Mp3 files have data (called metadata) in fields like Album, Artist, Track, etc. They’re called ID3 tags.
The Fuze is a little picky about how it reads that data. Your computer has more brainpower and is more flexible.
Your best bet is to get the lovely free mp3tag and use it to make Fuze-friendly tags.
Install mp3tag, open it, and go to Tools/Options/Tags/Mpegs. Under Write, choose ID3v2.3 ISO-8859-1. That’s a permanent setting, so save it and never worry about it again.
When you open mp3tag, it always goes to a folder you have previously chosen. Under Tools/Options/General you can pick any folder as a starting place.
I don’t want it to read my whole Albums folder every time, so I made an empty folder within Albums–called mp3tag–just to give mp3tag a place to start that’s near the music files.
Now go to your folder with the audiobook in it. Right-click, and one of the options in the menu should be mp3tag. Click that, and mp3tag will open the folder. (You can also navigate to the folder with mp3tag open–Change Directory under File, or CTRL-D to change directory.)
Highlight the list of files. Are the files in playing order? If not, try clicking the Track Number column to see if that puts them in order.
The tracks may be numbered 1/20, 2/20, 3/20, etc. Fuze doesn’t like those, and will probably play 1, 11, 12, 13, etc., 2, 21, 22, etc.
Under Tools, click Auto-Numbering Wizard. Choose the Leading Zeroes option. It will renumber them 01, 02, 03 and they will then play in order. Hit Save and you’re done.
I do this with every album I download–takes about 10 seconds, and there are no more tag problems.
Message Edited by Black-Rectangle on 06-30-2009 08:11 AM