|This is so annoying!!
It's not a matter of space. I have plenty of storage space. It's done this every single time I've tried to load songs and it makes me mad as a wet hornet.
Supposedly, once the songs are in my library (they were downloaded & paid for through Amazon), all I have to do it plug in the phone and when the phone icon appears, drag & drop the songs from the library into the phone.
Well...that's horse manure!! Every time I try it, I get an nice little circle with the bar across it indicating that song cannot be moved. What is the problem??
I should say that I have actually managed to load songs onto my phone (I don't have an IPod), several times. Each time it has been a huge PITA and each time I have accomplished it without realizing what I did that actually worked. So, even though I've done it before, I cannot repeat it.
Is it always this hard? Or I am I just a technological moron??
Please help before I toss the phone out the window of my car.
|no help here.....i still dont even have a camera phone nor know how to text.....AND my car still has a tape deck that i actually USE!!
Good luck and God bless..hehe
|Is it a separate phone icon that appears as a result of phone software that you installed or does the phone show up as a device in iTunes?|
|The phone icon shows up inside ITunes. There's a list on the left hand side of the screen showing the Library, Playlists, Favorites, etc. When I plug in my phone, it shows up there, too. |
|Are you dragging from your library to the device on the left in the list? I find that that way is a bit more reliable. I find sometimes on a especially pc dragging and dropping is just not as good as on a Mac.|
|Yes, that's what I'm attempting to do, and what is correct according to the directions in my manual. But, it doesn't allow the song to go into my phone. |
|Are you buying from Amazon or iTunes? Is it the correct format? iTunes uses AAC encoding which your phone may not understand. Is it definitely mp3?|
|Well.... I know it means that I feel worse that I have no idea how to download songs or anything myself, let alone know how to text message on my cell phone, so I doubt you're getting help from me. |
|These particular songs I bought from Amazon, Jill, but they loaded directly into ITunes. They're all MP3, too.
Thanks for trying to help me. It bugs the dickens out of me not to be able to figure this out. It just can't be that hard.
Jo & Darcy - I just learned how to text about six months ago. Don't worry -there's hope for you.
P.S. Jo - I LOVE your new avatar!! Absolutely precious!!
|Just to let you know sometimes I have found that songs not bought from i-tunes are a pain to download to an MP3 even if they are in your i-tunes library. As Buttersstotch it has to do with the encoding. I had a problem with this a year or two ago. I think I finally figured out a way to do it but cant remember right off the top of my head. I know I messed with for a long time. Another way i-tunes makes money. Buy from us and it is easy other wise we will make it difficult.|
|If you have vista it's actually pretty easy to do, anything less and it's still a bit of a pain. I managed to load a bunch from my itunes library to my phone by allowing the puter to do it's thing, after of course being frustrated and assuming *I* had to DO something to make it work. |
|shon wrote: |
Just to let you know sometimes I have found that songs not bought from i-tunes are a pain to download to an MP3 even if they are in your i-tunes library. As Buttersstotch it has to do with the encoding. I had a problem with this a year or two ago. I think I finally figured out a way to do it but cant remember right off the top of my head. I know I messed with for a long time. Another way i-tunes makes money. Buy from us and it is easy other wise we will make it difficult.
Actually, it should be just a simple right click in your iTunes on the song and select "convert to mp3." You can also get to the same choice from the "Advanced" menu at the top. Make sure you have the newest version of iTunes downloaded because I don't remember the older versions being as user friendly. The option was still there, but it was a little harder to find.
The intention of AAC encoding was to provide better fidelity than mp3. In other words, it subtly sounds better than an mp3. However, some speakers will pick it up and others won't so you don't always hear the difference.