I am having issues with songs I rip appearing in my Sansa e280 (v1) as Unknown Artist and Unknown Album. This only happens with my newly ripped songs. Songs I ripped years ago do not have this problem. All my files are mp3.
Unknown Artist/Album seems a common issue; however, the suggested fixes I found do not apply to my case.
I use MSC USB settings. My firmware is up-to-date (1.02.24). These same songs appear under the correct album and artist in Rockbox. I just can’t get it to appear properly with the original Sansa firmware. My computer runs Linux (Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04).
I tried Rhythmbox and Banshee to rip new music.
I ran all my music files through EasyTag.
I deleted music from my player and added them back in.
Do you have any ideas on how I can fix this error? Does anyone else have this problem? Do you know what might be the cause? My guess is that the Sansa firmware does not follow the same protocol for reading ID3 tags as Banshee/RB and there is something with the way Banshee/RB write to the file (order, perhaps) that causes the Sansa firmware to think the tag is blank.