04-20-2011 01:32 PM
I have read that to move podcasts onto your Sansa Clip, you need to put them into the MUSIC folder on the Sansa Clip. But if this is true, why does a folder named PODCASTS already exist on the mp3 player?
Is there any benefit to me installing the Rhapsody software that came along with the Sansa Clip? I like to use explorer.
Also, is it possible to use Itunes with the Sansa?
Thanks for any and all replies.
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04-20-2011 02:00 PM
I find it convenient to separate my music which (administered and synched by Win Media Player) which I seldom erase, from my podcasts which are generally erased after listening.
I do this by using the external uSD card that is plugged into the Clip+ for storing my podcasts. I simply plug Clip+ into my PC and open its "external memory location, and then copy the downloaded podcasts into the Clip+ Podcast folder. Doesn't matter if podcasts are all in a single folder, as Clip+ sorts them by Album and Title tags.
Probably can find a way to synch these, but no problem for me to re-tag and transfer manually.
04-20-2011 05:22 PM
Thanks for your reply gerryp. All these years and I wasn't aware Windows Media Player had that capability!
So if I understand you correctly then, I SHOULD use a memory card and copy the podcasts onto it? Do I need to make folders for the memory card as well?
You said you keep your music files on the Clip+, does that mean you keep them on the unit or do you put them on the memory card as well?
Just out of curiousity, why does Sansa have those folders (i.e., podcasts) on the Clip+ if we are prohibited to copy podcasts to it? Do folders on the Clip+ OR the memory card attached to the Clip+ serve any purpose at all?
Thanks again for your help with this.
04-20-2011 05:45 PM
04-20-2011 08:48 PM
I read it somewhere in one of the forums here (that you had to move podcasts into the MUSIC folder..).
Earlier I was unable to move podcasts into the folder called PODCASTS (but for some reason, I had no problem moving podcasts into the MUSIC folder -- weird!) but all is well now with the pods .. so far.
Thanks for the intel on Rhapsody and advice with Itunes. I really appreciate your help.
04-21-2011 06:15 AM
Some answers to your questions:
I use WMP for music admin and synch-ing because Clip+ seems to be built with WMP in mind and works very well with this interface. I thought about using iTunes but decided it was too invasive and would inundate my PC with advertisements and e-mails.
I put my podcasts on a separate uSDC and manually update to avoid disturbing my music catalog containing more than 1,000 selections. My music selections are stored in the Clip's internal memory. I suppose I could back them up on uSDC as well but not much advantage since they are already backed up om my PC.
Podcasts are are arranged by Clip no matter whether they originate in folders or separate files. All Clip cares about are the Album and Title tags of the podcasts
No problem copying podcasts to the Podcast folder, but Clip will assort them by tags, as indicated.. Podcast folder allows an easy search from the Clip menu
04-21-2011 06:40 AM
I'm just about to purchase a sandisk and I really appreciate all the useful comments questions and especially the replies on this site. Thank you!
04-21-2011 08:17 AM
Thanks for making this seem clearer gerryp. WMP does more than I imagined. Too bad it doesn't have the podcast support itunes does.
I bought a Ipod a couple weeks ago and took it back because I was so unsatisfied with it. This Clip+ really is a much better product for less $$.
I think I'll take your advice and buy me a uSDC (that's a memory card right?) for the podcasts and use WMP for the music.
Thanks again to everyone for your advice.
04-21-2011 10:40 AM
A nice exception to the "the Clip uses ID3 tags" issue: for files without tags stored in the Podcasts and Audiobooks folders on the Clip, and elsewhere on the Clip but with the genre ID3 tag field set to either Podcast or Audiobook, the Clip will use the file and folder names for the file and display them on the screen. An enhancement added by SanDisk to avoid having to tag the more disposible podcast and audiobook files.
04-21-2011 01:23 PM
Thanks Miikerman, that's another thing I wasn't aware of with the Clip.
Do you know of another utility (similar to itunes) for managing podcasts (updates and subscriptions)? That's really the only reason I have itunes still on my computer.