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mp3 player

Ok so i need some help, i have a 2 inch AU LCD screen display from an old digital camera and i want to turn it into a MP3 player using a SD drive and the LCD display, and i want to be able to view the album art on the color LCD display is there anyway to do this or even come close? if anyone know ANYTHING that can help me on my quest to making this pease let me know

Topic by rippednbuff    |  last reply


Mp3 doorbell

I'm trying to hook up a relay to the wires leading to a broken door chime in a way that when the button is pressed it causes the mp3 player to play an audio clip. what I need help on is the speaker, what I would like, is to have the speaker turn on when the button is pressed and to stay on for 5 or so seconds after the button is released. How would I do that?

Topic by zx5u    |  last reply


Xvid & MP3

These two seems to be the most popular video "backup" codecs on the internet (if you know what I mean). Since I started playing the pirate game on the internet, I always wanted to transcode all my video files using these two. Over the past two years, I have probably wasted several gigabytes of Google's bandwidth in a frustrating and tiring search to find an easy way to do this. If anyone have found one or a nice compact free program, please please come forward and help a brother out. If you know a why to do so with VLC, it would be da boom.

Topic by nf119    |  last reply


mp4=mp3

Is there any way at all to convert a mp4 song into an mp3 on a mac? my mp3 player cant play mp4's and i want this certain amount of songs converted to mp3 is there anyway to do that?

Topic by ich bin ein pyro    |  last reply


MP3 Ideas?

I just got a cheap 128MB coby MP3 Player.And i wanted to know if anyone had any good ideas,wether it be hacking it somehow or jut changing the case to somthing crazy(Really wanna do that).Here is a picture of it.So,any ideas?

Topic by Dragonpike    |  last reply


mp3 to midi

I have been looking very hard around the web and have not yet found a free (or a trial version) mp3 converter that can make it midi or (mid) type music file. Also some step by step instructions on how to do it would be nice. UPDATE I don't want to put it on my ipod I need it for my phone and it handles only midis.:( Thanks in advance:)

Topic by thejrb    |  last reply


Mp3 Module

Hi  I am new on here, and am looking into making a bluetooth speaker/ radio/usb sd reader. i have attached a picture of the module i would like to use. I am wondering if any one has used this product or similar and if the have any help or advice it would be greatly appreciated. The board will be run off a 12v dc battery, and i am hoping to connect it to 2 mid range drivers and 2 tweeters.  I have tried to find a simple wiring diagram with no luck. Just after any advice on what i would need to purchase alongside the board with regards to electrical connectors, cross overs, capacitors, a separate amplifier board perhaps? Many thanks in advance. Jon

Topic by wiseboy5    |  last reply


Worktunes MP3 conversion.

Does anyone know if an older set of worktunes earmuffs can be converted to accept an MP3 input?

Question by tinkeringtom    |  last reply


MP3 to Cassette Tape

Would like hook up my laptop to a cassette recorder/stereo so that i can make mix tapes from MP3's. My brother's friend did it years ago, but can't remember how he did it for the life of me. Any suggestions on certain cables I need or any other information. Much appreciated.

Topic by phughes151    |  last reply


USB MP3 player

Is there ANY way I can make a homemade MP3 player with a USB flash Drive, A headphone jack, and things like that? Is this possible? I have seen the instructable with an SD card...

Topic by popit    |  last reply


MP3 books to ZUNE

I just got a Zune, I like to listen to recorded books while I work, which is reasonably easy to do with the Zune interface software and most books on CD. THE PROBLEM is books recorded as MP3 files. Strangely enough here is an "MP3 Player" that cannot handle MP3 data directly... At least this is my experience so far. Placing a MP3 recorded book CD in the drive and while I CAN listen to it on the laptop using Zune's Software interface. Trying to transfer the files to the Zune unit creates error files that are unusable and so far I have not been able to remove from the Zune. Admittedly I'm a newbe to the Zune but have been using computers since the Atari 800 came out too many years ago for me to admit to...ANY help would be appreciated. Possibly there's something I just have not found as yet.

Topic by 24kgold    |  last reply


Flash Drive To An MP3?

Is There A Way To Turn My Flash Drive Into An Mp3 Player? If so Could i Get A Little Help On How?

Topic by NeonLime    |  last reply


Mp3 Player Mod?

I'm not really sure if this is the right forum to talk about this. I did go to Tech, but I saw a topic about MP3 player Skin Mods here, so I thought if I could ask for some help. I have an Mp3 Player, it's cute, runs on AAA batteries and an SD Card. Here is the problem though. It lacks any sort of Display.  Like it's one of those screen less ones you find.  I do have a spare screen lying over from a cellphone, so I was wondering if it could be possible to modify the inner workings of my MP3 Player so that I can finally see the name of the song I'm listening to. xP

Topic by Abel_Wilson    |  last reply


MP3 unit for car

Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get some help with a project I'd like to make. My truck's stereo died, and instead of getting another stereo, I'd like to make a unit that just uses my MP3 player. Junkyard stereos are of dubious condition, and usually overpriced, and I'm too cheap to pay for a new stereo. I never really used the radio or CD player on the old unit; I just want basically a jack for a MP3 player/laptop, volume control, and power switch, powered by 12V and able to be hooked up to 4 speakers. I have some basic electronic knowledge, but not enough to make something like this. Could someone maybe, possibly, provide me with a diagram or ideas to get this started? Thanks a lot!

Topic by Braunchitis    |  last reply


GBA Cartridge MP3

Hello Instructables World, I have heard that you can take out the memory in a gba cartridge and fill it with music... Is this even possible?? I would really like some feedback. Thank you

Topic by HardCoreHacker    |  last reply


Converting RAX to MP3

I used to use rhapsody for my online music store until I found out that the files are RAX, when you buy them, is there any way to convert them to mp3?

Topic by sardines454    |  last reply


Mp3 Player help

I have a disney mix max and i have a family guy video on it that is wmv but when I convert a video with mediaconverter.org and put it on and play it it says FILE NOT SUPPORTED. Please help. All comments apprieciated.

Topic by xtacticalmonkeyx    |  last reply


mp3 frozen what to do?

Plugged mp3 player to usb cord (mtp connected charging) came up on the screen now its frozen wont go back,turn off nothing

Question by sdrgrandma    |  last reply


To find user manual MP3

 Dear All...  If you have  the user manual this MP3 player.Please give me a copy.,for to know what is function this small button.Thank you in advance for your time.                                                   Kind regards

Question by lam    |  last reply


Save YouTube music to mp3? Answered

Can you guys help me on this? I know it's not hard to download and save YouTube music to the hard disk but I also want to be able to save YouTube music to mp3 for my mp3 player or  maybe for the cell phone. So, what good YouTube Downloader can,  besides the usual stuff like download and convert youtube videos to avi and other video formats, save youtube music to mp3?

Question by hartykris    |  last reply


MP3 Battery won't charge?

I have just bought a generic MP 3/4 and did not fully charge the battery before exploring it's apps. Now I have a half full battery that won't charge any further. Can anyone help?

Question by willywombat    |  last reply


use a footswitch to activate MP3?

I am attempting to set up a foot pressure switch to activate an mp3 player for an art exhibition. I wired up the footswitch to to close the circuit when pressed between the speakers and the mp3. Unfortuneatley it only closes half the circuit so the other half remains open giving a lot of hissing sounds. The idea is that the mp3 remains on and playing but that when the pressure swicth is stepped on it closes the circuit so the music plays. I need to find a way to break the entire circuit when the mat is not stepped on. Any ideas how to achieve this? Thanks Cathal

Question by dockeydoo    |  last reply


pinouts of an mp3 player module? Answered

I have an mp3 player module whch i took out from a home theatre main unit. I want to know the use of some features or the pins which are given in it because i am a beginner to electronics and stuff. I am using it as a player using headphones because it needs amplifier to play in speakers, but headphones work with medium sound. It has usb and sd card port for input. Also have 3 pushbuttons , play pause, next , previous. It has the following pinouts. Basic ones which I know: +5v  GND L_OUT R_OUT These must be for pushbuttons: P4.1 GND P4.2 P1.2 P4.4 (but there are only 3 buttons)??? IR (this could be infrared remote control) These I want to know what are for??? +5v GND SDA     SCL P5.7 RST

Question by akki5230    |  last reply


Button Activated MP3 Player

I need to buy or build a device to play a single song in MP3 format on the push of a button, similar to one of those used in stuffed animals or greeting cards. I need to be able to hook it up to a small external speaker to make it a little louder. I a building a Nickelodeon Guts trophy for a friend of mine and would like to put this device in the base with a button on the top or front to play the theme song. Any ideas how I can go about buying or building something like this? I'm on a shoestring budget here, and not terribly handy with electronics, so I really need some advice.

Topic by skane2    |  last reply


MP3 input alternative on a stereo

Hi guys, I have a really burning question thats been eating me for a while. Can you put an alternative input on a stereo system to read mp3s? For example i have this stereo that plays mp3s but only has the disk input. This means in order to use it i have to burn the songs i want off my computer on to a disk then i can listen to my music. For those who probably WILL ask, I don't like playing my music off my computer because it's generally really loud, i want to use this in another room as well. My taste in music constantly changes, eventually i will want to remove a couple songs or add new ones. With that said, i want to know if you can remove/replace or add another input system to where a CD reader would be so that it reads a USB input or something. Then music can easily be manipulated to the users liking. As long it's not directly connected to a computer or requires the user to make new copies of the same music that take up space. Thanks!! Gonazar

Topic by Gonazar    |  last reply


Hard drive MP3 boombox?

I was wondering if anyone has and Instructable or has done this. I've searched Instructables and can't find anything like this at all, which really surprised me as I thought this would have been an obvious one to do. What I'd like to do is build a bookcase / boombox stereo from scratch using: 1. an old hard drive 2. some speakers 3. a small lcd to display info 4. some basic controls 5. usb port to update files on HD -or- make the HD removable 6. whatever other electronics parts are necessary. It doesn't need to have radio, CD audio or anything else. All I want is a 200GB or larger hard drive full of MP3's and a way to play them with decent fidelity and loud without using the computer. I've built lots of PC's and know computer hardware and software fairly well but have never used a soldering iron... but can follow complex instructions very well. Also I'm not sure if it can use a prebuilt interface by scavinging the electronics from a basic el-chepo MP3 player or if it would be better to use something like a VIA Micro-ATX motherboard with built in CPU and have something like a USB drive booting to a simple version of Linux directly to a media player interface? That seems like it would cost more in parts but be simpler than creating custom circuitry. But that is the way I would go if attempting this on my own. An all hardware & firmware solution somehow seems more elegant but that's beyond my current ability's. If I go with the Micro-ATX motherboard and Linux it could be done in a modular format that would allow the addition of other components latter such as CD player (with auto MP3 ripping), input and output to other components etc. So has anyone done this? If you haven't but have the know how do you want to collaborate via e-mail and walk me through it. I'd create an Instructable if so and give you full credit. Any and all suggestions, comments, rants, put downs, cheers, roars, hollars and yells appreciated!!

Topic by skonofvulcan    |  last reply


Let's talk mp3 player

I want to get a flash based mp3 player I was looking at this I want around an 8 GB, under $250ish any ideasP.S. anyone who remembers from this, my fish died, and he never had a name, but I'm guna get some new ones

Topic by TheCheese9921    |  last reply


Underwater MP3 player housing

I need a way to take my MP3 player underwater. will be going deep in the 250 foot range. I will need to be able to turn it on and off underwater as the battery will not last through out the entire dive. any one have any ideas about how to start something like this?

Topic by shaines    |  last reply


speaker connection for an MP3 player

My friend has asked me to make something so he can connect his stereo speakers into his MP3 player.They are speakers that have the black and red wires that you put into the back of the stereo, no plugs or anything and i already know what im going to make but im just not sure on the soldering points. I'm going to get a hobby box cut a hole in the front of it and put in a board of four speaker plugs then solder all of those to a cable that can plug into his MP3 player. Should i just solder all the black cables together and all he red cables together inside the box then connect them to the red and black cable to the MP3 player? The photos are the speaker plugs in going to use and a crappy MS paint picture of what im talking about

Topic by craig3    |  last reply


Mp3 player in a nes controller

O.K i have seen this floating around on the web a while back and i was wonder if anyone knows how to take the contact buttons on a mp3 player and solder them to a nes pads contacts. I'm confused on like where to solder and how it works because i would like to do something like it. For example like when you hit the A button it would like change the song or control the volume on the player.

Topic by fretmelter    |  last reply


push button mp3 player?

Hey. I was hoping somebody could help me with an idea i have for a costume. I'm making a costume for Tony Stark from Iron Man 3, with the headset. I can make the headset, but I wanted to add something to it. I want to be able to put a small device that will play sounds (JARVIS quotes) when you push a button. What I'm envisioning is something like you see in some toys. It has multiple sounds, but one button. It plays through one sound effect when you push the button, the next one the next time you push it, and so on. I've seen ones that will do a sound for each button with multiple buttons, but that's not really what I want. One button, multiple sounds, and it cycles through them. Thanks.

Question by Dustin Cox    |  last reply


How to convert FLAC to mp3 easily?

 Yo, I'm downloading Led Zeppelin on a torrent, and I realized it's FLAC. I've gotta Mac, and of course itunes and naturally i want it on my ipod. What's the easiest way to convert it to mp3?

Question by KentsOkay    |  last reply


power pack for battery powered mp3?

I am wondering if its easily possible to convert a mp3 that runs on AAA to mains via a power pack, which we all seem to have plenty of laying around. i realise that the AAA battery is 1.5v or there abouts while the closest spare power pack i have is 4.0v dc / 350mA will it work, or is it possible to further step down so it would be suitable ? via electonics - or do i need to find a powerpack that matchs a AAA battery voltage. i was going to wire this to the battery terminals ... or am i just looking for trouble? lol

Question by agatornz    |  last reply


What is the best MP3 player? NOT iPod

I'm looking for an MP3 player, but i don't want to get an iPod. I was thinking the Creative Zen. I was looking around and I saw the 8 gig at Walmart for about $150. (I don't want to be badgered about Walmart or China or whatever) So does anyone have any idea on what should I get. It needs to work with Vista and Windows Media Player.

Topic by heavy.metal.nguyen    |  last reply


How to make a mp3 car horn?

I have only seen one consumer product on the market and it retails about $200. I'm not up for spending that much for what seems like such a simple goal. Is there some kind of  MP3 chipset/micro-controller with a USB input where you can load a .mp3 onto a flash drive (or onboard memory) and then wire it up to a speaker/horn? This all seems really simple in writing but is this something one could actually do?

Question by MIDIcine    |  last reply


MP3 hack problem PLEASE HELP!

I am replacing an old mp3 rechgargeable battery rated 3.7 volts with another one that is also "rated" 3.7 BUT when measured with the Vmeter the little bugger gives an output of 4.2, (too high) is there anyway we could add a led or some resistors to lower the voltage without draining the battery when the device is off? Thanks for any suggestions Cheers!

Topic by dejabox    |  last reply


Old mp3-player, what to do with?

Hi everybody! I was going through some old boxes and found my old Creative Zen Vision:M. It's a bit beat up and the buttons are a bit dodgy but apart from that it's still working. It would be a waste to just throw it out but I don't really know what I could do with it, so now I'm asking for some suggestions. Just shout out if you have an idea, nothing is too silly or useless!

Topic by Jur    |  last reply


WiFi Radio / MP3 Player with ESP8266

Hello everyone, I'd like to make a new project: Reading in an usb stick with .mp3 files, and playing them. Moreover to swtich from mp3 playing to a wifi radio station. Basically I'd like to use a nodemcu ESP8266 for this project. This was my idea (s. Attachment) My questions: Does it work? Is the controller of the ESP8266 powerful enought to fit these requirements? Do you have improvements for this project? Best regards, Julian

Topic by julianpe    |  last reply


New mp3 user needs help. Answered

I have an MP3 player (for the first time) and haven't figured out how to download free audio books from Gutenberg as files to my computer.  (The MP3 player's manual assumes that I have audio files on my computer.)  I don't want to listen to them on my computer... I want to move files to my computer and from there to the player.   Can anyone point me to instructions (suitable for  Luddites) on how to do this?

Question by mole1    |  last reply


Need help with mp3 player doorbell?

I'm trying to hook up a relay to the wires leading to a broken door chime in a way that when the button is pressed it causes the mp3 player to play an audio clip. what I need help on is the speaker, what I would like, is to have the speaker turn on when the button is pressed and to stay on for 5 or so seconds after the button is released. How would I do that?

Question by zx5u    |  last reply


MP3 player - Car Unit Help?

OK, here's the deal. My truck's stereo finally kicked the bucket and now I have no way to play tunes. The old unit had an aux input, which was the only thing I really used (to play my MP3 player). I'd like to make a small, simple unit that just has a jack, power switch, and volume control I could mount in my truck that would run off of 12V and power 4 existing speakers (8 ohm). After looking around at other Instructables, I realized that I don't really know much about amps. I think I could wire one up, however, if I had a diagram. I have a couple of LM386N's laying around I could use, if I knew how... So, could someone please help me out on how to make an amp for this? And any other helpful info? Thanks a lot!

Question by Braunchitis    |  last reply


Motion Sensor Mp3 Stereo PLayer

How would I would I go about making a Motion Sensor Mp3 player using my Stereo.  I want to have the ability to play an mp3 file using my Stereo when people pass nearby the sensor.  I want something loud and very realistic.  I am unsatisfied with the reviews of the below mentioned products.   I want to be able to play the mp3 file - motion sensor using my stereo player. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YFP2GG https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Motion-Activated-Audio-Player/dp/B019R07FR4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid;=1505256883&sr;=8-7&keywords;=motion+sensor+mp3

Topic by WesleyK18    |  last reply


Lightbulb!!!!! Anybody up for a Rubik's MP3?

Once again, I have had an idea beyond my capability to perform (I need to get my first job soon...): an mp3 player inside a Rubik's 2x2 cube. I am not sure if it would work while still being functional, but even if it can't move, it would still be cool! Can someone PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE do this and post it? Danke schon!

Topic by Thorondor95    |  last reply


MP3 + Speak alternative power supply???

I have posted this this in 'Kids' forum also, I hope that is ok? MP3 Bedtime Stories ..... Battery  Hi, new here so please bare with me.....long story cut short. My Grandson is five years old and I thought it would be great, and get him to sleep quicker at night, if I could come up with some method of playing MP3 stories. I know, CD player, etc. nope, at five years old they want to take EVERYTHING apart. So no mains leads, CDs, etc. What I came up with was buy a simple and cheap (£2.99) MP3 player off ebay, pair it with a small battery powered speaker (£5.99) and away we go.....doh!   Both items are amazing and just right for the job BUT both are battery powered (will go flat after he falls asleep and they are left on) and two, they both have on-off switches underneath which stops me mounting them on a surface. Sorry this is going on so long....... What I thought of doing is getting a loooooooong lasting battery source (would 9v last a lot longer) and bringing ing it down to 1.5v (x2 one feed for each device). Then it wouldn't matter if they were left on overnight a few times -  or am I deluded.  Or better still, can anybody please advise? Both the speaker and MP3 player have internal rechargeable batteries but they rely on a VERY busy mum recharging them daily so I am looking for an alternative. thanks

Topic by TN1946    |  last reply


Is it possible to amplify vocals in a MP3-format?

Hello, So i have a couple of songs that have very loud instrumental parts, but the vocals are hard to hear. Turning the volume up or down obviously doesn't work and I've switched between In-ear buds and normal buds which didn't help either. So is there a program out there which allows me to either amplify the vocals or reduce the instruments? Thanks, -AUG-5OM3-

Question by AUG-5OM3    |  last reply


Is there a MP3 Player that has a USB port on it? Answered

I have enough music to fill a portable hard drive, but I don't want to buy a Zune or an iPod. If not, does anybody else have a solution? I am hoping that I won't have to resort to 

Question by Pinaz9    |  last reply


Gameboy Color MP3 Player!!!!Ga

I have a request. I have attempted to make a "Gameboy SP" with a gameboy color and an altoids tin. Accidentally snapping the thing in half, i have given up on the project after hours of trying to make my own bit that'll fit those darned screws (i've succeeded and plan on making an instructable about it sometime in the future) and i finally got it opened. then i destroyed it. I noticed that the thing has the potential of becoming an awesome mp3 player because it has the headphone hole, a button for select, and whatever you need! Maybe someone could use an old ipod mini for the project because i've got one that i broke too. Anyway. To summarize, i would like someone to make a Gameboy Color Mp3 player becuase that would be extremely awesome and would make me happy becuase i have a broken gameboy with nothing to do now. Below is a picture of how i feel.

Topic by alvincredible    |  last reply


MP3 Bedtime Stories ..... Battery supply???

Hi, new here so please bare with me.....long story cut short. My Grandson is five years old and I thought it would be great, and get him to sleep quicker at night, if I could come up with some method of playing MP3 stories. I know, CD player, etc. nope, at five years old they want to take EVERYTHING apart. So no mains leads, CDs, etc. What I came up with was buy a simple and cheap (£2.99) MP3 player off ebay, pair it with a small battery powered speaker (£5.99) and away we go.....doh!   Both items are amazing and just right for the job BUT both are battery powered (will go flat after he falls asleep and they are left on) and two, they both have on-off switches underneath which stops me mounting them on a surface. Sorry this is going on so long....... What I thought of doing is getting a loooooooong lasting battery source (would 9v last a lot longer) and bringing ing it down to 1.5v (x2 one feed for each device). Then it wouldn't matter if they were left on overnight a few times -  or am I deluded.  Or better still, can anybody please advise?  

Topic by TN1946    |  last reply


How to install LAME MP3 encoder?

Im trying to follow this guide https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-music-sound-scary/but i cant download the LAME mp3 program. i only got winzip and mingw and nothing more. its confusing. HELP

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Will Saltwater Ruin Cellphones/MP3 Players?

Ok im goin on a trip to Key West this weekend..gone be there all spring break! But the people im going with say no cellphones/mp3 players cause the saltwater/salty air could ruin them. I don't think its true, how would kids that live at the beach have cellphones? Oh and is there anything I can buy that has a USB connection at one end and a wall plug at the other? Like a cord? Thanks EDIT: OK the trip is over, and it was awsome!! I didnt take my phone on the boat...screw it. I survived too!

Question by Doveman    |  last reply