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SanDisk User
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Me I want it in the Audiobook section how do i do that 
Me: or is that only for .aa format 
Sandisk: You are correct. It is only for the .aa (audible) format.

 

THIS IS A RIP OFF. WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TO PAY AUDIBLE FOR AUDIOBOOKS WE ALREADY OWN JUST SO WE CAN HAVE THEM ON OUR FUZE+ THIS IS WRONG

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

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Audible provides instructions on how to burn Audible files to CD; and then you can rip them to MP3 format.  You also can find instructions for this on the web--try a search engine search.  A bit of a hassle, but better than not.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,222
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: Sansa Fuze+

once again you can use the podcasts folder and the audio books will appear under podcasts in the main menu.

SanDisk User
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Yah i get that but we should be able to have them in the AUDIOBOOKS section not the podcast section. its stupid that they did that. I hope that they make a firmware update that allows mp3 with the audiobooks tag to be placed in the audiobooks section.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,074
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+


DemoBetaTester wrote:

Yah i get that but we should be able to have them in the AUDIOBOOKS section not the podcast section. its stupid that they did that. I hope that they make a firmware update that allows mp3 with the audiobooks tag to be placed in the audiobooks section.


So if I understand this correctly, there is an Audiobooks folder on the Fuze+, except it's within the Podcasts folder instead of being alongside it as in past models, is that right?

 

Can you not simply drag & drop your audio book files to this 'hidden' folder manually? Syncing isn't the only game in town when it comes to transferring content to these player, you know. In fact, more times than not syncing causes more confusion, frustration & headaches.

 

Kinda like what you're going through now, I'd say. Smiley Tongue

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,222
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: Sansa Fuze+

in the current firmware there is no audiobook folder. there is a menu selection for audiobooks under the podcast menu however the only files that will go under the audio book section are audible.com files in .aa format. these files will be stored in the audible folder. 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,074
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+


drlucky wrote:

in the current firmware there is no audiobook folder. there is a menu selection for audiobooks under the podcast menu however the only files that will go under the audio book section are audible.com files in .aa format. these files will be stored in the audible folder. 


Ahhh . . . got it. Well then, that's something completely different.

 

 

Smiley Tongue

SanDisk User
Posts: 37
Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Which I didn't find out (and no where in the manual does it say this) that its only .aa (audible) format that can be placed under that heading. But you can place the audiobooks (that are in mp3 format w/ the audiobook genre) in the Podcast section. WHICH IS IDIOTIC.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 5,822
Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Sansa Fuze+

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Well, the little guy is new, so we'll see some differences in folder heirarchy and navigation.  Having all audiobooks in the podcast folder makes sense from the standpoint that they are all handled in much the same way, playing them back like podcasts (with resume within the file if the file is reopened).

 

For those who manually send the files over, the difference involves an obvious discovery / learning curve.  I haven't tried it yet, but does the Audible Manager automatically send the files to the correct destination?

 

Edit- The Audible Manager DOES index books (aa or aax format) properly on the Fuze+.  In the GUI, they show under podcasts, then one step "over" in the audiobooks heading.  For those using Audible format books, the Fuze + requires books in the Audible Format 4 or Enhanced (aax) formats only.

 

Audiobooks from other sources can be placed in the Podcast folder to separate them from music navigation, and allow easier resume or simply make them easier to find in daily operation.  Be sure, if you edit the ID3 tag, to set the Genre to Audiobook, as this keeps them separated better from your music.  If you pause the book, you will have a resume option with the current firmware.

 

I have found that the Fuze+  handles Audible DRM a little differently: a test file for the Fuze (original) that I have on the microSD card, loaded on the earlier device, does play once the Fuze+ has been authorized using the Audible Manager client.  The device recognizes the valid authorization, and plays both versions of the book, pretty nice.

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

SanDisk User
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎11-29-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+

HI all:

 

I'm pleased that the new FUZE uses micro USB, it'll make it easier to buy them in the computer stores. I have one for my cellphone, I'd have to chack if I can transfer files with it or iot's just for charging.

 

xavier