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Music promblems SEND HELP!!

Shelly_SportsShelly_Sports Posts: 1 [New Traveler]
I've been trying for hours now and I still can't get my watch to download music. I've been looked at different solutions and none of them has worked. Also, all of the solutions are for the Windows I have a MacBook and everything looks different compared to the Windows. Please, can anyone help me I don't want my try's to be for nothing.

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  • dhndhn Posts: 33,326
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  • tfarabaughtfarabaugh Posts: 16,527
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    You don't state what your specific problem is or what error messages you are getting but here is some basic information on how to get music on the watch, track format, etc. If this does not help, you are best off reaching out to Customer Support who can dig more deeply into your computer settings and look for problems.

    The MySports Connect application talks to Windows Media Player and iTunes (if they are installed) to query the playlists you have created (you cannot upload individual files; they need to be organized into playlists). These playlists are then listed when you connect your watch. To make it easier to load them, give the playlists distinctive names like "My Spark Playlist" or something similar so they are easier to find. You then use MySports Connect to copy the playlists you want to the watch. In iTunes & WMP you need to create playlists (the watch only plays playlists, not individual files as there is no folder system on the watch). Once you have the playlists created, dock the watch and hit the music note button on the Connect interface, which will take you to the Music screen where it will list all playlists on the computer. When you see the one you want to load, click on it to add it to the watch. Make sure the tracks are in the right format. If tracks are not in an acceptable format they will not play, nor will the playlists they are in.

    MP3:
    Sample rate: 16KHz to 48KHz
    Bit rate: 8 kbps to 320 kbps
    Mono/stereo channels and joint stereo.
    Artist, track title and length are displayed for the following languages: English, Czech, Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Finnish and Swedish. Other languages may display correctly if the only used characters available in a supported language.

    AAC:
    MPEG2 and MPEG4 AAC-LC and HE-AACv2 are supported.
    Sample rate: up to 48KHz
    Bit rate: up to 320 kbps
    Mono/stereo/dual mono are supported.
    Artist, track title and length for AAC is not supported.

    The watch does not support files with DRM of any type. This includes offline tracks from Apple Music and Spotify. MySports Connect will not count any DRM tracks as part of a playlist, so if all the tracks in a playlist are DRM then the playlist will not be shown at all.

    You can also go to the watch in a file explorer window (the watch will be mounted as a drive) and create a folder in the Music folder and move the tracks into that folder. The software will then automatically create a playlist with all the tracks in the folder named after the folder.

    If you are not using Windows Media Player or iTunes then you need to create an .m3u or .m3u8 playlist file (various music programs do this) and then set the Playlist Root Folder. Press the Gear icon in MySports Connect and then scroll down to Advanced Settings and set the location here. The playlist root folder is searched (and sub-directories) for any .m3u/.m3u8 playlist files and those will be listed (along with any Windows Media Player/iTunes playlists) by MySports Connect when you connect your watch. This only needs to be done if you are not using WMP or iTunes; otherwise they search the default locations. The playlists need to be on a physical drive on your machine, it will not find cloud drives.

    If using iTunes, check that iTunes is set to share libraries. You need to click the dropdown at the very top left and select Preferences. On the Advanced tab, make sure there is a check next to "Share iTunes Library XML with other applications".

    I hope this helped answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.
  • Stuart McDonaldStuart McDonald Posts: 759 [Exalted Navigator]
    I've been trying for hours now and I still can't get my watch to download music. I've been looked at different solutions and none of them has worked. Also, all of the solutions are for the Windows I have a MacBook and everything looks different compared to the Windows. Please, can anyone help me I don't want my try's to be for nothing.
    Hi. Not sure what you mean by everything looks different. Sports Connect is identical on both Windows and Mac. Are you looking at videos of the very, very old Sports Connect perhaps?

    Note that you can not use DRM protected music e.g. Apple Music. Since you are are on a Mac if you create playlist in iTunes then it should appear on the Music page (music note icon, top right) of Sports Connect. If you don't use iTunes then you can create a folder of music under the 'Music' folder of the drive that is added to you computer when you connect the watch. The next time you connect the watch to Sports Connect (or when you hit the re-scan music icon on the Music page) that folder of music will be turned into a playlist on the watch. The playlist will appear in Sports Connect named the same as the folder you created.

    Regards,
    Stuart.
  • MikkoKMikkoK Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
    Hi Shelly,

    Welcome to the Community!

    Did you get this sorted already?

    When you're satisfied that your question has been answered, please mark your topic as solved [How to FAQ] so that others with a similar question may find the answer easier.

    If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to post back here :D

    Cheers, Mikko
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