I need some help, if I may. I have a Zune and not an iPod. How do you transfer music to a memory card and convert to mp3?
I downloaded songs onto a disc, then transferred then onto the 1gb memory card. I made a folder called Music. Then I made sub-folders called Music1, Music2, Music3, an Music4.
When I plug the memory card into the 760, it says it is looking for mp3 files.
What have I done wrong and can it be done from a Zune like it can from an iPod? I am learning.
Thanks for all the great tips
Well Bob it seems you made two mistakes. The first in buying a Zune instead of an iPod and the second mistake was not taking it back to the store, (it may not be too late).
Sorry, but I couldn't resist saying that.
You may be right there. I got it for a gift last year. Darn the luck
You got a GREAT device and don't think for a second that you got something less for not having an iPod. We have both in the family and the Zune rocks! Moving music over to an SD has issues with either one. For example all the music my wife buys online must be at the iTune store and can ONLY be played on the PC or the iPod and could NEVER be moved over to the SD for playing on my nuvi.
In case you aren't aware there is an free update available from Microsoft for Zune Software if you haven't gotten it in the last month.
You can get your Zune Device firmware updated too to the latest v2.3
That put aside moving music files is a simply copying the files from your PC over to the SD card. However If you kept default settings on the Zune software when ripping CD's it made the music files in Microsoft's WMA format which the 760 won't play which is why you saw the message "Searching for mp3's"
I suggest you change the Zune software settings to re-rip your CD's as mp3 and then just move the files over again like you did.
Here is the link to the Zune support discussion boards if you have more questions
Thanks. I have really enjoyed it, but I am just learning how to really use it. How do you change the settings to rip in mp3?
OK, 2.3 is on
all the music my wife buys online must be at the iTune store and can ONLY be played on the PC or the iPod and could NEVER be moved over to the SD for playing on my nuvi.
Tell her she can burn the iTune store music to a CD, then rip the CD as mp3's. She can then put the MP3's wherever she'd like.
Media Monkey is also a great and easy to use program to manage your song files.
Click on the setting tabs at the top and look for the header "Rip". Then just check the MP3 button. Then everything you rip will be in the right format. I agree with MM Media Monkey is an excellent program to manage your music, but the Zune software works fine after you get it set-up.
Now that is a good tip!
Thank you. I will give it a try
I have a first generation Zune 30 and Love it! I bought my wife a 2nd gen 8 gb last December and she loves it!
I have ripped all of my collection as .wma, so I do have to convert to play on my nuvi 660. That being said, I drove from Seattle to San Francisco recently and could not get through all of the music loaded onto the nuvi
For some reason, it is copying to the 2 gb SD as a .cda file. I thought I said to burn in mp3. Am I doing something wrong, evidentally? I will get this down yet.
.cda is a cd media file format. Your burner software will convert to this fomat if you choose to create a music CD. You can not simply copy from a music CD to your sd card. You must first rip the cd to a temporary folder on your pc, then copy it to the sd card.
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