How to Connect a Device to Windows Media Player

By James Clark

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.