Dell DJ with Mac OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sean7512, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    I know this is odd, but before I switched over to my beloved Mac...I bought a Dell 15GB DJ mp3 player. I know, I know, stupid move...I HATE IT NOW! At the time, I didn't have enough money for the iPod so I sacrificed. Anyways, to my question, is it possible to manage it through iTunes on Tiger? I don't know if there is a 3rd party add-on to iTunes that would make this possible or not. I hope so, becaue that stupid mp3 player is the ONLY reason that I am holding on to my P4 Mobile Gateway laptop, which I want to sell. If anyone knows of any way to make it work, please help me out.

    Oh ya, I have plugged it into the USB port and nothing happened, it wouldn't even show up as a generic external harddrive in Finder. It also didn't show up in iTunes.
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Start saving for an iPod.... :eek: I don't think there's a way, sorry. Just think, if you sell the DJ and the laptop, you'll have plenty for an iPod!
     
  3. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've been out of the PC world for a while...What do you think I could get for this...

    Dell DJ 15GB
    Car Charger for Dell DJ
    Car Cup Holder for Dell DJ
    Home Dock for Dell DJ

    Gateway Pentium 4 Laptop 1.4GHz
    15" screen
    512MB Ram
    ATI Mobility Radeon with 32mb video ram
    DVD/CD rom drive
    20GB HD
    Win XP SP2 Home
    Microsoft Office XP

    They are all in good condition. That is not a bad idea to sell them both...What would something like that be worth anyways, just so I know what to expect.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    VPC( perhaps), but thats as much as an iPod, buy the iPod
     
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Laptop: ~$500
    DJ: no clue :)
     
  7. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes!! XNJB worked like a charm!! :D It is WAY more easier/elegant than using WMP in Windows, I can edit my playlists and everything. Thanks soo much iMeowbot and ITASOR. Now, I can sell my laptop and don't need to invest into an iPod immediately...which means more money for college now :)

    Edit: Now that this works...Is there any Mac program that can change my few WMAs into MP3? That way for the few odd music files that I do have, I can use in my iTunes.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Most of the Dell DJ 15gb sales on eBay in the recent past seemed to have closed in the $120-140 range, so you could probably get $100 or a little more on a forum sale.
     
  9. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Why not power up that PC and do it in iTunes?
     
  10. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^^You can do that? How? I never knew of that. Is there a preference or something?
     
  11. veedubdrew macrumors regular

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    Just drag them into iTunes and it'll ask you if you want to convert them to AAC. Typical Apple simplicity.

    -Drew
     
  12. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    First, if you have copy protected WMV files, you won't be able to convert them to another format without one of the DRM stripping utilities out there. If you have audio CD burning privileges on those protected tracks, that might be your get out of jail free card.

    Assuming your WMV files aren't protected, the first thing you'll want to do in iTunes is go into its preferences and look under the Importing tag. You will probably want to change this from AAC to MP3 at a decent bit rate so that there aren't compatibility issues with your DJ. Then you can drag them into iTunes to do the conversion.

    To find the files that have been converted by iTunes, just right click on the track and pick "show song file".
     
  13. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That is awesome. Thanks everyone, and my tracks are being imported right now and it is working fine

    Edit: I do have a few copyright protected WMAs (from Napster) but, those are burnt to a CD, and they are already on the DJ. I also have imported them to my Mac.
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  15. ChevVetteC6 macrumors newbie

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    I'm certainly necro-posting, but I just wanted to thank the guy who suggested XNJB. I just downloaded it and my Dell DJ came back to life!

    Would it be too much for me to ask of the old clunker to play M4A or AAC?
     

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