How to Download Music to an MP3 Player
The MP3 player has effectively destroyed the need for CDs in order to listen to music. It is so much easier and convenient to carry a small, hand held MP3 player rather than a CD player with CDs around. However, because using an MP3 player is not as simple as using a CD player, it can confuse users. Downloading music to an MP3 player is very simple once the user understands how the MP3 player works.
An MP3 player is an external hard drive. In other words, it stores music that can be played when someone clicks the play button. Since the MP3 player is similar to an external hard drive, getting music to the MP3 player is as simple as copying files to a USB flash drive.
The first step to getting music onto an MP3 player is to download the music. It is important to download the song’s correct format. If the song is not in MP3 format (some can handle other formats), the MP3 player cannot play it.
Once the song is downloaded, locate it on the computer. It might be in a downloads, music, or any folder that the user’s music goes to when it is downloaded. Keep that folder open as the music will be transferred from one folder to another.
Now plug the MP3 player into the computer. When it loads, it should say so at the browser’s bottom right hand corner.
Go to Start and click Computer. This will open up a list of hard drives (D and C will appear there) . Click MP3 player folder.
Drag the downloaded music files into the MP3 folder. Locate the other songs before transferring the music. If the MP3 player is new, put music in different folders and power up the MP3 player. When the MP3 player recognizes certain songs, determine the folder the songs are in and transfer all songs to that folder.
When all the songs are on the MP3 player, disconnect and start using it.