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Transfer music from PDA to Computer

by gch3rd / September 9, 2005 5:28 PM PDT

I travel a great deal and take my music on a Palm Zire 72 Handheld, with several 512 MB expansion cards. I visit various offices, and would like to transfer my music to the computer to listen to.

I am unable to do this. I am using the Real One player which is furnished with the Zire 72.

Can anyone help?

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No tools.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 9, 2005 10:22 PM PDT

No tools exist to do that so you'll have to write it yourself (free software creation tools at www.palmsource.com called PODS) or just transfer via the analog out line and 1X speed.

Bob

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Real Player
by Bill Veik / September 15, 2005 7:03 AM PDT

The only way to do that would be to have the same software on each of those computers. (real player, real mobile, and your synching cable. open real player on the desktop, open real on the zire, transfer the songs into the real player on the CPU, and play.

Best bet is to just carry headphones and play them from your pocket..........

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It's possible
by ackmondual / September 20, 2005 4:49 AM PDT

As far as your question goes, I'm assuming u technically mean from your SD card to PC, as it's not practical to store music on your handheld

buy an SD card reader.
Walk into a retailer like Staples. They sell SD/MMC card readers for $20 (low as $12 if u shop online or wait for a sale). $40 (low as $20 if u shop online or wait for a sale) for multiformats that also take Mem Stick Pro/Duo, CF, SM, XD, microdrive, etc. Latter is useful if u work with other flash media formats, but being larger, more difficult to carry w/u to work or on the road

This is a more portable SD card reader if you're on the road alot. Unlike the reader above, this one's got no long wires or relatively big reader unit.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000652LUG/104-1816311-0209507?v=glance

Be sure to get a reader that's USB 2.0. The PC receiving the music must have at least USB 1.1. USB 2.0 is preferred to transfer lots of music quicker. Plug in the reader, the card into the reader, and u got yourself large floppy or pen drive right there. Drag and drop music files over. Palm Desktop not required.

There's a software only app called SoftStick or CardExport which turns your flash card into a big USB drive mode. I think this requires Palm Desktop to be installed on the receiving PC tho. No hardware card reader required tho/

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