To supplement what the Forum answered, I asked Sansa directly. Please comment on their response for the Foum’s benefit, please.
Sansa response was
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Subject Playing Ripped Audio CD Discs Sequentially Discussion Thread (Edward Mariano) 02/08/2010 04:21 PM **Dear Customer,
Thank you for emailing SanDisk Technical Support. It is our goal to make sure you have all the resources you need to get the most from your product.
The reason why the audiobook is listed under the music category and not under the “Audiobook” category is because this category is only available for audiobooks downloaded in audible.com that are in the .aa file format.
If your audiobooks or ebooks are either .mp3 or .wma file format then the player will recognize these files as music files or songs. However, you can separate your audiobooks from music by following these steps.
METHOD 1 - Change the genre of the files to Audiobook using Windows Media Player.
- Open Windows Media Player.
- Click on Library.
- Right click on your audiobook then select “Advance tag Editor”.
- On the Track Info tab change the “genre” to audiobook. Transfer the book back to the player.
METHOD 2 - Edit the ID3 tag.
Please be informed that your Sansa recognizes and organizes your files according to its ID3 tags. The ID3 tags are bits of information about the file (e.g., title of the song, name of the artist, album where the song came from, genre, year of release, etc).
- On Windows Explorer, do a single right click on the audiobook file.
- Under the Summary tab choose Advanced, then click on the Value column for Genre,and then type in Audiobook.
- Transfer the Audiobook file to the Sansa player.
If you want to access the audiobooks on the player, you may go to Music --> Genre --> Audiobook. You should find your audiobooks here.
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