While I am a new Clip + owner, I am not new at digital music, so please bear with me as I outline all these details. I am sure you will agree, this is totally baffling.
I have a hard-drive based music server onto which I’ve ripped all my music. I like to keep things in MP3 format, 320kbps fixed bit rate (as opposed to VBR), stereo.
The music plays fine on WMP, WinAmp, and my older Sony MP3 player.
Enter the Clip+.
I have no trouble copying the music over either by dragging and dropping or via WMP, depending on whether I put it in MSC or MTP mode (i.e. both work).
In both cases, ie whether I drag and drop or sync with WMP, I see all the files on the Clip+, correctly listed with artist, title, etc. (I always label everything with MP3 Tag Tools).
When I try to play the songs, they play for approx 1/10th of a second, then skip to the next song, play that one for 1/10th of a second, and so on, through the whole list of songs. Each time it displays the song title correctly.
I returned the Clip+ and exchanged it for a new one, twice, just in case. No dice.
The firware was updated, but it made no difference to the situation.
This is the same whether I am using my XP or Vista machine.
As an example, here is a tag for a song that I am trying to play. Is there anything on this tag that would lead you to believe that it wouldn’t play on the Clip+?
Thanks in advance