Uploading Music to Your Player

Tunes (.mp3) are loaded into the ’Simple Music Player (SMP)’ by means of a USB cable connection to your computer. There is no software to install. It is compatible with all systems which support USB 'plug and play' devices (Apple, Microsoft, Linux, etc.) See the bottom of this page for information on reformatting.

Once the Simple Music Player is recognised by your computer then it acts as if it were a standard USB stick or some external memory location; simply copy your music files from the computer to the SMP. You can either 'cut and paste' or 'drag and drop'; whichever you prefer.

Tunes can be individually uploaded or deleted at anytime using this method. The tunes will play in the order they are loaded in (there is no shuffle option) so load them onto the player in the order you want them listened to.

Attaching the USB Cable

MOST IMPORTANT!!!
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ONLY POWER UP THE MUSIC PLAYER AFTER THE USB CABLE IS PLUGGED IN, OR ELSE IT WON'T OPERATE IN USB MODE. (The lid can be open or closed; it will have no effect on the upload process).

Insert the USB cable in its socket at the back of the Simple Music Player

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Connect the other end of your USB cable to a convenient USB port on your computer.

Transferring Files

At this point only turn the Simple Music Player's power on.

Depending upon your particular computer you may get a pop-up message such as:

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Clicking on 'Open Folder to view files' will open the memory area ready for transferring your files by your preferred means. Notice the device (or folder) is called "SMPV100"

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Alternatively, if you did not get a pop-up message, search for the Simple Music Player in 'My Computer' or your 'Devices Folder'. Just look for "SMPV100" and double click on it to open the file transfer window.

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Once you have finished transferring the files onto the Simple Music Player, safely eject (if required by your computer) from the SMP device and then you can pull out the USB cord.

Turn the Simple Music Player's (SMP) power off and back on before playing the tunes as a standalone player.

Note for Apple Mac Users

• The most common question asked is by Apple MAC users is "How do I delete existing files". This is easy, but it's to do with how Apple works and nothing to do with the Simple Music Player or any other standard MP3 player.

Answer: How to I delete music files - for Apple users only

This is easily resolved but its an issue that occurs with many Apple users on many different devices and it really is a computer issue, not a Music Player one.

Just by means of explanation ... the Simple Music Player looks and plays all the compatible files it finds on its internal memory regardless of which directory or folder they are in.

The problem arises because Apple iOS doesn't actually delete the files when you press the 'delete' key, but creates a hidden sub-folder called '.trash' or '.trash-1000' and simply moves them into that folder. Whilst you can't see the files, they still exist and so the music player is finding them and playing them.

To resolve the problems you have two choices:

1) empty the .trash folder. There is information how to do this here www.thexlab.com/faqs/trash.html#Anchor-Force-11481 for example.

2) (***** Preferred *****) reformat the Simple Music Player memory card (this will delete everything on the Simple Music Player) and then drag and drop the music you want back onto it again.

How to reformat? The Simple Music Player acts exactly the same as if its a USB stick or flash drive plugged into your machine, so formatting is just the same operation. MAKE SURE YOU REFORMAT USING MSDOS-FAT FORMAT. This is NOT and Apple iOS device so iOS formatting will not work.

There are lots of tutorials on the web (again this is a 'how to operate your computer' problem) - try this one www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/storage/how-format-usb-stick-on-mac-3434423/ and your problems should be solved.

There's a very clear video at youtu.be/ac3jaZ7DjGg if you prefer video help

(PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ONLY POWER UP THE MUSIC PLAYER ONCE THE USB CABLE IS PLUGGED IN, OR ELSE IT WON'T OPERATE IN USB MODE)

This should resolve your problems

• The other question from Apple MAC users is "I've reformatted the drive and now it doesn't play anything, even the tunes that came with it". Make sure you reformat as an MSDOS-FAT device. The player is not an apple device so it can't read iOS formatted discs

Reformatting Information

Important: if you reformat the player you must choose an MSDOS-FAT or FAT32 format option, not an Apple iOS format or exFAT.

Visit Simple Music Player product page