1/27/10
9:50 pm

Forum Question: How to get Macbook Pro to “see” a Samsung YP-S3 mp3 player?

Hi everyone!

So I recently switched to a MacBook Pro and love it! Except for the fact that it doesn’t seem to be compatible with my Samsung YP-S3 mp3 player. I had no issues with my mp3 player and my old PC, I connected the player using the included USB cord, used Windows Media player to sync my music from the computer to player (the software the player came with to do the job was junk), and it worked fine.

However when I plug the player into my mac with the USB the player lights up and charges just fine, but according to the computer there’s just nothing there at all. iTunes doesn’t show any device connected, and the player doesn’t show up in the Finder menu. I have already checked in the Preferences menu in Finder and the “show Cds, DVDs and iPods” box is checked.

There’s nothing at all in the players instruction manual about connecting to a mac, it just refers to PCs. I’ve lost the included installation CD, so unfortunately I can’t try to install it on my mac, however as I remember it just contained the junk music sorting program I never used on my PC.

I’m running Mac OS X 10.6.2.

Is there some program or app that will allow my mac to “see” this player? Please help! I’ve been listening to the same music for sooo long!

Thank you! :)
– Rachel

— Rachel Makin

Comments: 11 Responses to “How to get Macbook Pro to “see” a Samsung YP-S3 mp3 player?”

    1/27/10 @ 9:56 pm

    I looked into it and it seems this MP3 player is not a normal USB device. Even on Windows it doesn’t show up as a drive, but requires you to use the media software to upload songs. That’s why it isn’t showing up on your Mac — because that software is Windows-only.
    I did see in one place that the program “XNJB” can be used. But I have no way to test it.

    Rachel Makin
    1/27/10 @ 11:12 pm

    Hi Gary!

    Thanks for replying! I had no problem using Media Player to upload songs with my PC so I’m not sure. I definitely didn’t use the media software that came with it, it was awful. I’ll check out the XNJB program, thanks for the suggestion.

    – Rachel

    Rachel Makin
    1/28/10 @ 12:13 pm

    Well no luck with the XNJB program, it sounded promising but when I downloaded it I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.

    Gwen
    3/28/10 @ 9:19 am

    Yes, I am also really disappointed. I like the Samsung, but as a Mac user I’m kind of befundled as to why it’s not recognized. Please help!

    Jordan
    6/8/10 @ 1:19 pm

    XNJB Works perfectly

    Martin
    7/27/10 @ 11:44 am

    Jordan is right – XNJB works fine. Just go to ‘music’ then browse to the folder or file you want to transfer, and use the ‘up’ arrow to transfer it to the device.

      Nigel
      1/20/11 @ 10:24 am

      i’d like to do the same thing, but I have OS X 10.4.11… downloaded it, and it’s not responding when i open it. any suggestions?

        Mohamed
        2/2/11 @ 2:51 pm

        I try it in Mac os version 10.6.6 and it work fine for me.

    Mohamed
    2/2/11 @ 2:47 pm

    It Works For Me Too.
    1. Plug your samsung.
    2. Chose Music.
    3. Chose Your Tracks.
    4. Press the up arrow Icon in the middle of the program interface.
    Look at the status bar of the program you will see a little progress bar chowing you the operation of the transfer, you will also notice that the program transfer your files track bay track.
    Enjoy!

    Enrique
    2/15/11 @ 5:39 am

    it worked fine – Mohamed Instructions worth it. Thanks

    Adrian
    4/12/11 @ 6:25 pm

    XNJB worked perfectly. So fast and easy. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

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