i'm probably most technically-retarded person on the planet and i just ordered this phone. should have it tomorrow. i'm getting a 1 gb memory card off of ebay but am now contemplating getting the music essentials kit. is it really necessary? and what about this card reader thing? where do i get one of those?
i feel totally stupid asking all these questions but well...me and technology are not friends.
Ok so far from what I learned from these guys and gals on here is this, you need this http://www.bitpim.org/ Bitpim is for converting MP3s to ring tones. Real easy to use and learn or figure out if you have time. Oh it's FREE by the way.
Ok you will also need this http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html#Dnload It's called Super, its FREE and it realy is super! What it does it converts AVI into 3GP. Seems like the video has to be a AVI first then you convert it to 3GP, so say its a MPG, you can use super to first convert it to AVI then from AVI to 3GP. Now you can watch video on your phone. Just make sure the name of the video file is less than 44 characters long.
You may ask yourself where am I going to get all these MP3 and AVI files t... (continues)
I just saw the reply to your post and wanted to respond, as the reply, IMO, would totally confuse you more. It looks as though the person who replied assumed you wanted MP3's for ringtones, but by your question I take it you want them for your player. Is that a correct assumption?
If your wanting them for your player, there are three options to get them on there. Getting the card was the best start, as all three options require a card. Now, the options for putting them on the card:
1. You can buy the Music Essentials kit, install the drivers (included on the CD that comes with the kit) install Windows Media Player 10 (also available from the CD), add your own MP3's to WMP10, which will automatically convert them to WMA's, then sync... (continues)
Forget the rest of the stuff-get the music essentials kit, follow the instructions, install the software as requested (you'll get Windows Media Player 10, which will convert your mp3's, if you have any, to WMA's), then connect the phone and your computer will recognize it. Then create a list of songs for your phone (with a 1 gig card you'll be able to put around 200 on there) in Windows Media Player, snd click sync on the software. It will put the songs on your phone. Once on there, they will already be categorized by artist, album, genre etc. and you can make playlists from there (unfortunately you need to do that on the phone, can't do it on your computer, which sucks). There is a max of 25 songs per playlist, however you can make a lot of... (continues)