06-26-2016 08:28 AM
I thought this problem only occurred on the Clip Sport and Jam but I have not been able to get my Clip+ to play books with three digit track numbers in order. This seems to be the track order it follows: 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 010 009 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 020 021 018 022 019 023 024 025 026 027 030 031 032 033 028 034 029 035 036 037 040 041 042 043 044 045 038 046 039 047 050 051 052 053 054 055 056 057 048 060 049 061 062 063 064 065 066 067 070 071 058 072 059 073 074 075 076 077 068 069 078 079 080 ************. At 078 it starts playing in order, all the way up to the last track . I've tested this with 3 audiobooks with up to 164 tracks and two different Clip+s. I've tried to fiddle with the filename and title tags, for example making them both the same as the track tag, but the Clip+ keeps to the order above. Is this a well known bug that Sansa refuses to fix? The firmware level is 1.02.18 in both my Clip+s.
06-26-2016 02:34 PM
You mean this problem is not well known and new to you? I hope somebody can test themselves and confirm or deny what I wrote. I don't know the answer to your question and have no energy for such experimentation. I simply used a free program to merge and rename files and things seem to work fine with less than 100 tracks per book.
06-27-2016 07:23 PM - edited 06-27-2016 07:51 PM
OK I decided to play around again. I removed the Genre Tag Audiobook and copied and pasted a 249 track book in a single folder into the Music Folder where it plays in order from the Folder menu. Is that what you were asking? It plays in order from the Folder menu even if it is in the Audiobooks folder and has the genre tag. But the wacky order is what you get if you try to play it from the Audiobooks menu which you want to use to get the nice resume function. I also tried playing it from the Album menu under Music and got the wacky order again.
07-02-2016 05:41 PM
Sounds like a bug all right, and since the Clip + is long discontinued and not getting firmware updates, it's probably always going to be there.
You might try the alternate firmware Rockbox at www.rockbox.org . Or deal with playing the books from Folders.
07-02-2016 05:59 PM - edited 07-02-2016 06:01 PM
What about using 2-digit prefixes for chapter files and for track numbers (01-99) for Part1 as book name (album name).
So, 001 = 01, etc
At chapter 100, just start over at 01 with Part2 as book name .
You can use shareware program "mp3tag" to revise ID3 tags and filenames with alternate numbering schemes.
07-02-2016 06:23 PM
As far as I know, none of the Sansa mp3 players support Audiobooks or music Albums with more than 99 tracks. Certainly the Sport and Jam don't. Do you know off hand if Rockbox does? I will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion. It only takes me a few minutes to fix up the tags of a book by either merging files or going to multiple volumes so I don't regard this as a killer issue. The lack of resume when in folder mode, except for simple power off and on', makes it an undesirable choice.
07-22-2016 02:58 PM
Sorry I don't understand. Are you saying that you can play in order more than 99 tracks when the file names are in alphanumberic order in the File Menu? I don't think what you say works in the Book Menu. You need at least the Album tag and track tags there. I want to use the Book Menu because it has the nice resume function