I had my initial problem with inserting the SD card (Slotradio) and subsequent locking up fixed, so here are a few observations and questions. And many THANKS to those who take time to answer here!
On my 80s-90s SlotRadio card, my wife noted that, even in the short time she listened to each playlist, that she was getting a few of the same songs in each playlist. All I could tell her is that I would still assume there are approx. 1000 songs total, even though some might be in more than one playlist?
When I did my initial download into internal memory, there was some other stuff that windows had in my playlist that went in to the MP3 player that will NOT delete. The files are labelled “WMPAUD” followed by a number, there are about 7 of them. If I try to stop the play so I can delete them, they go through the series of numbers until it goes to the first “real” song and plays that. Is this something I need to be concerned with?
My wife bought me a combination FM converter/charger to use in my truck and I used that today. The instructions for the converter does say the player volume needs to be very high (80 to 90% I think it says), so I did that and I still need to have my truck radio almost maxed out to get the volume I need, which results in some hissing and other odd noises between tracks on the MP3 palyer, is this normal? (First MP3 player, first FM converter, first LOT of things for me here).
One last one for now, on the freebie 30 days that I get with the player for Rhapsody (I assume that’s what the mini-disc is for that came with the player, I haven’t tried it yet) does anyone know, will that be for any amount of MP3s I want to download for 30 days or some limit on the number?
“On my 80s-90s SlotRadio card, my wife noted that, even in the short time she listened to each playlist, that she was getting a few of the same songs in each playlist. All I could tell her is that I would still assume there are approx. 1000 songs total, even though some might be in more than one playlist?”
I don’t have the 80-90s card but have the Oldies card. Some songs are on more than one channel on the card.
I did a search of WMPAUD as I didn’t know it it is. It seems like it may be some sample music from Windows Media Player?
FM transmitters vary in quality. It is also depends on using frequencies that have no interference in your area.
Perhaps you might get better results setting the transmitter and the car stereo to a different frequency?
As to Rhapsody: I believe that you can eat all you want. But note: at the end of the free trial or your subscription, the songs no longer will be playable–that’s “how they get you.” (In other words, even though you’ve downloaded the songs, they are not playable if your subscription is not active.)
Really, even if they are downloaded into my player?
"Really, even if they are downloaded into my player? "
Of course. Otherwise everyone would download everything the first month then quit.
Is that ever weird, man I am way behind the curve. Just how in the heck can they disappear from the player once downloaded? Or does it do it somehow when you connect to the computer after the “expiration date”. Maybe I should stick with cassette tapes and CD’s…:smileyvery-happy:
Thanks to all the guru’s here, really appreciate you guys.
Boy, that’s one crappy deal, heck in that case I’d probably do “XM radio” rather than an mp3 player (IF that’s all I could do was like Rhapsody does).
I guess I can sign up for the 30 days, and look for ones that say “OK to Burn” or whatever that message was(whatever I can download and keep).
Rent MP3’s, just great…
But I have over 400 songs now from the types of sources you’ve listed, mostly from my own CDs and Amazon (they make it so easy to buy from them, and it’s hard to find really cheap downloads (unless someone has suggestions), I don’t think I’ve bought one for under 99 cents, and usually if it’s less than that it’s 89 and I might have seen a couple things at 79 cents, but that’s it. Per song I think you can get it cheaper by buying an album, but I find I typically don’t like very many songs on the same album, very rare for me to download more than 2 or 3 off one album.
I don’t do Rhapsody, but the economics are interesting, and favorable for some people: pay the equivalent of around 1 CD a month, and get an unlimited supply of music.
Rhapsody is interesting for those who want to experiment with music they haven’t heard yet and who like to change their music frequently. I guess the music industry feels that Rhapsody helps increase sales of online music as people will want to buy their favorite songs from Rhapsody and have them permanently and at a higher bitrate. With new music though, some might be content “renting” it from Rhapsody rather than buying it. I wonder how much new music is on Rhapsody(I have never tried it).
I’m a happy Rhapsody user – their catalog seems pretty broad to me, with most of what I’m looking for – but certainly lots of stuff isn’t there too.
I probably have well over 100 albums from Rhapsody on my Clip.
(Just a thought on the expiration: what if you transfer files to your Clip, and then set the Clip’s date back? That used to work for software – it does seem like an obvious plug to fill, but who knows…)
In any case, I find it to be a great way to explore lots of music.
What if, say, you never SET the date on your player??? Not that anyone would,um, not do that, eheeemmmmm…