02-04-2014 01:11 PM
I think you are correct about using the Clip Zip as the controller. I have it working in the car and with headsets now. I still am not sure if I can play the CZ on my computer through the headphone jack. I tried but there was no sound. Checked all the volume levels and they are up on the CZ and the computer. Any idea of what else I can do to have the CZ control and play the volume through the computer?
Thank you for your suggestions and help.
02-04-2014 04:48 PM
For your computer, you would need to play it thru an input to the computer (again, for the Clip to be acting as a controller). On some computers, I have seen it work in connecting thru the computer's microphone jack. But I think that is very specific to a computer, if it has been set up to allow that. Otherwise, you might be left connecting to your computer via USB, in which case you likely wouldn't have the use of your player bookmarks (unless you've found otherwise).
An alternative: inside your house, just bypass the computer entirely--you're only using it for the speakers--and connect the Clip, via its headphone jack, directly to a set of speakers. That way, you're using the Clip as the controller and can use your bookmarks; you likely are getting better sound than thru your computer's speakers; and you likely will save energy besides, in not having the computer running. Just a thought--
02-04-2014 05:50 PM
The reason I wanted to connect it to my laptop was so that I could take it into the kitchen when cooking to listen to my audiobooks. I really don't like using earphones....they bother my ears and the cords get caught on things. Believe it or not, we have no speakers downstairs. I have a small boombox that plays CDs and radio but it has no earphone/microphone jack. My computer has two jacks...one for earphones and one for microphone but I can't get either to work with my Clip Zip. And as I said in a previous post, using the USB connection does not work with the bookmarks. So, to use my Clip Zip in the house, I will probably have to buy something to project the sound using through my headphone jack.
At least I can now get the CZ to work with my earphones in the house and with the AUX in the car and can save the same bookmarks.
Thank you, Miikerman, for all your help with this issue!!!
02-05-2014 07:46 AM
I've been amazed at the number of nice, small portable speakers that I've seen in the past year--I guess, to get the increasing amount of music off of smartphones. While often Bluetooth-oriented, they typically have a wired option as well that will play well with a Clip. A nice Valentine's Day treat!
02-10-2014 11:36 AM
and just for the record, if you are using audible , like i am, i have found that changing format from 4 to E made my sansa not remember where i left off. so check what format you are using. 4 seems to be the best for this particular player