Put lag free videos from your computer/Youtube onto Sansa players

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Sansa video players experience audio lag on most videos over 5 minutes long. My Instructable will walk you through the steps to put Youtube videos and videos on your own computer onto your Sansa video player.
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Step 1: Download software

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The only software you will need to download is Rhapsody, which is Sansa'a 'version' of iTunes, and is developed by RealNetworks.

Download link is here:

It is free, and since you only need it to transcode the videos, the 25 free song plays they give you shouldn't get used. You have to make an account I think, I did anyway.

Step 2: Get your videos

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You need videos to put on your MP3 player, so you have 2 choices. If you have a long video on your computer, you can use that. If you just want to test it out, go to Youtube. Find a song, or video or whatever. I chose Enya's 'Only Time' Song, because it rocks. Once you find the desired Youtube video, go to and put the URL into the given field. make sure it is set to .AVI, and press start. Once it has finished, download it to your computer, and rename it to whatever you are going to call it.
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yeah i know, i got this with my xmas money and the media converter always tells me to download the correct codec and wont read any of my videos.
I got 8 gig for Xmas too! XD Sansa Fuze rocks!!!

And I agree, SMC sux. It converted me Planet 51 (for a looong ride in a bus) for about 30 mins and lagged as soon as I fired it up! Man, The Rsharpsody thingy won't download in Israel... "Not available in Israel right now", But luckily they was stupid enough to put it on softpedia, here:

Enjoy! Happy Xmas!!!
thanks for the link man,

Happy New Years!
yeh I needed a youtube video for school assignment and it took me days to find the right codec >.<.
oh whoops it said INSTALL the correct codec
Trid (author)  foxtrot46976 years ago
<a rel="nofollow" href=""></a><br/><br/>the k lite codec pack has piles of codecs for most video/audio. You should get it.<br/>
Trid (author) 5 years ago
Yeah. I finally said 'screw it' and put Rockbox on my Fuze. It's totally flippin' sweet. Video playback is kinda a pain though.
scott16345 years ago
thanks for posting. it works, but do you have an area that looks terrible right below the video? if so, do u know how to get rid of it?
foxtrot46976 years ago
whut???? not available in canada?????
Trid (author)  foxtrot46975 years ago
Just say you are not in Canada. Rhapsody prolly has issues with the Canadian Govment when it comes to distributing songs. One reason why you can't get Pandora in the UK is because it is too expensive to operate there.
well, even if i click teh download link it says that its not available in Canada, and i haven't even said im in Canada. Have they been stalking me????!!?!? Well i'll prolly just go and find a torrent for it.
Trid (author)  foxtrot46975 years ago
You might want to try using a proxy.
this is gonna sound nooby(prepare yourself) but.... how?
Trid (author)  foxtrot46975 years ago
Go to, and type in the url for the rhapsody page, and the server will think you are not from canada.
kk proxy wont work with the DL(oh yeah, i got AVG un-illeagly)
well, my pc just got a virus anyways, soooo yeah
seriously, it says rhapsody is not available in canada!
That sucks >.< Lol "Blame canada!..."
the're not a real country anyways.
What do you mean?
yeah, good movie, my favorite quote Mr. Garrison: " I don't trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn't die"
Trid (author)  bounty10125 years ago
He's being silly.
bounty1012 Trid5 years ago
scott16345 years ago
hey, i just downloaded rhapsody and when i tried to go to device options, it only had a music option. is there a specific version of rhapsody? if there is another device options button please tell me where. and if its the only one, its device options, then transfer, then disconnect. if u have an answer, email me at with the subject rhapsody. thank you.
Trid (author)  scott16345 years ago
In the system menu, you should be able to change the USB mode. Change it to MTP
bounty10125 years ago
Or instead you could just use the new media converter...
bounty10126 years ago
it takes like 10 mins reading your mp3 player, then it takes another 10 to restart it >.< but well worth the time :D
I needed this cuz i bought one and i didnt know how to get youtube videos on my player thxs i hope it works
lopez86756 years ago
Just letting you know, rhapsody isn't only sansa. verizon and bestbuy also have a rhapsody