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My MP3 player is a camera -according to my computer


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« on: May 12, 2009, 03:26:44 pm »

This one has both Mrsp and myself perplexed.

I can't load any music onto my new Samsung U4 MP3 player because my computer thinks it is a camera and won't allow me to transfer any files to it.

The kids computer thinks it is a storage device and will easily transfer a file to it but I do want to load it on to that computer as it is short on memory.

The only difference between the two computers apart from memory capacity is the USB drive. The kids one has USB2 but ours, with an older mother board only has USB1.

Is there anyway we can convince the computer that it isn't a camera?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 03:44:19 pm »

SP - was there a program loaded onto the comp specifically for the MP3 player?
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 03:47:47 pm »

OOOO yer problem might be that your comp doesnt have USB2 - that makes it tricky.

Only option might be OPEN WITH - if thats available.

Good luck.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 09:10:48 pm »

If only it was that easy.

All that the Open with... option gives me is a selection of picture editing or OCR programs.

Not one of the audio processing programs.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2009, 09:32:30 pm »

You can use the Open with... and choose show files.  Find the music library folder and transfer your music into there from your pc.   You should be able to drag and drop or click on the and COPY TO.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 10:39:12 am »

Yep that was going to be next --- open the file then add your music into the mp3 files.

Let us know how you go.

While looking around I found this if yer interested - theres quite a bit of free mp3 music around


http://beemp3.com/download.php?file=1191574&song=Housework

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 10:16:56 am »

It seems that I can't load files to a camera Angry
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 11:02:20 am »

is this what you are using? 


Have you installed anything pertaining to the mp3 on your computer?  like the disk that came with it?  If so uninstall and then just connect with the usb and see if the open file option comes up.   I am having issues with my sony cyber shot and my sony handcam and have uninstalled the soft ware and transfer files using this option now.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 11:18:40 am »

ok - I'll take a gander....
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009, 11:21:27 am »

Bout time you got here.     I'z all out of ideas.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 11:21:54 am »

On your little do-dakky player thing go -

System > PC Connection

Set it to be a USB storage device.

From that point on you should be able to copy any files over onto it you fancy.


Have fun!
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2009, 11:22:24 am »

lol... sorry - been a mad house around here lately!

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 11:25:43 am »

OK you are forgiven
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2009, 11:28:19 am »

Did that work?

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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2009, 11:30:22 am »

If not - try checking that it's been told that it's a MTP device.

In your settings somewhere you should find a setting for either Removable Disc or MTP - make sure that's set to MTP.
If it is and it's still not working - try it back the other way.

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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2009, 11:37:36 am »

And if none of that works then we could try upgrading the firmware - but we will need to know the EXACT make and model before we go heading down that path.

Another option also is to update your USB drivers - but once again I'll need to know your Operating System and Service Pack number on  your PC.


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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2009, 11:45:28 am »

Bout time you got here.     I'z all out of ideas.

Yeh how dare you bluther around without helping SP!!
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2009, 11:48:23 am »

Lol... I'm here I'm here!!

But now Sweetie's gotta get over here into this board as well otherwise this just isn't going to work!

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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2009, 01:06:02 pm »

ok, I got into System but there is no tab labled PC connection.

I did look at the hardware tab which pulls up a list and my mP3 player appears - under imaging devices Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2009, 01:16:04 pm »

Ok - I don't have a player here to play with - but could you please give me the exact model and make?


If it is the 'Samsung YP-U4' then PC connection should be under Settings.

Another thing to try is doing a reset - you should have a little hole in the back which you can stick something into which will reset the device back to factory settings. Even if this doesn't solve your problem then at least we both will know the current state of the player - which will help...

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« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2009, 01:21:14 pm »

ops...

Just noticed you said your machine has USB1.... one of the required functional spec's for your PC is USB2.
We may not be able to solve this without a hardware upgrade to your PC... it's just a PCI card though and it wont cost much (around $20).
Easy to install as well.


Did you install the Media Studio software which came with the player?

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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2009, 01:24:31 pm »

Here's a USB2 card for sale on TradeMe - $18 for Buy Now.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Other-PCI-cards/auction-218435429.htm

If your thinking you dont want to poke around inside your machine then I'm over that side of town later on today (around 3ish) - I could pop in and install it for you.

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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2009, 01:48:09 pm »

Yep - it is a Samsung YP-U4
We tried the reset on the weekend - didn't work.
I can't find anything called PC connections anywhere. Settings just brings up network connections, printers and faxes, start menu and task bar and control panel.

We can't put a USB2 card on the current motherboard. Usually using USB1 isn't a problem, things just run slower but I wonder if this device isn't reverse capatible.

Either way it is just a really silly annoying problem. I have no idea why the computer thinks it is a camera. Looking at the System > Hardware>Device lists on both computers there are quite a few differences, even to where and how the printer appears on the list, the computers share the same printer, keyboard, mouse and screen.
The kids computer is an almost bog standard Dell, Mr sp has upgraded the CD ROM drive and added a DVD burner. It is a couple of years newer than the mother board in ours. Ours just has a bigger processor, more RAM and two much bigger hard drives.

I can use the U4 on the kids machine, I just have to try and clear some space on their, now tiny, hard drive and load some music I want to listen to on. I didn't have to load any music onto our computer because mr sp and I have similar tastes. I can only handle sp1's girl band music in small doses. there is only so much Veronicas, Highschool Musical, Hillary Duff and Miley Cyrus I can take.
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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2009, 01:57:28 pm »

"there is only so much Veronicas, Highschool Musical, Hillary Duff and Miley Cyrus I can take" - pmsl - I can sooo relate!!


Hey - this menu I was talking about - it's the menu on your player you clown!
Not the PC! lol.

Follow these steps:... on your player.

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Note: 'enter' key refers to the center primary button - the action button.

1: Press and hold the back arrow to move to the main menu screen.

2: Tap the [Left, Right] button to select <Settings> and tap the 'enter' key.
The <Settings> menu appears.

3: Tap the [Up, Down] button to select <System> and tap the 'enter' key.
The <System> menu appears.

4: Use the [Up, Down] button and the 'enter' key to set functions.


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« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2009, 03:04:34 pm »

Never thought of that.

WWOOOOOHOOOOOO

I has music! Good stuff like Queen and some Gordan Lightfoot etc.

I knew I had to be missing something simple. The big laugh is Mr sp missed it as well.

Now to see if I can get some earphones that fit my tiny ears  Cheesy and convert some of my CDs to MP3.
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