Setting up a device to sync in Windows Media Player


You can use Windows Media Player to copy music, videos and photos from your Player Library to a portable device, such as a compatible MP3 player. This is called "synchronising," or "syncing."

You can sync items to a device automatically or manually. When you connect a device to your PC for the first time, Windows Media Player selects the sync method that works best for your device, depending on its storage capacity and the size of your Player Library. You can always choose a different sync method.

To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the device to the PC and turn it on.

  2. Open Windows Media Player, then either tap or click Finish to sync automatically, or tap or click Finish, then tap or click the Sync tab to choose files manually.

There are many sync options you can experiment with. To see them, and follow these steps:

  1. Connect the device to the PC and turn it on.

  2. In the Player Library, tap or click the Sync tab, tap or click the Sync options button Sync options button, then tap or click Set up sync.
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Info about automatic syncing

If your device's storage capacity is more than 4 gigabytes (GB), and your entire Player Library can fit on the device, Windows Media Player will automatically sync unless you choose to manually sync. If you keep the automatic sync option, you can either choose which files to sync or you can copy the entire Player Library to the device.

Every time you connect your device to your PC while Windows Media Player is running, the Player automatically updates the contents of the device to mirror the contents of the Player Library.

For example, if you rip a CD to your Player Library, that album will automatically be copied to your device the next time you connect it to your PC. Likewise, if you delete items from your Player Library, those items will also be deleted from your device the next time you connect it to your PC.

Even if your device is set up to sync automatically, you can still choose which items are automatically synced.

Info about manual syncing

If the storage capacity of your device is less than 4 gigabytes (GB), or if your entire Player Library can't fit on the device, Windows Media Player will manually sync. You'll need to follow a few steps every time you want to add or remove items from the device.




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