How to Connect a Device to Windows Media Player

by James Clark
Tastatur und USB / Keyboard and USB image by Nazar Chabara from

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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.


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  • Tastatur und USB / Keyboard and USB image by Nazar Chabara from

About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.

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