2 principal ways to get music onto your player:
1, Take computer music files you already have and move them to your player. The easiest way: open the folder on your computer in which the music files are located; connect your Clip to your computer and open the Sansa Clip folder and then the Music subfolder; and then simply “drag and drop” your music folders or individual tunes (or copies of them, holding down the Ctrl key as you drag and drop) from your computer folder to your player Music folder.
2. “Rip” music from audio CDs you own into computer music files and then follow the above. You can buy music rippers at stores that sell software, the largest manufacturers being Roxio and Nero. But you can get free rippers on the Internet as well (do a search engine search for music rippers). If you’re on Windows, the Windows Media Player that likely came with your computer will rip for you as well. But you want to take a few minutes to read up on this, to set the various options–what type of computer files to create (e.g. MP3 (the most universal); WMA (Microsoft); WAV); what “quality” of rip to make (the better the quality, the greater the size of the file); etc. Also, when you rip music, you want to make sure that the “tags” are filled in: album, artist, year, genre, and song title information that gets appended to your music files . The player uses these to catalog the music so that you can choose it. Many rippers access a public database of this information via the Internet, almost automatically, to fill that information in–this saves time typing the information in. (Note that you need to make sure that the tag information also is present for music files you already own and are dragging onto your Clip, under no. 1 above–if it is not, you should add it through a file tag program or through Windows (right click on the file, properties, MP3 information).)
Sorry to make this more complex than you would like. It’s actualy simple, once you set the process up and do it a few times.
Here are some sources for ripping information:
I hope this helps.