How to Connect a Device to Windows Media Player

By James Clark

USB plug for connecting a device to Media Player.
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Windows Media Player is a software package installed with Microsoft operating systems to manage playback of multimedia files, including digital video and music files. Media Player offers a convenient way to store and organize content, create music playlists and transfer content to another device, such as an iPod or MP3 player. Connecting a device to Media Player requires a computer with a USB port and a USB cable for data transfer in a process called syncing. The cable typically comes with the device.

Attach the smaller of the two ends of the USB cable to the port on the device, typically on the side or bottom edge.

Plug in the other end of the cable to an unused USB port on the computer.

Click the Start button in the lower left corner of the desktop to select "All Programs" and double-click "Windows Media Player" in the list that appears in a new window.

Click the "Sync" tab in the upper right corner of Media Player to connect it with the external device.