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Transferring Music to MP3 Players

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Lamar Stonecypher•updated: 6/22/2009

So, you just got a spanking new MP3 player and you don't know how to start using it? First thing you need to do of course is to load it with you music files. Here are the steps on how to transfer music from computer to MP3 player

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    Quick Guide to Transferring Music from Computer to MP3 Players

    Today, transferring music from your computer to your MP3 player has become an easier task than before. While most MP3 players come preloaded with music management software that would make the task easier for you, there are some mp3 players which don't give you the same. The best they could offer is a device driver that is automatically triggered the moment you plug-in your MP3 player to your computer's USB slot.

    Luckily for all of us, today's MP3 players support USB 2.0 connectivity which lets your computer easily identify and install a device driver for your MP3 player so that you computer recognizes it immediately. Once you've connect your MP3 player to your computer and your computer recognizes it, you need to do two things depending on the MP3 player that you have. Some MP3 players come with built-in music management software which helps you convert your various music files into MP3 format, while some other MP3 players expect that you have your music files converted to MP3 format already.

    Moving to the next step in transferring your music from your computer to MP3 player, you need to identify the source of your music files. If you have converted your CD collection into MP3 format, you just need to identify the file directory where it resides on your computer. If you haven't converted your CD collection into MP3 formats, you would have to find software that will do the job for you.

    As soon as you have your MP3 files ready and you have successfully connected your mMP3 player to your computer, take note of which drive your PC has assigned to your MP3 player. Normally, your PC would tag your MP3 player as a removable disk in a way similar to how it shows USB Flash drives.

    The next step would be to locate the MP3 files on your PC and' when you've found it, select the MP3 files and then either drag and drop them to MP3 player subdirectory or press control+C to copy the files, then select your MP3 player and press control+V to paste the files onto the MP3 directory.

    After copying all the files, disconnect your MP3 player from your PC. Turn on your MP3 player, put on your earphones, and enjoy listening to your favorite MP3 songs.

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