when I try to play them the samsung says " file not supported" what does this mean?
It probably means that the Samsung cannot play tracks that are in industry-standard AAC format, the format used on tracks from the iTunes Store.
and what do I need to do to make them play?
Convert the tracks to a format the Samsung can play. For instructions on doing this in iTunes, see:
You'll have to consult the documentation for the Samsung to find out what formats it supports.
Thank you very much varjak paw.
I will look further into this using the link you supplied.
I do wish manufacturers would all sing from the same song sheet, how much simpler this would make things,
you would think that they would all synchronise thier products by now, but no. why make things too simple. grrrr!!!
Thank you again.