Names of songs or albums showing up incorrectly on clip sport but otherwise works fine?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WJCCehuLz8

So I show what happens in that video, watch it, its only 52 seconds long.

So the name of the album is “as the palaces burn” but it shows up as “as the palac” and that song should be “in defense of our good name” but it shows up as “in defense of your good n” but otherwise the songs play just fine. Is this normal? Does it do this for you too? I mean if there are othters who experience it too and have opted to just deal with it then I will too.

Clip Sport Firmware versions 1.27 and 1.29 allow the scrolling display of 14 unicode characters for Title / Album / Artist in the ID3 tags. Genre information is not used.  

    (Beta Firmware 1.28 only allowed the scrolling display of 8 unicode characters for these ID3 tag fields.

did you even watch the dam video? the names of songs and albums are literally showing up missing letters!!! so if a song is say “High as a kite” it’ll show up as “High as a ki” does that make any dam sense to you???

This is common behavior for the Clip Sport.  Maybe make sure you are using the most recent Firmware, version 1.29.

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/SanDisk-Clip-Sport/SanDisk-Clip-Sport-Firmware-1-29-released/td-p/352083

@svbarnard wrote:

did you even watch the dam video? the names of songs and albums are literally showing up missing letters!!! so if a song is say “High as a kite” it’ll show up as “High as a ki” does that make any dam sense to you???

Yep, it’s frustrating, but venting at others doesn’t help . . . .  And yep, the info. gets truncated:  the player sadly has a limited database capability due to the less powerful controller used in the player, and SanDisk sacrificed the length of the titles, as is explained in threads and info. here.  The earlier Clips (from the Clip Zip and earlier) did not have this issue (or at least, the titles were not limited to this extreme).  Nothing can be done about this, short of a player re-design.    :frowning:

so yur saying this penomenon is thoroughly explained here in the forums? please oh please gimme a source? YUR SAYING THIS ISN’T A GLITCH AND THAT THEY DESIGNED IT TO BE THIS WAY???

Harsh comments for this good sounding & fun player that is sold at an economical price.

Maybe you will be better served by the iPod Nano sold by Apple?

correct this is the design. The player’s controller is not very powerful. Due to this the meta data is truncated. there is nothing that can be done as said before. As a work around you can shorten the album name etc. IIRC the character limit is 12 or 14 characters. 

@svbarnard wrote:

so yur saying this penomenon is thoroughly explained here in the forums? please oh please gimme a source? YUR SAYING THIS ISN’T A GLITCH AND THAT THEY DESIGNED IT TO BE THIS WAY???

I’m sorry but I don’t have the time right now to search for all the posts on this issue for you, and as others have posted here.  Perhaps you can do your own search on this issue using the search utility above, at the top of this page . . . .

@svbarnard wrote:

so yur saying this penomenon is thoroughly explained here in the forums? please oh please gimme a source? YUR SAYING THIS ISN’T A GLITCH AND THAT THEY DESIGNED IT TO BE THIS WAY???

I’m sorry but I don’t have the time right now to search for all the posts on this issue for you, and as others have posted here.  Perhaps you can do your own search on this issue using the search utility above, at the top of this page . . . .

And, yes, as explained above and elsewhere in the forum many times, the player was designed and/or resulted this way, due to the computer chip it uses, which has limitations.  Unfortunately, the more robust chip used in earlier Clip players had been discontinued by its manufacturer (which wasn’t SanDisk), and SanDisk needed to adopt a different chip, and this is the chip that was chosen . . . .  For whatever it’s worth, at least one other regarded player from another regarded player manufacturer is in a similar pickle, using this same chip and having similar limitations issues.