First, 64Kbps wma is a gnarly sounding proposition. The compression is fine if space is at a premium, as on a cell phone, but the processor of the Clip will allow you to really hear the detail…and the resulting sound may make your dog growl at you.
The Clip will skip the files if they do not have proper ID3v2.3 tags on them. This is easily rectified by downloading a good ID3 tag editor like MP3Tag.
Test the interface by ripping a CD using the Windows Media player integrated into Vista. The User Guide has a handy tutorial on how to do this (Have you downloaded the User Guide?), if it’s your first time. I had never used the ripping function for this purpose…years ago, I simply found it interesting to “add music to my library” so that I could play on the wee PC speakers at the office.
Little did I know how much I’d use the application years later, once I discovered the Sansa Monsta!
Take this ripped CD (be sure that the track information was pulled from the Internet, as this information is the famous ID3 tag information), and right click on one of the tracks while in WiMP. The “advanced tag editor” should pop up, and you can have a look at the information.
If all is well, you can sync the CD to your new Sansa and see if this plays OK. Then, knowing that all is OK, attack the “phone music” issue with your newly honed skills.
Welcome to the Sansa community! Post any questions here…there may be a delay in waiting for someone to address your issue (we all have things like work and children, barnstorming, or lion taming going on), but you’ll certainly find asistance here!