Dell DJ with Mac OS X?

Sean7512

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Jun 8, 2005
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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.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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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!
 

Sean7512

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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.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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Sean7512 said:
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.
Laptop: ~$500
DJ: no clue :)
 

Sean7512

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Jun 8, 2005
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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.
 

dotdotdot

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Jan 23, 2005
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Sean7512 said:
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.
Why not power up that PC and do it in iTunes?
 

Sean7512

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dotdotdot said:
Why not power up that PC and do it in iTunes?
^^You can do that? How? I never knew of that. Is there a preference or something?
 

iMeowbot

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Sean7512 said:
^^You can do that? How? I never knew of that. Is there a preference or something?
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".
 

Sean7512

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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.
 

ChevVetteC6

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May 29, 2009
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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?