Reply
Newbie
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎05-16-2014

Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory

[ Edited ]

Is there a way to combine the 8gb Micro SD Card songs and the internal memory songs so they can all be available in one spot?  I love to use the shuffle feature and it's a bummer that I can't figure out how to combine the two.  My library is pretty much split in half between the card and the internal memory.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 258
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory

The only possible workaround is to use a playlist with all songs. Works for me, but for some reason ~50 songs are missing. Not a big deal.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory

Instead of using an 8GB card and the 8GB internal memory, you could use a 16GB card and put all your songs on the card. Remember though to get a class 4 card, and not a faster one, as Sandisk players often have problems with cards faster than class 4. In the US, you could get a Sandisk 16GB class 4 micro SDHC card for under $10 with free shipping.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory

[ Edited ]

Jazz-You have managed to get a playlist to work on the Clip Sport that has songs from both internal and card memory????? How did you accomplish that?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory

"Create a single playlist with all the songs - from the device memory + microSDHC card."

 

Have you actually gotten this to work? I don't use playlists on My Clip Sport, I did use the Go List on My Clip+ and Clip Zip before I started using Rockbox. On the Clip+ and Clip Zip whole albums (or even all the songs of an artist) can be added to the Go List in one step. The instructions for playlists on the Clip Sport is that the playlist needs to be in the folder that contains all the songs, which means that a playlist could be for songs on card memory or on internal memory, but not songs from both.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory

"The Clip Sport/Jam only supports M3U playlists and they must be stored in the same directory as the files in the playlist."

 

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14337/~/creating-m3u-playlists-for-the-clip-sport%2Fja...

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 258
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory


JK98 wrote:

Jazz-You have managed to get a playlist to work on the Clip Sport that has songs from both internal and card memory????? How did you accomplish that?


No, not really. I have mixed it up with my success to avoid the file limit and nevertheless have shuffle play. In fact I use just the card for the playlist. So ignore my suggestion. Sorry for the confusion!

 

But the workaround for the thread starter would indeed be to use a larger card to have all files there.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory

"Ansambla"-Huh??????

 

I don't understand what you wrote.

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-18-2015

Re: Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory

don't waste your money on a 16bit card if you have a sport, it will only play 2000 songs no matter what.  better yet, don't waste your money on a sport;  it doesn't advertise this deficiency, yet it is real.  i bought a 32 gb card to store all my music only to find out the player will only play 2000 songs and it picks the ones it wants.  i've got 5000+ songs and can only listen to 2000.  i am extremely pissed because i did not know the limitations because it is not advertised,  dumped and reloaded the card THREE TIMES.  THREE TIMES.  wasted my time and money.  if the pricks at sandisk don't make it right, i will never buy another product from them.  i will, however, come back here repeatedly and make sure everyone knows what **bleep** they sell and how little they respect their customers

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Combining MIcro SD Card and Internal Memory

"don't waste your money on a 16bit card if you have a sport, it will only play 2000 songs no matter what. "

 

I have a 16GB class 4 Sandisk card in my Clip Sport. I also have the internal memory full, with around 1100 songs. I have just slightly under 2000 songs on the card, and the card is almost full. I use 256 kbps mp3 for my music. At 256kbps MP3, you get around 9 hours of music per GB. I also have Rockboxed Clip Zip and Clip+ players. While I love using Rockbox, and am annoyed by the limitations of the Clip Sport, I might buy another one due to the Clip Sport's extra battery life.

 

" i am extremely pissed because i did not know the limitations because it is not advertised,  dumped and reloaded the card THREE TIMES.  THREE TIMES.  wasted my time and money."

 

At the Clip Sport's price though of under $50, it competes against the 2GB ipod Shuffle, which has no screen, no radio, no card slot, and just 2GB of storage. While in a few ways the Clip Sport is inferior to the Clip Zip and Clip+, it is still far superior to players by other brands in its price range. If you are willing to spend $100 or more there are other options, however even those have their limitations. For example, one $100 player has no built in storage, and only 11 hours of battery life. Others don't have a card slot at all, and have only 16GB of memory built in, and have a proprietary connector.