Solved I have just bought an Icoustic mp3 player 8GB,

April 14, 2014 at 02:04:13
Specs: Windows Vista
I am having trouble putting my cds onto the player they are on there as I can see them in the Explorer but when I go to music and hit play it comes up Audio File Format error. I downloaded the music through windows media player

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April 14, 2014 at 02:35:35
The media files are probably in the wrong format so you will have to convert them to a format that's compatible with your MP3 player -- usually that's MP3 format.

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April 14, 2014 at 02:49:19
How do I convert them from wma to mp3, I am not to cluey with computers

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April 14, 2014 at 23:14:08
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From your description I take it you're trying to move music files from CDs to your MP3 player using WMP?

The files that show on a music cd in explorer are not the actual music files. They're placeholder files or virtual files (I'm not sure what to call them). They are 44 byte files named Track01, Track02, etc. and all with the extension .cda.

To get music files off a cd you have to use ripping software and then, because those files are in .wav format, you need to convert them to mp3 format.

I'm not sure if WMP has any ripping or converting features but I doubt it. It may be possible the instructions that came with your player will have a recommended way to do it.

If not, I just downloaded freeware called FairStars CD Ripper:

(near the bottom of the page) and it works just fine. You can even specify the format of the ripped file as mp3 so it will automatically convert from WAV to MP3.

Once you have them as mp3 files you shouldn't have a problem putting them on your player.

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April 14, 2014 at 23:29:44
Thankyou so much for your detailed reply, when I first downloaded the cds on to windows media player I had to rip them to get the on the computer but it didnt ask me to specify mp3 or wma I thought it would be easy

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April 14, 2014 at 23:54:42
If you already have them ripped and just need a converter you can google something like wav mp3 converter if they're wav files or wma mp3 converter if they're WMP files. (Even though you used WMP they might be wav files as that's how they are on the CDs.)

If you still have problems using WMP you might try the fairstars software. I was suprised how easy it was.

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April 15, 2014 at 01:27:34
I am excited thankyou, thankyou, I found the format button in Rip I did look the first time I have deleted all the songs from previously and I am in the process of putting them back on using the mp3 format. Many thanks again for your assistance have a great easter

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April 15, 2014 at 20:51:41
You're welcome. I hope it all works out.

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