The battery on my old Clip+ finally gave out so I replaced it with a Clip Jam. Here are some issues I’ve had. Dunno if this is a useful place to post them, but here they are anyway
I’m using the newest firmware (1.05)
- Truncated Artist/Album names: With many mp3s, especially old ones that I’ve had since I ripped all my CDs about 10 years ago, the tracks will show up on the player but the artist name and/or album title will be truncated to 12 characters. This causes lots of problems like multiple entries for the same artist (one with the full name and one with the first 12 letters) or albums being merged into one if their first 12 letters are the same etc.
I was able to work around the issue with effort. Blanking out unnecessary metadata fields in the file properties or in Mp3tag fixed a small number of them, but in general what I needed to do was strip out the metadata completely with Id3kill and add the artist/album/title/track info back in with Mp3tag. Quite annoying and time consuming.
These were all files I copied over directly from my Clip+, which never had this problem. I could understand if the files were in a format that wasn’t supported anymore, but then the player wouldn’t be able to see the artist/album info at all, right?
All album titles seem to be limited to 26 characters, so any albums with titles that only differ after the 26th character will be merged into one unless you abbreviate them somehow. The Clip+ didn’t have this problem.
The power can be turned off in the normal way when the player is locked, so while it won’t skip songs when other things in your pocket hit the buttons, it will turn itself off. It behaved like that on the Clip+ too, but the power button on the Clip+ was much harder to press accidentally. I think locking should disable the power button too.
Please merge the songs on the internal memory and the songs on the microsd card into one list like it used to be. It makes no sense to separate them. At least make it optional.
Tiny annoyance that maybe only I care about: The “Play All” from the Clip+ was replaced by “Shuffle” on top of the various listings, but since Shuffle is an option in the Music Settings anyway, this doesn’t add any functionality and actually removes the ability to play all files in order.