Napster and the "rocket": a consensus?

So I did some research and decided to make a rocket.  Not because they are the best ever invented, but because they seem to be the best that sells (and is thus likely to be supported for a while).  I searched this forum and the web looking for information on how well play together Fuze and Napster and I received a very mixed message.  I wonder if the community here can answer these two questions:

1 Napster works generally well on the "rocket"?

2 music subscription Napster-to-go usually plays from the SD card?

These questions have been asked here before, but a definitive answer was never really reached.  I did this research forum widely enough, but if I missed something, please let me know.

Here's what I know. Napster uses DRM for its files in through Windows Media Player and the MTP Protocol.  Sansa and Microsoft have cooperated on doing work together their alternative to iTunes/doPi compatibility.  They work insofar as Napster runs decently with any other computer and player mix.

Still Windows Media Player's whims, and instructions on most music services are not the clearest. So it is hard to tell from here inquiries what is a user error, which is weirdness WMP, which is a quirk of the particular computer involved, which is poorly explained by Napster and what may be a specific bug between Napster and Sansa.

TomJensen is right. Just try it. If you have used with success of Napster with another player connected to your computer, you can probably do the same with the Sansa - and if not, that's what guarantees store are for.  Do not tell them it's Napster - you can pretend you're a n00b and whining that it does not work.

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  • PC not recognize the files on the rocket?

    It's rather difficult to describe, but...

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    Settings system/settings/USB Mode. Change to the PSG, which is probably what you were using before.

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  • How disconnec to the "rocket"?


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    Allthunbs wrote:

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    If you couldn't separate your own albums while organizing things on the computer, you may be courting madness. I know I would - it would list all the tracks 01 - FirstSong.mp3, 02 - SecondSong.mp3 straws, etc..

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  • The "rocket" does not load

    My bitch rocket does not load.

    its quite small.

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    I tried the front and back.

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    I just got this for Christmas.

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    Try to do this, it worked for me

    neutron_bob wrote:

    You can try to load first, connecting in MSC mode manually.  In this way, you can start with a loaded rocket.

    1. open a Windows Explorer window by pressing [Windows] + E, or go to work.

    2. starting on the rocket POWER off, slide the switch to HOLD (orange list).  Press and hold the Center button while connected to the USB port.  You should hear the familiar sound of ba - ding the device is recognized, and it should appear on the screen.  At this point, release the button.

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