2002-245719 is referenced by 57 patents.
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an apparatus and a method for converting an MP3 file by a standalone unit and then transferring it to a portable player without a computer.SOLUTION: The method and the apparatus are disclosed for converting audio contents to digital files (e.g. MP3 files) and then transferring the converted digital files to a portable player utilizing a standalone unit without the requirement of a compact disk. A method and an apparatus are also disclosed for converting contents from a first recordable medium to another format and then transferring the converted contents to a portable player or a second recordable medium upon a single action of a user. Further, a method and an apparatus are disclosed for transferring digital file (e.g. MP3 files) to a portable player, and for docking the portable player to a standalone device which can easily recharge the portable player.