Uploading Music to your Player
[Please note: if you are using a player supplied before June 2015 please click on this link Uploading with Bluetooth]
Tunes are loaded into the ’Simple Music Player (SMP)’ by means of a USB cable connection to your computer. There is no software to install. It is compatible with all systems which support USB 'plug and play' devices (Apple, Microsoft, Linux, etc.) Important: if you reformat the player you must choose an MSDOS-FAT or FAT32 format option, not an Apple iOS format or exFAT. An application note is available.
Once the SMP is recognised by your computer then it acts as if it were a standard USB stick or some external memory location; simply copy your music files from the computer to the SMP. You can either 'cut and paste' or 'drag and drop'; whichever you prefer.
Tunes can be individually uploaded or deleted at anytime using this method.
Attaching the USB cable
Make sure your Simple Music Player has no mains power or else this process will not work.
(The lid can be open or closed; it will have no effect on the upload process).
Insert the USB cable in its socket at the back of the Simple Music Player
Connect the other end of your USB cable to a convenient USB port on your computer.
At this point only turn the SMP power on.
Depending upon your particular computer you may get a pop-up message such as:
Alternatively, if you did not get a pop-up message, search for the Simple Music Player in 'My Computer' or your 'Devices Folder'. Just look for "SMPV100" and double click on it to open the file transfer window.
Turn the SMP power off and back on before playing the tunes as a standalone player.
Note for Apple MAC users
The most common question we are asked is by Apple MAC users. It's "How do I delete existing files". This is easy, but it's to do with how Apple works and nothing to do with the Simple Music Player or any other standard MP3 player. We've prepared an Apple application note covering this issue
The other question we get from Apple MAC users is "I've reformatted the drive and now it doesn't play anything, even the tunes that came with it". Make sure you reformat as an MSDOS-FAT device. The player is not an apple device so it can't read iOS formatted discs