New Zip owner, few questions

Hi all, my Clip+ seemingly has bit the dust 9have been at the Clip+ forum and yeah I think it’s not going to come back. It is a few years old, so time for an update anyways, and probably can’t complain about the durability of the Clip+, so bought a 4gb Clip Zip on sale at Radio Shack for $40.

On the Clip+ I never really cared for the preloaded SDs (Slotradio or whatever). Many of the songs were concert versions and it didn’t really work out like I thought it would. Although it was my first MP3 player and it has worked out for me, like most people, in getting my own music. I never thought I’d come CLOSE to getting 4gb worth of songs! But the Clip+ was about full!

So here are a few questions:

I have the mini CD for Rhapsody. I haven’t bought from Rhapsody but I have been there before. Typicaly I am getting music on to WMP through various sources, such as Amazon, so all my music now is on WMP. I do have that free $10 credit. Will the music just load in to my WMP and on to my Clip if I go ahead with this? Just don’t want to lose what I have of course (want to get the music loaded in here shortly as i use the MP3 player to help sleep. I do have a form of tinnitus which is aided by soothing music or background noise, but my wife doesn’t want to hear it, so this is why I got in to mp3 players).

Another question is my wife and I do share my mp3 player when we walk, we just share ear buds like you see kids do, kind of cute I guess. But she has her kind of music she likes. My idea is getting a blank sd card with just her stuff on it (granted she could just buy her own mp3 player). Now my computer doesn’t have any SD slots at all, of any size (radio shack was trying to sell me an adapter). So can a blank SD card have music loaded in to it through the player? Or can I get some sort of device that would plug in to one of my USB ports that a miniSd card can go in to?

Oh last question, will the couple Slotradio cards I have work in my Zip if i do want to listen to them?

Gilly

@gilly wrote:

Hi all, my Clip+ seemingly has bit the dust 9have been at the Clip+ forum and yeah I think it’s not going to come back. It is a few years old, so time for an update anyways, and probably can’t complain about the durability of the Clip+, so bought a 4gb Clip Zip on sale at Radio Shack for $40.

 

It might surprise you. Leave it alone for a few days and come back to it; it might just spring back to life. Believe it or not, we’ve heard of this several times before.

@gilly wrote:

 

Another question is my wife and I do share my mp3 player when we walk, we just share ear buds like you see kids do, kind of cute I guess.

If you say so . .  and are satisfied in listening to only half the music. Why not get your wife her own player? If your Clip+ comes back to life, you can give it to her.

@gilly wrote:

 

My idea is getting a blank sd card with just her stuff on it (granted she could just buy her own mp3 player). Now my computer doesn’t have any SD slots at all, of any size (radio shack was trying to sell me an adapter). So can a blank SD card have music loaded in to it through the player? Or can I get some sort of device that would plug in to one of my USB ports that a miniSd card can go in to?

 

You don’t need any adaptor. You can load the card while it’s plugged into the player.

@gilly wrote:

 

Oh last question, will the couple Slotradio cards I have work in my Zip if i do want to listen to them?

 

Yes.

Thanks much for the reply. Can I get a seperate WMP in my computer to put her songs in? Seems like it would be easier than trying to sync just her songs to another player. Good suggestion, I will leave it. I was charging it and it seemed like it was hot, not extremely but that I feel it was charging. Now it doesn’t when it is plugged in, but then again it’s probably charged.

Note that you don’t need to use WMP to load your player–you simply can copy and paste (or drag and drop) the files you want into the Clip’s Music folder–it’s that easy!   :slight_smile:

With Windows Media Player,  you have many options for storing your music.  I prefer to place the entire library under WiMP, as you can simply choose which albums or tracks you would like on each device manually, by picking from the entire library.

There is a playlist function in WiMP that allows you to build specific groups of tracks, and it’s a snap to send a playlist to any device should you be in the mood.

WiMP remembers the specifics of each device, and blends with the device connected.  I interchange a whole collection of devices with it.  Many folks get confused with the AutoSync function.  It’s simplest to drag your desired tracks to the Sync list on the right after clicking on the Sync tab.  It’s important that you think of the Sync tab for what it actually is, a list of tracks you would like to send to the device.  Using the sync function manually is probably the easiest way to go.  After selecting a list of desired tracks, all you need to is click the Start Sync button, and those tracks are sent to the device.

Automatic synchronization is handy if you routinely update podcasts and such.   In this case, the Set Up Sync function is used, but it does have a little learning curve.  In the setup list, be sure to uncheck the thinks you do not want on the device, starting with the “all music” listing.  This single item is the one item that Microsoft should have opted “off” by default, but that’s the way they made it.

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

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