I am so frustrated with the zip model - I had the old plus and it was nice and easy, but was stolen. I bought the Zip cause I saw it played FLAC files.
Correct me if I am wrong, but these are flash memory drives with players on them - essentially. I just want to drag, copy, move my music files onto the device and play it. Apparently I need secondary software, need to spend time on forums, research, etc. just to keep music straight on my player.
When I open the device on my computer it shows files nice and straight, when I unplug it and play it, totally different…I made the terrible mistake of charging it while I was listening to music on my computer through windows media player and I certainly did not click sync, but that is what it did. When I go out today, I have duplicate files, half my music got kicked off and filled with tons of files from my computer I seldom listen to. WHY make a simple nononsense player so difficult with all this *&%$ most people never need nor use? If I wanted my MP3 player to have “synergy” with my computer, I would have bought an ipod, and that is why I hate them - they want to dominate your whole computer. This player should be as simple as my memory flash, I never have issues with it. Plug it in, move the files, and they are there, just like I moved them when I plug it in the next location.