03-13-2008 10:17 AM
03-13-2008 02:56 PM
Doesn't really answer the question definitively. They said the view had bookmarking, but that was really the resume feature, which is crude & inefective and not really bookmarking...
If it has the same bookmarking type as video (centre press & resume/start) then fine. If not then it's bad news if it's competing with the ipod nano (ipod formware 1.2 has bookmarking).
Maybe sansa can produce a definitive feature list.
03-14-2008 05:20 AM
I don't use audiobooks so I don't understand what's considered to be a full bookmarking implementation. This article:
says "Sandisk's whole line of MP3 players now supports audiobook bookmarking and can treat non-Audible files as audiobooks." I believe you before I believe Wired, though.
03-14-2008 12:08 PM - edited 03-14-2008 12:08 PM
The Fuze will remember your place in an Audible, Overdrive , Netlibrary or other Audiobook. It will also remember the position in a podcast.
You can choose to resume the content or restart it.
The content must either
1) be placed in the Audiobooks or Podcast folders
2) Have its ID3 tag genre set to Audiobook or Podcast.
Audible content resumes as it has done in the past as well.
Message Edited by sansafix on 03-14-2008 12:08 PM
03-14-2008 02:31 PM
The article is wrong, not all sansa mp3's have bookmarking. The view does NOT. It has the resume feature, which is NOT bookmarking.
For it to have true bookmarking then the centre button press, certainly in the view, should be replaced with an exit from the audible (or long/voice audio file) to file list, as in video, instead of currently going to eq, which for an voice audio file is irrelevent.
The videos & feature list I've seen so far don't show this.
Th UI is neater than the view. I hope that the next firmware update for the view will replace the UI totally with the one on the fuze. PLEASE!!
Sansafix, you said 'You can choose to resume the content or restart it'.
Is this like for video files with the popup overlay?
Does the centre button exit an audiobook/podcast file as it should, and so bookmarks?
If so I'll be first in line!!
03-14-2008 02:40 PM
The pop up is similar to video, it prompts you to resue or restart.
Center button cycles thru album art.
If you are listening to a book and then navigate to another content and start it, then come back to the original book you will get the popup. It will remember your place in the Audiobook content. So to set a bookmark just ff/rew / to the content where you wish to place the mark, pause, then select other content.
03-15-2008 01:43 PM
Just to clarify, the Fuze's Audiobooks folder acts different then previous players. In previous players only .AA files could be put in the Audiobook (Audible) folder. With the Fuze, any file .AA or otherwise (as long as it's music) can be placed in the Audiobook folder and show up in the Audiobook section of the Fuze's user interface. No longer will you have non .AA Audiobooks showing up in the music folder. Simply drag and drop your .wma, .AA or .mp3 Audiobook into the Audiobooks folder and it will show in the Audiobooks folder in the player's GUI.
03-16-2008 06:13 PM
The audiobook notation will have to be edited into the ID3 tag, or the file will have to be dragged into the proper folder, if I understand it correctly. Otherwise, all the eggs will be in one music basket. Editing the tag is easily done in MediaMonkey, WiMP, Rhapsody, or many others.