Audible has been interesting on the Fuze+ , which handles authorized media a little bit differently, Audible books in particular.
The standard WMDRM system employs a device license, plus individual “leaf” encryption for the individual files. If you load a microSD card in your Sansa, and transfer a protected file to the card, that file will only play on the Sansa it was originally transferred to. I have experienced this with multiple devices in through the years, as I swap cards.
Audible books will still play when using the Fuze+, as it recognizes that the device is authorized by the Manager client, regardless of the device used for transfer.
It appears that the Clip Zip is doing the same thing! This is good news for Audible subscribers. I’ll have to do some tinkering with the system during the week.
As with many joint ventures, there’s an Audible side, and a SanDisk side to the equation. I was confident that the device side was ready to go. Over the years, I’ve run into similar issues with Rhapsody when new devices roll out, it’s sometimes a real pickle getting the most up-to-date information through the support pipeline.
Tinkering with WiMP12, it shows the Audible library. (Audible had a dual version of the Manager two years ago, but it was problematic- I recommended using the standalone version of the Manager client.)