01-27-2012 05:01 PM
This took a ridiculous amount of trial and error and looking for clues in this forum, but I finally managed to sync playlists onto my Clip Zip's sdhc card using Media Monkey. This is what worked for me -- I make no promises that it will work for anyone else.
01-27-2012 06:59 PM
Thanks very much for spending the time and energy researching this and posting these excellent step-by-step instructions. I'm sure they will help a lot of people.
Now if the SanDisk developement team can figure out what's wrong with all the subsequent firmware updates playlist-wise, there will be even more
03-28-2012 01:26 PM
Thanks for the info on how to get playlists to work with Mediamonkey and a Clip Zip with music and playlists on the Micro SDHC card. Unfortunately, the version of firmware I used (clipzip01.01.12) produces static noise between some track transitions. I updated the firmware to the latest (01.18), and the static noise problem appears to be gone. But also gone are my playlists when viewed in the playlists menu on the CZ.
Does anyone have a solution to both the static noise problem and the playlists on a Micro SDHC card problem?
I've read that the static noise might be caused by some tag data, and that I can use mp3tag to strip off all fields except a crucial three. I was hoping I didn't need to do that, as I would like to keep my tags the way they are.
03-28-2012 03:57 PM
It's a known issue that the original firmware (01.01.12) produced a static burst occasionally between tracks. This was fixed with the 1st firmware update.
It's also a known issue that every update since the original (01.01.12) the playlisting (.m3u) capability has been broken.
The development team is working on it and the next update should fix it. There is no time table as to when this will be released however.
03-30-2012 08:40 AM
Thanks for this info. Somehow I missed it while reading reviews of the CZ.
This is a deal breaker for me so I need to send this back to Amazon while I can. I also need to warn others that playlists don't work on the CZ using the SDHC card. I like the unit, but if it doesn't work the way I want it to then I don't want it. And with no firm date of a fix for this problem I need to return it asap.
Are there any easy workarounds? Do playlists work on the internal memory? If so, maybe I can get by with less music and books.
03-30-2012 09:48 AM
Rockbox = Freezbox
03-30-2012 11:59 AM
Rockbox for the Zip player hasn't quite reached the "stable" status yet, but it is workable for those willing to put up with those few bugs that haven't been ironed out.
They'll get there though; it's just a matter of time.
03-30-2012 12:35 PM
workable Nightmare. Dream from Hell.
Take a Lock
With rockbox the Player is unusable for me. Really Crash and Freezbox.
03-30-2012 07:03 PM
I had trouble adding playlist I created in wmp. Played around and found that when making play list save list as all files and they show up in the play;ist on the sd card.