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Offline OniyaTopic starter

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Need recommendation on an MP3 player
« on: December 31, 2015, 12:53:17 PM »
Anyone know of a good MP3 player that isn't too expensive?

Little Oni got an MP3 player for Christmas.  She has two digital-download albums that we purchased for her.  She wants to play the songs in a certain order.  Sounds easy, right?  Sounds like something that any MP3 player should be able to accomplish, right?  WRONG!

First thing we tried:  Under the 'Music' menu was a Create Playlist option.  Gives a screen that says 'Creating Playlist', with no option after that to select songs.

So, we emailed customer support.  They said we needed to use the EasyRIP software included with the device, and gave instructions on how to make a playlist.  Installed that, set up the playlist, copied it to the device.  It still didn't play in order.  I told the email-tech this, and was told to call the 800 number.

So, I called the 800 number.  I barely got the model number out when the tech on the other end identified my problem - apparently, the RCA M6504-A will not play playlists in order.

Offline Lilias

Re: Need recommendation on an MP3 player
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 01:42:18 PM »
I got this one for Christmas, and love it. No faffing about with software, just make playlists on the computer, load and play. I don't know how long it will last, but so far I can't find anything wrong with it.

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Re: Need recommendation on an MP3 player
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2015, 01:44:30 PM »
They won't ship it to the US.  :-(

Offline mellowdude

Re: Need recommendation on an MP3 player
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 02:43:20 PM »
Did you manage to get the songs playing?

One option that comes to mind is renaming each file and prefacing them with a number in the order you want them to play (e.g. "1. Song 1", "2. Song 2", etc.). Don't know if this will work for your device, but IME some devices just play things in alphabetic order (which includes numbers)

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Re: Need recommendation on an MP3 player
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 02:52:05 PM »
At this point, she's looking into using some gift cards on an iPod - just debating between the Nano and the Shuffle (the key difference being the existence of a screen.)

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Re: Need recommendation on an MP3 player
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 02:54:55 PM »
Ah alright then. iTunes is reasonably user friendly for getting songs onto a device.

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Re: Need recommendation on an MP3 player
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 05:23:37 PM »
It sounds like it might not be relevant now but..

Sony ones are really good (I have a red one).

It turns out it has a colour screen as well, but really I just use it for listening to music.

I'm not sure of the exact model but it looks like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-NWZE383-Walkman-Video-Player/dp/B00EE1H7BQ

It works just like a portable hard drive and you can separate your music by folders on there, and it shows up on the MP3 directory. My one can also play for a very long time without charging. Something like 12 hours or more.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2016, 05:27:53 PM by AmberStarfire »