12-22-2008 08:56 PM
It seems like though the box said Mac Compatible, it is a far stretch from being easy to use or setup for a non techie.
I figured out how to import a CD on ITunes and convert it to a mp3. Then copy it over to the Fuze.
But my issue is when I copy a song or album over, when I turn on the Fuze, it shows duplicate songs and the duplicates are in the Unreconizable folder and do not work.
This can get VERy confusing. Anyone have any ideas on how to import mp3 on a mac without getting these ghost / duplicate files???
If I cant figure it out, I guess I will try to return this and get an IPod. No use to me like this.
Please help. I want to keep this player.
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12-22-2008 09:10 PM
Did you read the other threads here about using a Fuze on a Mac? The main points seem to be to set the Fuze on MSC mode, make sure your music is in mp3 format, then just copy the files to the player's music folder as you would copy any other files from one drive to another. Don't use itunes to transfer the music.
12-23-2008 01:12 AM
Your problem is that you used the Finder to copy files to the player. That creates the "duplicate" files which are really files containing Finder metadata. They drive the players nuts.
I wrote a web page describing this problem and how to get an mp3 player like the Fuze to work with the Mac. See http://guyscharf.wordpress.com/mp3-on-macintosh/ for details.
12-23-2008 06:06 PM - edited 12-23-2008 07:50 PM
Yes, I did read those posts. I forgot to mention that I did switch modes and still the same issue.
It sounds like this link provided in another post may be the best info I have seen so far for a mac user. I am going to try it and post an update later this week.
It seems like some advice comes from people without a mac and this can cause confusion as well.
Thanks to all who posted. More to come after I follow the direction at http://guyscharf.wordpress.com/mp3-on-macintosh/
UPDATE - The above link provides a wonderful explaination, eay steps, and link to software to assist. Wonderful. Issue is now resolved.
Message Edited by thegaspar on 12-23-2008 07:50 PM
03-27-2009 03:09 PM
To deal with files without getting "ghost" files I would recommend using this soft to find duplicate mp3. Actually it has many functions and capabilities so you'll be able to manage your problem. At least it helped me...
01-03-2010 02:43 PM
12-28-2012 11:26 PM
It is better to use tidy up for mac that is an effective duplicate file finder. it will solve this issue of removing duplicate music files too.