How’s this for *really* weird, the song skipping instead of fast forwarding thing is sporadic or has managed to fix itself! I can’t replicate it again. The original conditions I found it under are under the MTP part of the Folder view mode. I was deleteing some god-awful-horrible music a friend put on it and discovered that it would skip instead of FF.
Maybe that uSD card has an evil spirit about it…
That screwy Microsoft MTP mode crap could very likely be the source of the problems. I’ve had all kinds of problems with folder and file names getting changed to have numbers in them, and also file corruption problems when using MTP. In fact, I think 90% of all the problems I’ve read about for any of the Sansa player models seem to have been reported by people using MTP mode. Nothing Microsoft has ever come up with has ever worked right, so I wouldn’t trust their foolish MTP crap to work right either. Since I will never buy any music with DRM, and have no need for Rhapsody Channels, and don’t plan to every sync with Windows Media Player… I changed to using only MSC mode on all my Sansa players quite some time ago.
Since using only MSC mode I think I’ve had only one problem and that was some kind of fluke where the Sansa Media Converted produced a corrupted file. Just deleted it from the player and ran it thru again and it came out OK the 2nd time.
Unfortunately, for us that want to use only MSC mode… Just about every firmware update defaults the USB mode back to MTP (or Auto Detect). So, I always double check that setting and change it back to MSC right after any firmware upgrade (have to always change the clock setting back to 12 hours instead of 24 also).
Personally, I wish all of the portable player manufacturers had rebelled against ever putting MTP mode on their players way back when Microsoft first came up with that stupid crappy idea. It’s _not_ something that was ever needed, not even for DRM crippled music files. The older Sansa e200R (Rhapsody) models could work with DRM and Rhapsody channels in MSC mode. In fact, the “Rhapsody” USB mode setting on those players was in fact MSC mode and that’s the only way the Rhapsody software worked with those players. [The PlaysForSure mode on the e200R was Microsoft’s MTP mode for use with Windows Media Player which, of course, nobody cared about otherwise they would not have specifically purchased the Rhapsody version of the e200]
Too bad all the companies keep jumping on the Microsoft band wagon. That just keep creating more and more problems for everyone!