The MP3 format has significantly changed the way many people purchase and listen to music. Similar to iTunes, Rhapsody and Napster, Windows Media Player allows users to sync their favorite MP3s to their portable music player. Windows Media Player 12, which is available on the Windows 7 platform, automatically synchronizes an MP3 player that contains a storage capacity of 4 gigabytes or larger. Whether you own an MP3 player with a smaller storage capacity or would like to pick and choose which songs you want to sync to your portable music player, you can import your favorite songs and sync them to your MP3 player in a few simple steps.
Turn on your MP3 player and connect it to your computer via the device's USB cable. After Windows recognizes your external device, go to "Start," click "All Programs" and select Windows Media Player.
Click on the "Switch to Library" to view the music files in your music library. If you have not previously imported music into Windows Media Player, you can import songs by clicking on the "Organize" button, highlighting the "Manage libraries" option and selecting "Music." Click the "Add" button and select the folders you want to add to Windows Media Player. The songs that are stored in your selected folders will be imported into your music library.
Click on the "Sync" tab, which is located at the top of the screen.
Select the songs you want to sync to your MP3 player. To select multiple songs, hold in the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard and select each file. Click and drag your selected songs to the "Sync list," which is located on the right side of the screen.
Check the capacity bar to make sure you have enough space on your MP3 player to store your selected files. If you exceed the storage capacity, right-click your least desired songs and select the "Remove from list" option.
Click on the "Start Sync" button to sync your files from Windows Media Player to your MP3 player.
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