However, you can use Windows Media Player, RealPlayer and my favorite program MediaMonkey (free but converting to 128bitrate makes you buy the upgrade) to put songs onto the player. No drivers are needed for Windows XP and up - you do need the usb cable. The Sylvania drive will appear in "Windows Explorer" or the *Start* "Computer" as a simple drive which can be viewed and at a minimum use drag and drop or copy your mp3 files over. I use a software program to put files on the player so it converts all songs to 128 bitrate which allows me to have over 1000 songs on the 4gb provided. I use a SD chip to hold come audio books and a video I may want someone to view.