Craig MP3 Player: Help, anyone?

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  • #171356

    wisespender

    Can anybody advise me about Craig MP3′s??
    I bought a Craig MP3 player for 19.99 last Monday as part of the 2 day sale. I really don’t know how to use one, but I thought it would be a good gift, or I could learn how to use it myself. After reading all the posts here about others getting one(or in some cases an even better one as a substitute) I thought it was a good deal. Now I wonder if I should return it. I googled it to see exactly what it was, how it worked, etc. and found lots of comments from other forums about Craig going out of business and others having problems getting Craig MP3′s to work. What do others think of this? If you got one, is it working? I’m afraid to open it and try it until I decide if I will return it or not. Is $20 a really good price for a Craig? TIA

    #887528

    marzee

    I got one at Christmas. It has worked fine. I don’t know what to tell you about the price. I haven’t been able to get an SD card to work with it, though. It has a slot, but won’t read the card. At first, we thought it was because the card had previously been used with our camera. But, then we tried it in our son’s mp3 and it worked. I enjoy using the one I have, though. It is small and light.

    #887895

    Gransonec

    I bought one of them and it works fine. Although, i’m a bit concerned about the comment about the SD card. I plan on ordering one today (if I can decided on a cheap dvd to order on buy.com to get past $10 to use google checkout). I hope the SD card works with mine because the around 50 songs the player holds is not enough for me.

    #888177

    Gransonec

    [quote=marzee]I got one at Christmas. It has worked fine. I don’t know what to tell you about the price. I haven’t been able to get an SD card to work with it, though. It has a slot, but won’t read the card. At first, we thought it was because the card had previously been used with our camera. But, then we tried it in our son’s mp3 and it worked. I enjoy using the one I have, though. It is small and light.[/quote]
    Did you make sure the SD card you tried was 512 MB or less because that’s the maximum capacity card the player supports.

    Okay, I ordered 2 SD cards last night. At $10.03, including shipping, it was cheaper to get 2 than to get it and something else or buy offline. In 3 to 5 days, i’ll be able to report on whether or not the SD card slot works.

    #888653

    marzee

    Yes, It was a 512. We tried to find a website, or anything to help with the problem, but to no avail.

    #889794

    Gransonec

    My cards came today (gotta love buy.com and Fedex for their efficiency). I seem to be having problem with it also. The player doesn’t seem to have a problem reading the card because I see the little card symbol on the display everytime. But, it does seem to have a problem writing to the card. I know it can write because I have managed to get 83.6 MB written to it. But, that’s after many, many, many tries. Most attempts result in nothing being copied over and an error message about checking for correct file name and path. After I press OK, the drive indicating the card disappears, along with it’s explorer window, then both reappear. I don’t know what’s going on. I’m just glad I bought 2 cards because I tried reformatting one and wasn’t able to complete the reformat. I’m just grabbing several songs at once and trying to get them to write. Every now and then one is successful. So, I might actually fill the card in a few thousand tries – LOL

    I think I might try using an SD card reader/writer. Might be a practical solution, since the player can actually see the cards contents.

    #898481

    Gransonec

    Very few songs successfully made it to the card. I got mostly the track info and pieces of some songs. Really bad going because the track info didn’t even match the scraps of songs that were playing off the SD card. But, I got one of those multi-card reader/ writers off ebay for $1.99, $6.94 with shipping. It came today and I just gave it a test. I had no problem writing to the card and the mp3 player seems to have no problem reading it. It’s now showing 134 songs and each one is actually playing. Might be able to get more on there, if I clean of the junk from my attempts to write to the card using the mp3 player.

    So, invest in a cheap sd card reader/ writer to really bring the Craig mp3 player to life.

    #900130

    wisespender

    Thanks for the responses about the mp3, but since I really have never downloaded music and will have to learn how to do it, I still haven’t opened the one I bought at CVS over a month ago, still deciding whether I need one. I have a question for anyone who has a model CMP1329B, 256MB. Can you use it as a voice recorder as well? I tried finding out more info about this particular model with no luck. I don’t want to open the package to find out because I still may return it, although I used a $5 EB and I don’t know how that will be handled with a return. If I can use it as a voice recorder to record reminder messages to myself I definitely will keep it and later learn how to download music. If anyone has one, please let me know about the voice recording feature. TIA

    #900149

    Gransonec

    Yeah, it is also a voice recorder. I don’t use that feature. But, I have tried it out and it does work. It has a built-in microphone (the little hole at the bottom left corner) and records at 32, 64 and 128 kbps.

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