Unable to edit music in Fuze 8Gb


I am having problems editing the music I transfer to my Fuze. It transfers OK. But I don’t like the way some albums are listed. For example, I have 2 Stanley Clarke albums. One is listed as Stanley Clarke, the other is listed as Clarke, Stanley. Like they are two separate artists. I use WMP 11, and there doesn’t seem to be any options to edit these fields. I also tried WinAmp.

Also, every single contributing artist is listed as an artist. Is there a way to only have the Album Artist listed for the Artist?

Any help would be appreciated.


Message Edited by TomJensen on 05-03-2010 06:35 PM

Unfortunately, the tags are only as good as the people who put them online in the first place, and there’s no standardization.

Mp3tag is free, and it will make your life a lot easier.


When you install it,  allow it to add itself to context menus (checkbox while installing), and then you can just right-click on the album folder and have mp3tag open it.

When you first run mp3tag, under Tools/Options, set the default under Tags/Mpeg to Write ID3v2.3 ISO-8859-1, the Fuze’s favorite snack. 

Then mp3tag does all kinds of useful stuff. With the tracks in order, I always run (under Tools) Auto-Numbering Wizard with Leading Zeros to get the tracks numbered 01,02, etc.  Otherwise the Fuze will go by the first digit and play 1, 11, 12, 2, 21, 22, etc.

With mp3tag you can highlight all the files and change the Artist to be uniform, remove comments, change Genre, all kinds of things to help organize better. 

By the way, Windows Media Player does have editing–Library, highlight the file (or files), right-click, Edit. They don’t make it easy to find or use.  

Message Edited by Black-Rectangle on 01-30-2010 09:39 AM

Also, you may need to be in MSC mode to alter the tags of the tracks on the device (depending on the program).  Otherwise you can edit the copies on the computer and transfer them again.  Remember that in MSC mode you will be unable to see tracks transferred in MTP mode and vice versa.

Editing tags on files on files on the player may not work properly. I tried that in msc mode, and the files didn’t sort properly. I edited the tags on the files on my pc, deleted them on the player, then copied them to the player again then all was fine. I decided not to try editing tags directly on the player again.

I’m not sure what these modes are. How do you change from one mode to the other?


On the unit:

Settings/System Settings/USB Mode

MSC makes it work like a flash drive, for drag-and-drop. (or sync with programs like Winamp and Media Monkey).

MTP syncs to Windows Media Player, and can transmit DRM (digital right muck) information for library audiobooks or music subscription services like Rhapsody and Napster. 

Auto-Detect, if it’s working right,  goes to MTP if Windows Media Player 10 or 11 is on your computer, MSC if not.

Black-Rectangle wrote:


Auto-Detect, if it’s working right

That’s an oxymoron if I ever saw one.