09-13-2017 06:38 PM
I've synced 200+ songs to my clip sport using Windows Media Player. When I use Windows Explorer, I can see all files are on the device. The problem is, when I try to play them in the car, over half don't even show up as available. I have also had the issue of folders being visible on my car's display, but the player skipping over songs until one is finally able to play.
There is no rhyme or reason. The files are a mix of MP3 and WMA. There have also been times when, after adding new songs, songs that previously played no problem no longer would.
I even tried deleting everything on it and starting from scratch.
This happened with my previous Sansa Fuze device, and I'm contemplating trying something completely different. This is frustrating.
Any advice/feedback/help is welcome.
09-14-2017 09:34 AM - edited 09-14-2017 09:40 AM
Are you experiencing these problems with a Clip+ or a Clip Sport?
For the Clip Sport, I am aware this device has the following limitations.
-> Will not play wma files with digital rights management (drm)
-> The Music database will not recognize more than 2000 audio files
Also, make sure all your music audio files (and subfolders) are placed inside the main Music folder.
How are you attempting to play your music in your car, with an audio connecting cable?
Or are you attempting playback via micro USB cable? (Just a wild guess.)
09-16-2017 06:01 PM
Thanks for the feedback. Here is my reply:
Here's what I've discovered in the last few days.
So, tonight, back to consolidating. I stopped short of counting how many folders my car could access. I may have to do that tomorrow...it may be the only way to find out Clip Sport's real limit.
I realize there are engineering limits, but this is a bit aggravating. If the device has 8G of music on it, it should be able to play everything. Or else, there should be PC user interface other than Windows Media Player (or other standard PC source). Not to mention a warning that "max allowable folders/songs has been reached".
Stay tuned for updates, I guess.
09-16-2017 07:31 PM - edited 09-16-2017 07:37 PM
Besides my PC, I do not own any devices with the capability to control the playback of the Clip Sport.
I am amazed to learn this is possible with a car audio system.
I am wondering what would happen if you substitute a simple 16 gb flash drive (aka thumb drive) in place of the Clip Sport???
Also, I think 500 folders seems like a big challenge for the Clip Sport music database processor. And maybe even an excessive challenge for the car audio processor.
09-17-2017 06:42 PM
I'm not saying that the car's interface controls the Clip Sport. I connect the Clip Sport to a USB port in the car, from there the car's user interface accesses the Music folder. From there, I can play songs from folders on the device. So far, I can only view the "album" folders (subfolders to each artist folder).
Today was better. After additional consolidating last night, I now get folders for artists starting with M. There is also a significant improvement in the randomness while shuffling. I also took a couple of minutes and counted the folders my car was able to access, and it was 150. Whether it's a limit of the car or the device...I don't know yet.
Personally, I don't care if 500 folders might be a bit much for the device. I do not recall any limitations in the user information that was provided when I bought it. Sadly, that information is probably long lost...so I'll have to deal with it. I'm still well below the 2000 song limit (less than half as of last night).
I still stand by my statement that if there is 8G-worth of songs on the device, it should play the 8G-worth of songs. I suspect part of the problem lies with the fact that I might have one song, on one album, by one artist...which uses two folders. Hence, me having to go through and consolidate. Frustrating.
The 16G flash drive is an interesting suggestion. It may be worth a try one of these days.
Ok...off to consolidate more folders!