This is my first mp3 player that isn’t an iPod, so I’m having some trouble as you can imagine.
I have songs that are DRM protected from iTunes and they play on my Sansa Fuze+… only if I add them onto the player using Windows Media Player.
My problem is that I have more songs than will fit on my player, but it also has an 8GB microSD card. Windows Media Player recognizes the Sansa and the microSD as separate “drives” to place music onto, so when I try to sync all my music, it stops when it fills the 8GB on the player and doesn’t continue to sync what’s left onto the 8GB microSD.
I’m wondering if there is a way that I can set it to do so, because otherwise there is no way to track what music has been loaded onto the player and what hasn’t; which is an issue since Windows Media Player takes about an hour (I am not making this up) to load all of my songs onto my player.
I’m open to other suggestions of programs to use to sync music to my Sansa (barring that I won’t get to listen to my protected music unless I load that on using Windows Media Player somehow) as well. Hopefully there’s something I can use to sync all of my music that will fill the 8GB on the player and then go on to place the rest of my music onto the microSD card.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
My songs are all unprotected, so I use Windows Explorer to copy and paste them to my players using msc mode. Since you have protected music, you need to use mtp mode and a media player like Windows Media Player.
You can use Windows Media Player to manually copy the songs to your player. That way you can choose exactly what is going on your player, and what is going in main memory, and what is going on card memory. Imo it is always best to put protected music in main memory when possible to avoid potential issues. Some protected music such as subscription music might not even be playable from card memory.
Did you ever find a way to have Windows Media Player recognize the internal storage card is full and automatically begin syncing the rest of your music to your external storage card? I’m experiencing the same issue. I realize that I can manually copy the music to each card but it would be so much easier if Windows Media Player (or some other software package) would do this for you.
There is no way to do this since the internal memory and external memory card are 2 physically different locations. You have to tell WMP (or any other program for that matter) what folders, files, songs, etc. you want synced to what memory location.
Windows Media Player recognizes the Internal and External memories, both as separate devices when synchronizing your music to the Fuze. If you click on the sync tab at the top, you’ll first see the internal memory in the upper right corner.
Click on the next device button just below the Fuze. Windows Media Player can then transfer media to the external card. WiMP is making the transfer through the Fuze to the mounted card, so protected media (DRM) can be transferred to the card as well.
In a mass transfer (a large group of albums or tracks), WiMP doesn’t automatically begin filling the card,once the internal memory is full, though it would have been a logical thing for Microsoft to have anticipated. You must manually click on Next Device, and select the card first. Tehn go ahead and continue adding your collection to the card.