Disney Mix Max Help

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by dr427, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. dr427 macrumors regular

    dr427

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    I just bought my son a Disney Mix Max player. It supposedly plays MP3's and WMV videos. The only thing I can get it to do is show jpeg files.

    Songs from iTunes with DRM won't work, but songs I have burned to MP3 from a CD will show up in the player, but won't actually play.

    The video's don't either. I have some wmv videos I drag and dropped into the player and it shows "File Not Supported".

    Anyone have one of these little gadgets and got it working on a Mac?

    I did a google search with the same questions, but no answers.
     
  2. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    Did it come with a CD disc with software? Some things like this may need software to format the video to a format the player would like. So not just 'drag and drop.' But I could be wrong, depending on how sophisticated this player is.
     
  3. dr427 thread starter macrumors regular

    dr427

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    It only came with Windows software, but it clearly states in the instructions it is Mac Compatible. It just doesn't outline how.

    It states the software must be used with Windows XP, but Windows 98 you can just drag and drop. No explanation for Mac. Drag and drop though doesn't seem to work.

    It says wmv files for video and mp3 for audio.
     
  4. dr427 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ended up returning the Disney Mix Max and got a video ipod.

    Maybe this thread will help others in the future. ;)
     
  5. ElBeeDee macrumors newbie

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    Disney Mix Max Help

    To make the mp3's work on the disney mix max you must navigate to "settings" on the mix max and on the "Connection Mode" switch it to MSC and the songs will play.
     
  6. Fantabulous macrumors newbie

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    WMV, struggled but succeeded

    Attached are the settings I used in Quicktime Pro (Version 7.6.6 (1632)) with Flip4Mac WMV Studio Pro (Version 2.3.2.6). Attached are images of the setting I used. Yes this method does cost money, a good bit, QT PRo $30 US + $99 for F4M WMV Studio Pro. You need the Studio Pro to get to the level of customizing your settings for the mix max. But when you have 3 kids under 6 and in laws on the other side of the country (5.5 hour flight) it was worth it. Yes the software to convert cost more than my 3 mix max's... it still nearly cost less than one nano.

    Having an XP laptop, I was previously able to do it for free with the help of this link:
    http://forum.videohelp.com/images/guides/p1611925/encoding%20video%20for%20the%20disney%20mixmax.zip
    if you Google mix max wmv the forum post I found this is the first thing that comes up but here is that link:
    http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/252170-Mix-Max-Player-Help

    I haven't tried music. I just stuffed a 2GB SD card from costco full of our kid dvd's that i grabbed using handbrake+vlc (both also free)

    iMac7,1 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/OSX 10.5.8/1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
     

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