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e140 - How to organize files

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I bought Sansa e140 a few days ago, and I use it now with 2 GB card. This is a lot of memory and a lot of files. Like most of us I organize my files in folders (directories) and here comes the problem - I cannot figure out how to navigate my Sansa e140 by folders. It was very easy on my old Sandisk 512 MB player. e140 seems to sort my files by their mp3 tags (genre, artist, album (not folder!) etc.), and I cannot believe Sandisk developers took away the ability to listen mp3 files by folders.
 
 


Message Edited by Mike_K on 07-27-2007 06:28 AM
SanDisk Senior User
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Re: e140 - How to organize files

As far as I know it only sorts files by the ID3 tag.
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Re: e140 - How to organize files

Narse is correct. The e100 sorts by ID3 Tag information.

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Re: e140 - How to organize files

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I know how to edit tags and I should say this is a very bad way to organize files. Robot Mad
 
I usually run listening to music - and depending how fast or how long I am going to run I put different tunes into different folders. This sorting has very little to do with albums, artists etc. Of course, I can sacrifice one tag, for example, genre, and call it "fast" or "warmup" or "slow", but when I re-shuffle the tunes I'll have to change the tags again.
 
For example, I feel tired and "Smoke on the Water" is fast for me today. Normally I would just drag it from "slow" to "fast", but now I need to open a tag editor, and type in a new tag - and no typos are allowed!
 
I wonder what was the logic of Sandisk engineers when they decided not to use the most common way of file organizing, that is by folders, subfolders etc.  Do they plan to update the firmware and include this feature?
 


Message Edited by Mike_K on 07-27-2007 12:10 PM
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Re: e140 - How to organize files

This is largely opinion. If SanDisk does it one way or another, theres going to be a set amount of people who want it the other way. I personally like the ID3 tag method. Because I can still accomplish what you describe using playlist.
 
Sures its an extra step, but it lets me do everything you accomplish with filetree's AND Id3 tag. Even other large manufacturers are following suit with the same method.
 
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SanDisk Senior User
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Registered: ‎07-20-2007

Re: e140 - How to organize files

Try to set up a playlists. This way you could just pick a large playlist for long runs and a short playlist for short runs Smiley Happy
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Re: e140 - How to organize files

there is a thread in the product feature suggestion names 'folder and filename indexing'. click here. maybe if there is enough request, they may include this feature
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Re: e140 - How to organize files

To Narse:
 
Does Sansa e140 support playlists? I just checked the pdf user's guide, and did not find the word "playlist" there. Google yields a lot of hits that say Sansa e100 series does not support playlists.
 
I would be happy to learn how to set them up.
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Re: e140 - How to organize files

To be honest I do not know, I have never had the pleasure of working with a e100 series player. I am sure one of the other members here will know for sure.
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Re: e140 - How to organize files

it does not support playlist. you can only transfer playlists through MTP mode and e140 is MSC only.