iMac not recognizing MP3 player?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blurb23, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    I just plugged in my iRiver iFP-895 into one of my Alu iMac's USB ports on the keyboard.

    The player itself displays a "USB connected" message on it's screen, but my iMac isn't show that it's connected. There's no icon under the Macintosh HD as there usually is with removable devices, and iTunes isn't picking up anything.

    I'm assuming I have to install drivers for it (my Windows PCs detected it without having to install any drivers, I thought my iMac would as well), but I'm having trouble finding drivers for OS X. I don't have a copy of Windows for Boot Camp or anything, and all my Windows PCs are inoperable at the moment.

    Anyone know how I can connect it so that I can put some music on it through iTunes, or if there's an alternative?
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    There's a Music Manager for iFP series players here, which should get it working.
  3. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007

    Are there any alternatives to it? I tried it, and while it works, I find it to be horribly slow and the interface is pretty clunky.

    Is there any way to get iTunes to recongize it, like WMP (on a PC) does? Or does iTunes only work with iPods?
  4. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    I don't think so, sorry. :( This looked promising (albeit old) but the site has been turned into a facebook app now. :confused:
  5. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    i think this has to be enabled for disk use otherwise its default i think is set to just let WMP handle everything..

    hope this helps

    then iriver should show up as a harddisk or something

    best of luck...

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