08-25-2011 09:28 AM
08-25-2011 10:03 AM - edited 08-25-2011 10:06 AM
I use my Clip+ for listening to podcasts only.
1. Are the way podcasts organized still based on the ALBUM id3 tag? I always use a custom ALBUM tag to separate the podcasts, then under each 'album' there will be several episodes. On the Clip+, right after selecting podcasts, you see all of the 'albums', then select one to see the episodes. Does it still work the same way on the Clip Zip?
2. The Clip+ had a bug regarding using the bookmarked positions in a podcast. Say you have two episodes in a certain podcast. You play the second one half way through then stop. The bookmark is recorded behind the scenes. Then you play the first one all the way through. At the end it jumps to the second episode, at your previous spot. However, the time starts counting from 00:00 instead of the bookmark position. If you just keep listening all the way to the end, it's not a problem. The problem only occurs if you interrupt playback and a new bookmark is created. The playback starts from the bookmark, but the timer does not. When you next stop the playback, it will record the TIMER's position, effectively losing your real playback position. Can someone with a Zip try this out and see if it's still happening?
08-25-2011 10:09 AM
That's great to hear. SanDisk is getting clip (with a lower case "c") technology down! The Clip Zip's clip certainly looks solid.
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08-25-2011 11:07 AM
I can only speak to #1 as I dont bookmark podcasts. It is based on Tags so your method should work fine. The way you have outlined is exactly how it works.
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08-25-2011 01:16 PM
I can update you on #2. The graphic interface has undergone a facelift with the new Clip Zip. You select Books > Podcasts > then you will see your podcasts listed like "albums", nicely separated. An individual bookmark is stored for each podcast episode, so you can click forward / back between episodes, and it will automatically resume within each podcsat at the last played point.
If you pull up the episode list, it's a little different; you will, upon opening the episode, get the handy option to start from the beginning, or resume playback right where you were last time.
This option is nice of you'd like to start the episode from scratch.
Another change is that the time elapsed / time remaining displays when in audiobooks or podcasts, making it easier to locate the desired spot.
08-25-2011 05:22 PM
No, unfortunately. With podcasts, a brief press of the back or forward button will bring you to the next or previous podcast episode. Holding the "rewind" button stops at the beginning of the currently loaded file.
I like having the device run back from the end of the previous file. The e200 firmware does this with podcasts, I like it best that way.
08-25-2011 10:46 PM
It really didn't need as many, I don't think.... perhaps because the developers had learned a lot during the life cycle of the original Clip.
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