So, I’ve been reading all over the forums about how to build playlists that will work with my Clip 4GB. Seems pretty straightforward. Or so I thought.
I’m trying to build a playlist for a very long audiobook (~50 hrs, 117 chapters) I downloaded from librivox.org, where it’s one-file-per-chapter. I put the mp3 files in a folder structure inside AUDIOBOOKS, since that’s what they are. I was able to create an M3U playlist file for them, and had the playlist file recognized by the Clip, but showed it as empty. Since I’m a die-hard Linux (and to a lesser extent Mac) user, I had no problem editing the file by hand, and I tried various combinations of relative and absolute paths inside the M3U file (both with and without the leading “” for absolute paths). The location of the M3U file didn’t seem to matter that much, but apparently the location of the mp3s themselves did. I couldn’t get anything to show up in the playlist until I moved my media files into the MUSIC folder somewhere, and changed the paths in my M3U appropriately. Then there were no problems.
I guess what I’m asking is this: Am I doing something wrong, or is the fact that it wouldn’t recognize playlist member files in the AUDIOBOOKS folder some sort of a limitation of the Clip’s firmware? Can anyone verify this behavior?