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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

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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...

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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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Adruino Audio Player?

Is it possible to make a Adruino Audio Player?  I think its possible processing-wise, but how would I add extra memory (microSD)?

Question by lol XD    |  last reply


Explosive music player

There was much fear and freak out [when the box was opened]. But cooler heads prevailed and a phone call was made. “Hey Matt, did you order metal objects of a dubious nature?” Find out what they did, and how, here. (And what music would you store on it?  My first thoughts were Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang or Twisted Firestarter...)

Topic by Kiteman    |  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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


computer hard drive to MP3 player

I have got an old hard drive, and i want to make an MP3 player using the hard drive disk, anyone know how?

Topic by wingman246    |  last reply


USB DRIVE TO MP3 PLAYER YAHOOOOOO

Is there in the world of genius any body there who can make usb drive to mp3 player or any circuit by which connecting a pen driver with having mp3 files can be played. if possible i can only say to him YAHoooooooooooooooo.

Topic by CHANKYA    |  last reply


mobile battery in cheap mp3 player

Help me i hv a cheap mp3 player which is not charging now...and i cant find its battery replacement in market... so i am thinking of attaching a mobile's battery(nokia bl-5b which i hv 3 in spare) to the mp3 player as power source ... my question is will it work since both battery gives output of 3.7v ??? and will it give longer playing time my... mp3 player was previously giving me roughly 1 hour of play time with that tiny 3.7v battery... ???

Topic by D3zire    |  last reply


MP3 player with USB disk input

Hi All.I use my USB flash drive to play music on my PC and in my car. My stereo at my entertainment area does not have a USB input so I have to plug a device into it via aux such as a phone or MP3 player. My question is; are there any MP3 players that have a port for a USB flash drive? I have an old phone that I currently load with music to play on my stereo when I have guests but I would prefer to simply plug my USB disk into a device to play music off of it. Its a pain to load music onto my USB, then have to load the music again onto my old phone. Thanks

Topic by Waynne-EdwardR  


What are some media players other than Windows Media Player, that are free and register mp3 players? Answered

I have an Archos 105, and I am tired of Windows Media Player freezing up whenever I plug in my mp3 or rip a cd. I downloaded VLC Media Player, but it doesn't register when I plug in my mp3.

Question by General Eggs    |  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



I have a broken mp3 player which has got a small camera

I hav a broken mp3 player with a camera.I want to remove it and use it as a cctv or something.Can i do such thing if yes tell me how. thank you

Question by Beduk    |  last reply


I have an old 1gb jWIN mp3 player that I no longer have a use for. Any cool ideas for a project?

The player has an internal mic and male usb output.

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how do I disassemble a sony walkman NWZ-E345?

I have a loose charge port and need to know how to fix it because it won't charge.

Question by orangezilla247    |  last reply


Name + number telephone save to MP3 player?

Dear All..  Please could you help me to know : It possible save name and number telephone from NOTEPAD or other from (my computer) to MP3 player ( please see my MP3 on picture) If yes  please show me where to find it on Google  and if easy please point me.Thank you so much in advance for your time and hope you will help me.                                                                  Best regards                                                                                lam

Question by lam    |  last reply


programmer time off (sleep)mp3 player

 Dear....   I have this mp3 player.and must reprogram each night for time off (sleep)could you help me to know it can program once for all .if yes please show me how  do that.                         Thank you in advance your time                                        lam

Question by lam    |  last reply


would like idea for old mp3 player

 Hi all, I have been "donated" an old mp3 player. just looking for ideas on how to transform it. Original suggestions have been: Time Machine, ray gun, any-other-unrealistic-70s-invention Anyone have any useful/interesting ideas? Thanks

Topic by seabrow    |  last reply


How to connect a phone battery in a mp3 player?

Hello everyone, I would like to know how to connect a phone battery in a mp3 player ? The player in question is a sansa clip+. I appreciate everyone's help.?

Question by fga100    |  last reply


Generic MP3 player to Sony car stereo

How can I connect a generic MP3 player to a 10-year-old Sony CDX-C4840R car stereo? The stereo has a Line In, but this only works when the CD changer unit is connected to the special bus. I don't want to spend money on the special unit that Sony sells.

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Fix Noise in usb mp3 player kit

I recently buy a usb mp3 player kit I search internet about its connection and I connect all thing correct to my amplifier .  My  amplifier s good but there is lot of noise in the song I cant hear it properly So what  I do?

Question by Soumojit    |  last reply


Why did my MP3 player die?

I have a philips 1 gig MP3 player that has stopped working. When the power button is pressed nothing happens. When I plug it into the computer (win XP) I get the beep that indicates the computer is noticing something at the port but the computer does not register it as a device or a drive. In the past when I plugged it in the player would light up and show that the battery was charging now, nothing. I have tried it on a different computer and also opened it and disconnected the internal battery and then reconnected it- no luck. Also I tried the reset button - no luck. any ideas?

Question by shantinath1000    |  last reply



Mp3 player power - on/off switch broke

So,I have this mp3 player that is very good for my needs, but its power switch broke off.When I opened the device, I realized that the switch was literally detached from it.This is a photo of the mp3.As the battery was almost detached aswell, I'll weld the it again, that is not a problem...But I'm not sure how I can fix the switch, it can be something improvised, I just need it to work...Any ideas?Thank you so much in advance!!P.S.: Sorry for any english mistakes, it is not my native language.P.S.2.: This is a very old device but a good one, as least for me.

Question by StephanieC243    |  last reply


Curtis mp100 mp3 player mod ideas

Hi all, It my first time posting and I wanted to get some ideas, I found a old mp3 player of mine its a curtis mp1000 1gb mp3 player, its a self contained usb rive and uses a aaa battery for power. I am looking to make it a bit more useful to myself, I wanted to know if anyone would have a suggestion as to how I can make this into a good voice recorder, it has a mic already. I plan on using it for lectures ect. I was hoping that I could add a rechargeable battery that recharges off the usb connection, and somehow expand the memory while leaving the buttons and their controls intact. This may be impossible, but let me know, and thanks in advance for whatever help I receive.

Topic by RichardHellyer  


MP3 Players and Magnets Newb Help Please?

I am planning on doing the project below for my Zune using a dry box and a marine speaker so I can take it canoeing with friends. The one thing I was wondering is if the speaker's magnet will wipe out my Zune's HD seeing as I would mount it in the box near the speaker. I know I can find shielded speakers, but I don't want to shell out a heck of a lot of cash for only one speaker seening as this is my first project like this. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-iPod-Amp/Help would be appreciated very much.

Topic by RedFilter  


What do you use to play MP3 on your Mac?

What do you use to play MP3 on your Mac? 

Question by SeanAllison    |  last reply


linux on polaroid pmp350-4 mp3 player?

I am trying to re-flash and put linux on this mp3 player. The ultimate goal is full sound and photo/video support with touch screen interface, using an alternate OS other than the one provided by polaroid. I would like to use this to read text documents as well. ---- --- I was going through some of the old gadgets in my house and found that I still had an old polaroid pmp350 mp3 player. It has a touch screen and I thought to myself "hmm... google android..." or "rockbox..." This is a cheap peace of hardware, and even though google android is out of the question, I was wondering about flashing it with custom firmware to allow it to run some other operating system. It has a touch screen which would make it quite fun to play around with if only there was a way to expand its current capabilities. So I thought I would put up this thread to see if somebody more clever than I could figure out how to re-flash this thing and install linux, OR if somebody could point me in the direction of materials that might be used to do such a thing. The main issue is going to be getting an OS to run on this unsupported hardware. I am going to be doing research in the meantime to find out how to get linux on this device, because I think it would be a really cool hack to show off to friends. *Update* Have written polaroid for info regarding technical specifications, also asked if they might be able to provide a rom flashing tool* If anybody wants to give this a shot, let me know how it turns out. Peace and love.

Question by djbuggybee    |  last reply