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Old 14-07-2005, 6:23 PM
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Question Tevion Mp3 player from Aldi

Did anyone get one of these today? My daughter got one and cannot figure out how to download music from the computer onto the mp3 player. The computer does not seem to recognise the device, even though we have put the mp3 cd in to install. We have windows xp.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks. :confused:
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Old 14-07-2005, 6:38 PM
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Yes. bought one today.

Didn't install any software, just plugged it in to a USB port and the PC recognised it as a "device with removable storage" or something. I could then browse the memory on the player just like a normal folder, drag and drop stuff onto it etc.

Just tried it on my second PC and the same thing happened. Subsequently, it appears as "Removable Disk(H)" when I browse "My Computer".

I am using Windows XP Home edition, including pretty recent updates.
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Old 14-07-2005, 6:50 PM
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If it is like the one I got a while back from Aldi, that took SD cards as well, then with anything above Win98SE, it should just be recognised when you plug it into an USB port. You should be able to just drag and drop files in then.

One of the annoyances I find with this type of device is that they seem to have minds of their own when it comes to preserving the order of tracks in say, an album. One freeware program that helps for me is called "ReOrganize!" and you should be able to spot this on Google. I found this invaluable with the tracks on the SD card in above device.

Hope that helps.

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Old 14-07-2005, 7:05 PM
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It does not take an SD card, it is the one on offer today.
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Old 14-07-2005, 7:49 PM
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Still not managed to get it working on my pc!

Have tried it on my friends and it works straight away.

Any suggestions on what might be stopping it working?

Thanks.
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Old 14-07-2005, 8:57 PM
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WHich version of Windows do you have?

Do you have any other USB devices which you can plug into the ports you've tried? (To check it's not a faulty / miswired port).
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Old 14-07-2005, 9:35 PM
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have eventually managed to sort it out plugged into the usb port at back and it works. dont know why it did not work in front ones.
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Probably not connected or incorrectly connected.
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Old 14-07-2005, 11:52 PM
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Has anyone more information on this MP3 player, my daughter is looking for one,
Thanks
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Old 15-07-2005, 1:31 PM
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Originally Posted by chappy
Has anyone more information on this MP3 player, my daughter is looking for one,
Thanks
Jayne
All sold out at my local ALDI today but specs follow -

This magnificent MP3 Player has an amazing specification, including 512Mb of flash memory, enabling you to store up to 160 songs.
  • Samsung flash memory and USA Sigmatel Solution
  • Line-in direct encoding to WAV format - enables you to download directly from any music device
  • Folder structure with subfolder - enables you to find the track you want quickly
  • 7-colour LCD display with backlight
  • Voice Recorder with voice recording time of 8.6 hours
  • USB Flash Drive (Plug & Play)
  • ID3 Support: Title of Song and Singer name display
  • Supports WMA & MP3
  • Bass/medium/treble
  • Repeat: Repeat 1/all/A-B
  • Battery: 1 x AAA (included)
  • Battery life: 8 hours
  • Size: 95 x 31 x 23mm
  • Accessories include: earphone, CD driver, USB cable, user's manual and carry pouch
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Old 15-07-2005, 3:53 PM
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How much is it ?

And has anyone got the link to the Aldi website that it was advertised on

Thanks

cancel that just found it on the grab it board

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Old 15-07-2005, 10:26 PM
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How much is it ?

And has anyone got the link to the Aldi website that it was advertised on

Thanks

cancel that just found it on the grab it board
Sorry chappy, I omitted the most important detail
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Old 31-05-2006, 9:03 PM
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Can anyone help? I've just had a problem with this mp3 player. When I plug into pc I get message "usb device not recognized" Any ideas?
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The only thing to note is that it doesn't say if it'll play DRM files.

Something to consider if you plan or currently use the UK music download sites.
Dave.
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Re USB device working in the back ports of a PC only. Some PC's seem to only be able to support USB 1 in the front ports so any USB 2 devices have to be plugged in in the rear sockets.
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We have just bought (35GBP) the 1GB Tevion MP3 player that Aldi now have on offer (13/7), which sounds like a later version of that detailed by Tharweb last year.

It looks good and sounds good, but we don't seem able too find anything about 'folders' in the manual, and all our songs downloaded to it so far appear as a single numbered sequence, even though we have created them in individual album folders in the 'removable disk' that it appears as on our PC (XP home). It's not too bad finding tracks at the moment with 30-ish on board, but it will become a nightmare in the future unless we sort it.
I cannot find anything on the Web regarding this unit. Can anyone help?

Also, the Aldi website mentioned about two 'fm headsets' being supplied with this unit - but our unit came with one, standard headset! I am not quite sure how the player can get power out through the audio connection to the headset, so I can only imagine that a 'fm headset' would have a small tuner+battery built into the leads.
Has anyone bought a unit with 2 headsets, or even better 'fm headsets' - whatever they are!
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Old 17-07-2006, 10:22 PM
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the price for the latest mp3 in aldi is 34.99
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Old 20-07-2006, 11:15 AM
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Default Tevion MP3

Re the problems with the Tevion MP3 player I agree with simonsdad that it is a good unit let down by a poor instruction book. There is no mention of folders in the instruction book though it states on the box that the unit has a folder structure.

How do you get in touch with Aldi for help? I'm not too sure the girl at the counter would be able to help.

Anyone know how to access folders on this unit?
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is there no number in the manual

write to head office, the address would be on the receipt
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Quote:
Originally Posted by simonsdad
We have just bought (35GBP) the 1GB Tevion MP3 player that Aldi now have on offer (13/7), which sounds like a later version of that detailed by Tharweb last year.

It looks good and sounds good, but we don't seem able too find anything about 'folders' in the manual, and all our songs downloaded to it so far appear as a single numbered sequence, even though we have created them in individual album folders in the 'removable disk' that it appears as on our PC (XP home). It's not too bad finding tracks at the moment with 30-ish on board, but it will become a nightmare in the future unless we sort it.
I cannot find anything on the Web regarding this unit. Can anyone help?

Also, the Aldi website mentioned about two 'fm headsets' being supplied with this unit - but our unit came with one, standard headset! I am not quite sure how the player can get power out through the audio connection to the headset, so I can only imagine that a 'fm headset' would have a small tuner+battery built into the leads.
Has anyone bought a unit with 2 headsets, or even better 'fm headsets' - whatever they are!

simonsdad

re the supposedly 2 headsets with the mp3 player and only 1 in the box, if you contact the store where you got 1 from they will sort you out with one,
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