I use Windows Media Player for ripping mp3 files from CDs, and for playing mp3 and wma files on my pc. The nice thing about Windows Media Player is that it has variable speed playback of from a half to double normal speed, with automatic pitch correction, so it is great for playing podcasts or audiobooks. I transfer files to my Clip using Windows Explorer. I just copy and paste the files. This works fine if your files aren’t protected. If they are protected, then you need to use the MTP mode and use Windows Media Player or some other Media player that handles protected music. Unprotected files can be copied to the player via copy and paste or drag and drop in either MTP or MSC mode using Windows Explorer or My Computer. Choose either MTP or MSC mode and stick with it. Sound files transferred to the player in MTP mode only appear on the player on the pc when connected in MTP mode, and those transferred in MSC onlt appear when connected in MSC.
I use mp3Tag to edit and fix tags on my pc before transferring the files to my pc. I have mp3Tag set the title tag to be the same as the filename for all the podcasts in a folder. Next I have it give them all the same album name, so they will be grouped together on the player. Next I make sure they are in the order I want them in, then have mp3Tag autonumber them. I then copy and paste the folders of podcasts to the audiobook folder of the player. In the podcast folder, the track numbers are ignored, but in the audiobook folder they are followed.
Make sure to enable chapter mode in the audiobook settings, otherwise the player seens to just consider the files one at a time and not play through an album full(an album is those files that have the same album tag(those in the audiobook folder are separated from those in the music or podcast folder though).
Message Edited by JK98 on 01-01-2009 01:44 AM