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Simple Music Player For Alzheimer's
See how easy the Simple Music Player is to use!
- Dimensions: 300mm x 190mm x 110mm
- Weight: 1.7kg
- Color: Available in Red, Green, and Burr-Walnut
- Music upload: Music upload: via USB connection (cable provided) compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple ios and Linux
- Music format: MP3, MPEG4, WMA, WAV, AAC files
- User controls: ON/OFF and NEXT TRACK
- Presetable controls: Volume control on the base of device
- Ancillary controls: User controls can be mimicked using remote switches via the back panel
- Headphone socket
- Power requirements: Local mains supply - factory configured to your country's standard
- Power consumption: less than 700mA at 9V
- Amplifier: 6W Class D mono audio amplifier
- Speaker: 4ohm 90mm diameter high-quality circular cone
- Cleaning: Wipe down with a damp cloth (not waterproof)
- Country of Origin: Made in Wales, United Kingdom
Comes with Pre-loaded Music
The Simple Music Player comes loaded with sixty-four tunes from the Big Band Era, songs like Glen Miller's Over There; Tiger Rag, by Tommy Dorsey; and Mel Torme singing Along With Me. The selections are mostly Glenn Miller and the Dorsey brothers, with a few other artists and orchestras sprinkled in. See the entire Playlist.
Uploading Music to your Player
Tunes are loaded into the ’Simple Music Player (SMP)’ by means of a USB cable connection to your computer. There is no software to install. It is compatible with all systems which support USB 'plug and play' devices (Apple, Microsoft, Linux, etc.)
Once the SMP is recognised by your computer then it acts as if it were a standard USB stick or some external memory location; simply copy your music files from the computer to the SMP. You can either 'cut and paste' or 'drag and drop'; whichever you prefer. Tunes can be individually uploaded or deleted at anytime using this method.
Pre-loaded Playlist: All the songs that come with your player, unless you request that we delete them.
The Simple Music Player for Alzheimer's and dementia is not only easy to use, but also easy to program with your own music. We still run into a problem now and then, but nothing we can't work through. One issue that comes up occasionally involves the Apple operating system. If you are finding that music is not deleting from your Simple Music Player, it is not really because of the SMP, but the way Apple treats deleted files. Instructions for resolving this follow, and it is really very simple.
How to delete music files from your Simple Music Player - for Apple users only
Just by means of explanation ... the Simple Music Player looks and plays all the compatible files it finds on its internal memory regardless of which directory or folder they are in.
The problem arises because Apple iOS doesn't actually delete the files when you press the 'delete' key, but creates a hidden sub-folder called '.trash' or '.trash-1000' and simply moves them into that folder. You can't see the files, but they still exist and so the simple music player is finding them and playing them.
To resolve the problems you have two choices:
- empty the .trash folder.There is information how to do this here for example.
- (***** Preferred *****) reformat the Simple Music Player memory card (this will delete everything on the Simple Music Player) and then drag and drop the music you want back onto it again.
How to reformat? The Simple Music Player acts exactly the same as if its a USB stick or flash drive plugged into your machine, so formatting is just the same operation.
There are a lot of tutorials on the web (again this is a 'how to operate your computer' problem) - try this one and your problems should be solved.
There's a very clear video on Youtube if you prefer video help.
(PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ONLY POWER UP THE SIMPLE MUSIC PLAYER ONCE THE USB CABLE IS PLUGGED IN, OR IT WON'T OPERATE IN USB MODE)
And know that you can call us for help toll free from the U.S. and Canada at 877/300.3021
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