I have used Media Player, Real Player, and Windows XP explorer. None of them seem all that reliable. I get various errors when updating files on the Sansa.
*Real Player allows me to sync most files, but often I get an error message on the Sansa when trying to play purchased files. Something to the effect of “please syncronize your files to maintain your subscription” or something of that verbage.
*Windows Media Player gives me the most headaches telling me that nearly 1/2 of the files on my PC or laptop are not supported file types and refuses to load them onto my Sansa…even though they are MP3 files that I own the rights to.
*using windows XP pro, I can manually drag and drop all my files to the sansa but for some reason my purchased music loads on and you can see the files in explorer…but then when you disconnect the sansa they will not show up in the list. Plug it back in to the PC or laptop and you can see the files are there, but it is as if the Sansa doesn’t recognize these files have been loaded. All the songs that I have ripped from my CD collection show up and play with no problems. This happens mostly with music purchased from Real Networks.
What is more frustrating is that I have the same music files on my PC and Laptop (save for about 20 or so protected files that I cant share back and forth), and some of the files will sync fine from the laptop, and some will not. Same problem with the PC but with a different set of files.
I feel like there is some trick to this trade that I don’t understand. Is this a problem with my Sansa, or with my software on my computers? :robotsad:
PS: I have tried syncing files in MSC and Auto Detect mode. Same problems either way.