11-05-2010 10:09 AM - edited 11-05-2010 10:09 AM
I've got an 8GB MicroSD card in my 2GB Clip+ and It's about 75% full. It takes anywhere from 10-15 minutes to refresh media once I unplug it (after adding songs, etc). I use mp3tag to eliminate every single tag from my songs except for Artist, Title and Album.
I've read about doing a chkdsk, or formatting the clip but haven't tried those yet.
Is there any way I can get the refreshing to go (a lot) quicker?
11-08-2010 05:55 AM
Yes, I use mp3tag to make sure I'm only tagging them with Artist/Title/Album in ID3v2.3 ISO-8859-1 format. Also, there are about 1,800 songs on the card (8GB card), none of them on the clip itself.
11-17-2010 08:23 AM
I've tried to download the Sansa Updater to ensure that I've got the latest firmware, but when I try and run it, the program does not run. Maybe I should format the device and then put some more media on it...
Does anyone have any suggestions that I might be missing?
11-17-2010 09:23 AM
Just as easy to manually update when new firmware comes out, and then the Updater isn't sitting there all the time using computer resources. See the firmware upgrade sticky thread at the top of the forum for instructions and the latest firmware.
12-07-2010 08:51 AM
Does anyone have any tips on how I could make this database refresh go quicker? I've got all the files tagged in the proper format, with only artist/title and album fields (and every song has an album name of mp3 - from when I used to have an old clip and the album name came up on the display)
Should I maybe remove the album field? I have about 1500 songs with the same album name.
12-09-2010 12:29 PM
"I have about 1500 songs with the same album name.'
That is probably why the database refresh takes so long. To get the files in the album in order, it is doing a huge amount of sorting. I suggest that you try keeping the number of songs with the same album tag to a relatively small number.
I guess you could remove the album tag, but a better idea is probably to change the album tag, so you have for example 50 different album tags each with 30 songs.
12-10-2010 05:51 AM
Maybe I'll try and actually put the correct albums for the tags - though that would be a pain in the butt. I removed the Album field and it still took forever to sort them (because the album was 'Unknown'). If I get around to it, I will definitely report back and post the results.
05-31-2011 02:12 PM
Yeah it takes a very, very, very, very, very long time when you have many songs. I don't know why Sansa doesn't do this in the background.
I added a 16GB micro SD to my Sansa Clip. So, I have 24GB of memory. It may take an hour for it to "Refreshing Your Media" (I just filled up the 16GB and I've already been waiting over 30 minutes). I hope the OS responds, or I'll have to wait till the battery dies.
I found the best solution is to put Rockbox on your Sansa Player (this may void the warranty). Rockbox has many more capabilties and it updates the database in the background. You can "dual boot" into Sansa OS by holding down the left arrow while turning on the power, or just turn on the power and boot to Rockbox.
05-31-2011 02:19 PM