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Newbie
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-17-2011

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

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Why can't a Folder be added to the GoList?

Even a song within the Folder cannot be added.

This is so inconsistent with all the other great features of this player.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

Really, it can't be?  I thought it could.  Or perhaps it is an album or song via the database listings that can be added--have you tried that?  (It's been awhile since I've done this, and my player isn't nearby right now.)

Newbie
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-17-2011

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

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Many thanks for your feedback Miikerman

 

Adding an album or a song to GoList viewed from within the album context certainly works fine, but only via the database. If I try to add a folder or a song within the folder view I get no action.

 

I like to keep albums comprised of multiple cds in multiple folders, one folder per cd. However I also ensure that the track numbers are contiguous and span all cds in the album. I therefore use the database for purposes where the boundaries between cds are of no interest, or I use the folder view when my purpose relates to a particular cd in the set. Surely this is the intended use of the software. So why can’t I simply add a folder (one cd in this case) to my GoList.

 

I have just loaded up Rockbox with the hope that this will do what I need.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

I wouldn't expect you to change your system for purposes of the player, but I don't seem to have your issue, as, if I have multiple discs in an album, I have each of them labeled as such (e.g. Follies (1), Follies (2)).  And so I have no issue in adding to the GoList a particular disc from a multi-disc set via the database Album option, or in adding them all, one-by-one.

 

As to why the two sides of the playing options (database and folders) don't function identically, I think it all just relates back to how the 2 systems work, which is different internally.

Newbie
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎09-17-2011

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

I set up my ID3 tags a bit differently. To use your example I would give each of the cds in the album set the same ID3 Album-name = Follies. I would then make the ID3 Track-numbers contiguous (eg 01 to 12 on cd1 and 13 to 22 on cd2 and so on). I can therefore select and play the complete album from track 01 to the end of the album oblivious to the presence of cd boundaries. The filenames have the local track number prefixed, so I can also go to the Folder view and seek out track X on cd Y if I want to. However I cannot add track X or cd Y to the GoList directly from that view.

 

By giving each cd in the album set a unique name you are just perpetuating the limitations of the 700 MB capacity of a cd.

 

Of course I could be totally wrong, and find there really is a way to have the best of both Folder and Dbase views of the world.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

After umpty-ump years of LPs and then CDs, and being a theater aficionado where performances typically are split into acts, I guess my brain just has grown accustomed to set periods of time for music, and so continuing with a disc paradigm seems natural fo me (and, in fact, is helpul when looking for a particular song/piece, as I will tend to remember on which disc of a multi-disc set a song/piece can be found). 

 

Always fascinating how the brain works and organizes information, using atoms of chemicals, tiny bits of tissue, and electrons at fantastical speed.  Whoever thought all this up was a cool being (or are we all just some adolescent's junior high school project?) . . . . 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,230
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

If you aren't making use of the genre tag, you might figure out a way to use it in a clever manner to get what you want.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-08-2015

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

i formated my mp3 sansa clip from my comp. and after that imput the firmvare so it s not opening my sansa just writing the desk "file not found" "plug usb cable"

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

Did you follow the instructions at the top of this thread, as to how to do the update process? 

 

Specifically, as instructed above:

 

• Remove any external card from the Clip Zip before performing firmware update
• Ensure your battery is > 50% full. 
• Plug in your Sansa Clip Zip to your computer. 
• Extract the clpza.bin file from the .zip file you just downloaded into a folder on your computer.
• Once extracted, drag the file to the root directory of your Sansa Clip Zip
             Note: If connecting in MTP mode drag and drop the Firmware file to the root of the Internal
             memory Folder
• Disconnect the Sansa Clip Zip and let the firmware update begin. 
• Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will turn itself off. 
• Turn the Clip Zip on, Select your language and region preference 
• Once its back to the main menu, head to "Settings" >"System Settings"> "Info", and verify the "Version" is now 01.01.21"x".
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-04-2016

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.21

I have a few issues with this version. The Sansa updater software have never found any firmware, even though it starts everytime I put my Zip in for charging. So I went in here a few weeks ago to check and realized that there was '21 out. I had '20 and not really any problems but I tend to always update anyway.

 

Two problems occured. Obviously I have rebooted as a first measure, but it did nothing.

  1. Startup takes way much longer after the update (like from 15s to over a minute).
  2. The other and more serious issue is that on some albums (flac), it stops playing when a song ends and does not go on to the next. Other albums work as expected (also flac). The affected albums worked fine before the update.

Tody I made a rollback and installed '20 and all is fine again.