Resume playing podcast

Not sure if I’m doing something wrong, but is there an easier way to switch between the radio and a podcast on the clip+?

This is what I’m doing. In my podcast folder there are currently 28 podcasts. I’m halfway through listening to podcast 23. I switch to the radio for a while by pressing home, down twice, right. The radio starts playing on the station I left it on.

When I want to resume listening to the podcast, this is what happens … home, up twice, right, up once to ‘folders’, right, up once to podcasts, right, right on ‘play all’, select ‘resume playback’ starts playing podcast number 1, not 23.

Am I doing something wrong? Is there a quicker/easier way to switch between the two? I used to have the Creative Zen Stone Plus where there was a shortcut button you could use to quickly switch between radio and mp3, I wish to god this was on the sansa clip+.

sure just press home then scroll to music then to podcast then select the file you want to play. it will ask if you want to resume or start from beginning. if you select play all it will start from the first file. 

So, are you saying that if I wanted to continue listening to podcast 23 after switching to the radio and back, that I’d have to scoll down to podcast 23 on the menu? That’s ridicolus. If I had 100 podcats and wanted to resume listening to podcast 90, I’d have to scroll down 90 times!!!

This can’t be right. Surely there’s a better way.

sobeitjedi wrote:

So, are you saying that if I wanted to continue listening to podcast 23 after switching to the radio and back, that I’d have to scoll down to podcast 23 on the menu? That’s ridicolus. If I had 100 podcats and wanted to resume listening to podcast 90, I’d have to scroll down 90 times!!!

 

This can’t be right. Surely there’s a better way.

No,  you wouldn’t have push down 90 times…if you hold the button down, it will scroll, and scroll fast through the list.

It’s dreadful though that you have to remember which podcast you were listening to and then find it to begin playing it again.

The Creative just resumed playing from the exact spot you left it.

Because of this, so far I’m dissappointed with my clip+.

I guess you are playing the podcasts via folders? If you play the podcasts via the podcast submenu, and they are tagged and are part of an album of podcasts, after listening to the radio, all you need to do is go to music, then the player will guide you to podcasts, the album that contained the podcast last played. You just need to press the center button a few times. In folder mode it is a different story though.

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=featuresuggestions&thread.id=1272

It’s a very long winded way to get playing what you were previously listening to.

The advantage of playing podcasts in folder view is that as one folder of podcasts is played and finished, the next one begins. Via the podcast sub-menu, once the folder has finished playing, it doesn’t move onto the next folder.