Songs loaded but not by me

I have just received my new Fuze and the volume was very quiet. Thanks to a previous thread, I have that bit of nonsense sorted. SanDisk should send details how to adjust back.

Anyway, I have synced my songs to the unit. I’m finding 19 other songs I have never heard of. Any ideas? Is the unit shipped with these as freebies. I’m thinking it might be a reconditioned unit?

Also, I can find these songs using Windows Explorer to view the folders, but I cannot find any trace of the 70 songs I added. They play fine, but cannot be seen in the folder structure.

The unit sounds nice and I have some better quality ear phones. The one’s that ship are poor.

Cheers, and thanks for any help.

Nick

Yes the unit sends with Freebies. As for the other thing How did you add the songs? The Fuze has 2 usb modes and in any given USB mode you cannot see the files added in the other mode. So if you used MTP (Using Windows Media player) then you need to set the fuze to MTP mode and connect to see the files, but if you Drag and Drop (MSC ) then you need to set it to that mode and connect to see the files

Go to: Settings>System Settings> USB Mode> Choose your Mode> Hit center Button. 

Many thanks. Yes, a search told me to use MSC mode, now I see my songs and the folder structure I am familiar with. But now I don’t see the freebie songs???

Like you say, it depends what mode I’m in. Why?

Why do these things need to be so complicated?

The songs do not play in the correct order, and how would I stop the freebies play?

I shall have to play around more with songlist feature I think.

I wish the documentation would be more atuned to what actually happens in real life.

I mean, i don’t know what MSC is, etc. Frustrating.

Message Edited by nicknike on 02-26-2010 04:46 PM

nicknike wrote:

Many thanks. Yes, a search told me to use MSC mode, now I see my songs and the folder structure I am familiar with. But now I don’t see the freebie songs???

Like you say, it depends what mode I’m in. Why?

Why do these things need to be so complicated?

 

The songs do not play in the correct order, and how would I stop the freebies play?

I shall have to play around more with songlist feature I think.

I wish the documentation would be more atuned to what actually happens in real life.

 

I mean, i don’t know what MSC is, etc. Frustrating.

Message Edited by nicknike on 02-26-2010 04:46 PM

The Freebies are added in MTP mode so if you switch you can find and delete the freebies if you want.  

There are two modes to make the Fuze more flexible–and, unfortunately, more confusing.

With MSC, the unit looks like two flash drives in Windows Explorer–the internal memory and the card slot are each seen as a drive.   This is what I use because it’s simple and makes sense. 

With MTP, Media Transfer Protocol, Windows Media Player can send files from subscription services (like Napster and Rhapsody To Go) to your Fuze along with the ultra-secret hidden digital-rights information. MTP is also supposed to integrate the Fuze with Windows Media Player, in an idiot-proof way like iPods with iTunes. Sometimes it does, sometimes…well…but the freebies are in MTP mode because Sansa expects most people to use WMPlayer. 

Auto-Detect, the default setting, connects to Windows Media Player 10 or 11 if it’s in your computer, MSC if it can’t find WMP 10 or 11. 

It’s confusing. But at least MSC is in there as a choice. Some other companies’ players are MTP only. With MSC (Make Sansa Cool) you can ignore WMP and just drag-and-drop your files. I think you can also use Winamp to sync and make playlists in MSC mode. 

Thanks for your useful input. I had it on auto but could not sync a playlist.

I appreciate the ability to drag and drop songs, a lot easier in my view, but how would drag and drop the playlists? Would you find playlist file (I know where) and drag it to a playlist folder on the player?

Yes, playlists can be dragged and dropped, and go into the MUSIC folder on the Fuze.

Message Edited by oreosmeow on 03-01-2010 03:42 AM