Regarding the Playlist issue . . . I am a new owner of a Sansa e140 and e130 (I picked up on close-out).
I have previously used the Rio Forge 512. The Rio Forge recognizes .m3u playlist files (easily created when ripping CDs or on Notepad if necessary). This file maintains the playing order from the original CD.
I’ve found the e140 does not recognize a .m3u file, and is playing back in alphabetical order based on the track title in the ID3 tag. Listening to tracks in alphabetical order is sometimes horrible. As an example, try listening to the Beatles’ Abbey Road in alphabetical order!
I can cheat the system by editing the track titles in the tags and adding a numeral in front. (Interestingly, the player seems to even ignore the track number field in the ID3 tag.) Editing all these ID3 tags is time consuming however.
Does anybody have a better work-around for this issue?
Is there any chance of a software upgrade to resolve this? (It would seem a rather minor fix.) Is Sansa still supporting the player?
I am running version 1.0.010 A. Is there any updated/enhanced firmware that I don’t have now? I haven’t been able to find firmware for the player on this site. Thanks!
Message Edited by Sam_Drucker on 10-03-2007 09:59 AM