I'm sorry pinda I don't know if you can do it or why you would want to 5 gig is pretty big at 128k you would be able to get about 1250 songs on it. I presume what you want to do is compress the data which you put on the player to get more on, I'll have to leave this for someone else because I don't know if you can do it.
You could download the files off the MP3 player and convert them from MP3s to wma files, I haven't tried it myself but am given to understand that wma files are significantly smaller than MP3 ones. I think what you're looking for is a way to compress the files on the MP3 player in a similar way as you can do with files on a Windows computer. What I cannot say is whether this is possible, the other thing is, if it can be done will you then be able to play the files back without uncompressing them. I think the answer would be no but see if someone else knows the answers you seek.
Hello, what version of windows do you have? And what file system does the rio carbon have? If the rio carbon has the NTFS file system then I'm affraid that's as good as it will get. However if it is FAT32 and you have windows XP then you could format the drive with NTFS file system. You could ZIP the files, if you have windows XP but I doubt they would play on the player as it would not read the track. So if the drive is NTFS then I'm affraid you'll have to get a player with a bigger drive to get more tracks on it, but as said above, why would you want more than 1250?....TT
If it's out of warranty you can always fit a larger HDD.
If 5Gb wasn't big enough in the first place then a 20Gb model may have been the better buy. My 20Gb player has about 2500 songs on it but with 'other stuff' like backups of data/photos etc I have about 9Gb left.
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