste–easy.

SO do I have to but the Cd’s or can i get the song 4 free?

Well, they generally frown on people taking CDs out of the store without buying them first, so, yes, you probably have to buy them.

There are places to download music for free, legally.  Check the Off Topic boards, I believe there are some threads there about free, legal download sites.

SRRY if I’m being a bother but I couldn’t find any good ones. Any suggestions ?