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Old 02-15-2008, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently bought a memory card for my pearl 8130. As far as I know I have it formatted correctly. When the phone is plugged into the comp, I am able to easily transfer files. The card is also recognized in the desktop manager. I tried transferring songs into the music folder and it shows up on the comp, but when I unplug the phone from the comp, there is no music on the phone. Am I supposed to be accessing the memory card a different way, or do should it show up if i go to the BB menu and go to media?
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Go to your Media Player, and Music. Do you see the songs?
What format music are you transferring?
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Under media player and music, the songs do not appear. On the comp, I'm transferring songs from my itunes music folder to the music folder on the memory card.
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Is the BB unplugged from the USB? You have to unplug the USB to see them music on Media Card.

Also, iTunes music that is DRM won't play on the BB.
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BB is unplugged from USB. I'm sorry, I don't know what DRM means? What format should itunes song be in?
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Digitally Rights Managed. Were they purchased from iTunes?
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the song i was trying to transfer was purchased through itunes, i haven't tried songs that were uploaded from a CD
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Try the ones uploaded from a CD.
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You can't play songs purchased from iTunes, as noted.

You can play songs ripped from CDs, or you can make a CD from your iTunes songs, then rip that CD back into your iTunes library as MP3s, and play those on the Blackberry.

That's why I haven't bought songs online in a few years...I am NOT getting locked into any industry/company DRM. All of mine are ripped from my CDs, and you can purchase some DRM-free music on iTunes and other vendors now.

If you want ease of portability and "use anywhere" freedom, iTunes and other DRM-based sources are a black hole. (I know there are tools out there that can strip DRM, but I don't need the additional hassle.)

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