Mac help

I bought my mom a sansa fuze for Christmas and tried putting songs on it and it won’t read them. I read the list below and saw a posting about putting the music in MP3 format, however I already have an ipod for myself and am worried new songs won’t be compatable in MP3 format. Also I already have songs in itunes that are in AAC format. Any ideas?

It seems like though the box said Mac Compatible, it is a far stretch from being easy to use or setup for a non techie.

I figured out how to import a CD on ITunes and convert it to a mp3. Then copy it over to the Fuze.

But my issue is when I copy a song or album over, when I turn on the Fuze, it shows duplicate songs and the duplicates are in the Unreconizable folder and do not work.

This can get VERy confusing. Anyone have any ideas on how to import mp3 on a mac without getting these ghost / duplicate files???

If I cant figure it out, I guess I will try to return this and get an IPod. No use to me like this.

Please help. I want to keep this player.

UPDATE 12/23 - The link mentioned in this post worked great. Issue is resolved! 

Message Edited by thegaspar on 12-23-2008 07:49 PM

@beccaboop wrote:
I bought my mom a sansa fuze for Christmas and tried putting songs on it and it won’t read them. I read the list below and saw a posting about putting the music in MP3 format, however I already have an ipod for myself and am worried new songs won’t be compatable in MP3 format. Also I already have songs in itunes that are in AAC format. Any ideas?

You’ll have to convert the AAC files to mp3 format to use them with the Fuze.  According to Apple’s specifications page, the iPod Nano will support mp3 files: “Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.”  I think I’ve heard that iTunes will convert files from AAC to mp3 format but I don’t recall the details.  I think you have to select the files to be converted and then bring up the context menu (right-click on Windows; something else on Mac).

See http://guyscharf.wordpress.com/mp3-on-macintosh/ for a description of how to get an mp3 player like the Fuze to work with the Macintosh.

This resolved the issue. Thanks so much!!!