How to Put Music on a RCA MP3 Player

By Jason Gordon

RCA makes a variety of MP3 players in different shapes, colors and configurations. Most are flash-memory based, but some have hard drives. Either way, putting music onto your RCA MP3 player is the first step to enjoy listening to portable digital music.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with MP3 files

Using Windows Media Player

Step 1

Turn on your computer. Connect your RCA MP3 player to your PC via the USB port. Power on your RCA MP3 Player.

Step 2

Open up Windows Media Player. Click on "Sync." On the right-hand pane, you should see your RCA MP3 player and any songs or files it may already contain. On the left side are songs, albums and playlists stored on your computer.

Step 3

Click and drag any files from your computer (left pane) to the RCA MP3 (right pane) that you want to add to your RCA MP3 Player.

Step 4

Wait until the transfer is finished and then disconnect your RCA MP3 Player using the "Remove Hardware Safely" feature.

Using Folder View

Step 1

Turn on your computer. Connect your RCA MP3 player to your PC via the USB cord. Power on your RCA MP3 Player.

Step 2

Click on "Open folder to view files" when it pops up or click on my computer and select the RCA "drive."

Step 3

Transfer music. A folder will appear containing all music files on your RCA Player. Click and drag any music files from your computer to this folder to add them to your MP3 player.

Step 4

Wait until the transfer is finished to disconnect your RCA MP3 Player.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also use the RCA proprietary software package that may be included with your MP3 player but in general, these software packages are more complicated to use and less stable than the methods above.
  • Prematurely disconnecting an MP3 while in the middle of file transfer can result in permanent damage.

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