I think this is probably a commonly-sighted problem, but of my 2 computers 1 of them properly recognizes my m260 as a MP3 device with my m260 in “Auto Detect” mode, my other one (which I now use exclusively) thinks of it as a mass-storage-device–does NOT recognize it as an MP3 device. That is weird as both machines are Windows XP SP2 PCs, but oh well. Following the advice of other threads I found, I formatted the m260 with it in MSC mode, created a “Music” folder and uploaded the files. Now the 2nd computer reads the songs fine and I can upload new songs just fine (in MSC mode). So far, so good.
Now, however, the device does not sort the songs in track order. I think (not sure) it sorts them (within the artist>album) based on filename.
I don’t know if I should work-around this by adding the track number to the filename as a prefix, (2 digits, so it would be 03 if 3, etc) to force it to sort the proper order, or if someone has found a firmware or Windows XP update that will “persuade” my PC of my m260’s proper MP3 device status. That way, as was the case before with my 1st computer, I could use “drag and drop” if I wanted to but could also use software to “sync” my device with the PC, and so I won’t have to add track numbers as prefixes to the filenames to force it to sort the songs correctly.
Message Edited by larrytxeast on 07-09-2008 11:44 AM
Message Edited by larrytxeast on 07-09-2008 09:25 PM