How to Use an MP3 or MP4 Digital Player
- 1). Install onto your computer any software that came with your digital music player.
- 2). Plug your MP3 or MP4 digital music player into your computer using the USB cord that came with the device. Many digital music players come with unique USB cords, so a standard cord is unlikely to work with your device.
- 3). Copy music onto your MP3 or MP4 player. If the device came with software and you are ripping music from a CD, click “File” on the Menu Bar and then locate the “Import” or “Add File” option after you place the CD in your computer’s disc tray. If you are copying MP3 or MP4 audio files from your computer, drag the desired songs to your device’s play list. Some digital music players, such as the popular iPod, require you to sync your MP3 or MP4 player. If your player did not come with software, you can simply drag and drop audio files to it by clicking the “Start” button on your PC’s desktop and then clicking “My Computer” to view the device. If you are using a Mac, the device will appear on the desktop as a removable disk once it is plugged into the computer.
- 4). Disconnect the digital music player from your computer. If you are using a PC, right-click on the removable drive icon in the task bar and then click “Safely Remove Hardware.” If you are using a Mac, drag and drop the removable drive icon from the desktop to the trash can to stop the device.
- 5). Plug your headphones into the 1/8-inch jack on your digital music player after you disconnect the USB cord.
- 6). Play the music on your device. Press your player’s “Menu” button. Select “Music” to view the files you downloaded to the player. Many digital music players will sort the music by artist, album, song or genre for your convenience. When you find a song you would like to hear, push your device’s “Play” button.
- 7). Adjust the digital music player settings to suit your needs. From the main menu, choose “Settings” to see the options available on your device. Within this menu, you will be able to set things like date and time, equalization, backlight timer, shuffle and repeat.