I just bought and set up my Sansa Clip. I used to own a Rio Carbon until the hard drive died.
I listen to audiobooks and when I was researching I heard the new firmware allowed bookmarking here and that was a big factor in my purchase. However, now I am confused.
If I am understanding what I have read and seen with the Clip myself, it works as follows. If I have an audiobook that I ripped from CD, then I have an file for each CD with the tracks on it. If I am listening to the book and want to switch to music, I will have to know which CD and track the book was on before I leave so that I will be able to get back to it. Only then, will it ask if I want to resume and will get me to the correct part of that track that I was on.
do I have this correct, or am I missing something big?
Because…this doesn’t seem very helpful at all. When you rip a big book, all of the CDs have titles like “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows CD1” which only shows up as “Harry Potter and the” on the display. Then you have to know what track you were on. If this were an audible book where they don’t break up the download into small pieces, I could see the assist, but I can’t figure out how to make this help me with a large ripped audiobook.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I love the little Clip and hope I am just missing something obvious to everyone else! I loved the bookmarking feature on the Rio but it was a true bookmarking feature. All you had to do was hold down the center button for a few seconds and the bookmark would be placed in the spot you were on. It also allowed for multiple bookmarks, loved it but can live without it, but I really hope I am misunderstanding this “feature” because it seems pretty useless under the conditions I stated above.
Thanks for any help in advance.