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Can't find MP4 player driver...

Hi,
I've got  a generic MP4 player that I'm trying to hook up to my PC so I can retrieve files from.  However, I can't locate the specific drivers for this particular MP4 player.

I've included pictures of it, can someone help me get Windows to recognize it!

Thanks,
Steven
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Malamamoto
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_Commented:
Check under Start - programs - accessories - system tools - system information.  
Click on "components" and then expand "problem devices".  See if this will identify your device.  Look at the PNP Device ID line.  Note down the VEN/DEV numbers (4 digits long).
Then post them here or see if it is at this site:

PCI Vendor and Device Lists
Not an official list, but by far the most accurate and complete.....
http://www.pcidatabase.com
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MalamamotoAuthor Commented:
I did that, it wasn't on their list.  :(
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_Commented:
hmmmm... go ahead and post the numbers here. Maybe someone can match them.

Any other numbers on the MP4 player besides the J-803?
Maybe under the battery cover?
Buried in the Onscreen Menu somewhere?
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_Commented:
You could also try running SIW with the player plugged in, and see if it can ID it.

SIW
http://www.gtopala.com/
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gtkfreakCommented:
ok. Here is a slightly different way to get to it, just if you want to be able to access it.
If you got access to another computer, install Linux on it and see if it is able to access the device. You could also install Linux on Virtualbox on an existing system to see if it is able to do anything for you.
Get virtual box here: http://www.virtualbox.org
Install Linux on the VirtualBox virtual machine
Install the VirtualBoxGuestAdditions from the menu in VirtualBox
Connect your device and see if it lists in the USB device list in virtualbox.
If ok, then you could probably be able to mount it and read it's contents.
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MalamamotoAuthor Commented:
The PNP Device ID for the MP4 player is:
USB\VID_10D6&PID_FF66\5&2F058105&0&6

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gtkfreakCommented:
Just forgot to mention. You will need a Linux distribution. You can use the Fedora Live CD, or Ubuntu live CD, available here http://www.ubuntu.com or at http://fedoraforum.org for Fedora.

If you do not have the time to do all that, just get the ISO for damn small linux and see if it helps you. You can see a list of LiveCD distributions here http://www.livecdlist.com

You need to download the ISO, burn it to a CD and then boot from the CD. You should be able to get Linux running and then test your MP4 player.
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MalamamotoAuthor Commented:
What are the odds that installing linux will provide the necessary drivers to be able to access the MP4 data?  This is for a client, so I don't want to run up the bill and invest hours and hours of billable time for a 10% chance it'll work.

Thanks!
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gtkfreakCommented:
Till you do not try, you do not know. Suggest if you do not have time, don't try it. But, you may miss something if you do not :-). BTW, a live CD download would depend on the speed of your internet connection. I would try the smaller one like DSL (damn small linux) or puppylinux first, before downloading the big one. Try the DSL, meanwhile, in parallel, download the big one.

Linux is able to recognize many of these USB storage devices, but as you say, there is no guarantee for anything (even windows). Perhaps you could try the LiveCD in place of virtualbox. Less of tinkering around.
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MalamamotoAuthor Commented:
Ok, linux boot will be my plan B. But for now, I'm hoping that someone can come up with the proper driver I need.  :)

Thanks!
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gtkfreakCommented:
ok. Puppylinux and DSL are small in size. Downloading and burning a CD of either, would have been done by now (including the test). If they do not work, you could try ubuntu live CD or fedora live CD.
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_Commented:
I haven't found anything specific yet, but these may help.

These talk about adding an edit to an AdufUpdate.inf file:

http://forum.s1mp3.org/viewtopic.php?p=24741

http://mympxplayer.org/viewtopic.php?p=39883

http://mympxplayer.org/47-vt567.html?postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=690

Possibly the same player with a different name:
MP4 Agiler PFE-051 Loading (almost to the bottom of the page)
http://masterichax.blogspot.com/
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MalamamotoAuthor Commented:
I got the device to be recognized...however, it never shows up in windows explorer or in the devlce manager under disk management.

How can I access the files on this device?

Oh, for the record the MP4 Agiler PFE-051 driver is what was able to get windows to recognize the device.
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_Commented:
hmmmmm... check in the MP4 player menu for a setting that says something about "Computer". I don't remember the wording on the one a neighbor use to plug into one of my rigs, just that it needed to be set or it wouldn't show up.
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MalamamotoAuthor Commented:
I'm not able to view anything on the mp3 screen...it just has an hour glass on the screen that never goes away.  :(
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_Commented:
Is that with it unplugged from the computer?
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MalamamotoAuthor Commented:
Yes, it shows an hour glass both plugged and unplugged.

Thanks for helping.  :)
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_Commented:
hmmm... look around the player and see if there is a little hole for a reset button. You might need something like a paperclip to push the button.
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MalamamotoAuthor Commented:
Sorry, no reset button.  I gave up on it.  Credit goes to coral47 for hooking me up with the correct driver.
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_Commented:
Thanks.

Something that worked on a "stuck" player I was playing with a while back, was to turn it On while holding down different buttons.
I'm not sure what combination did it, but after about 10 minutes of "nothing to lose" fiddling with it, it booted.
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MalamamotoAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but it didn't work.  :(  I really appreciated your help coral47
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_Commented:
oh well... it was worth a shot.    : /
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