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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-15-2014

Audiobooks not playing in order

I am very frustrated. My audiobook files do not play in sequence.  I have checked my ID3 tags and am using version 2.3 (can't tell if it's the latin or not). Everything appears correct, but my files still do not play in order. I have tried using the ID3tag editior and still do not see any problems with the files. I converted the files from CD to MP3 with Windows Media Player. I have firmware version 1.17 installed. Can anybody tell me what I'm missing? I would really like my books to play in order!!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,548
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: Audiobooks not playing in order

contact sandisk support. They will likely need some sample files to test with and if they can reproduce the issue they can report the it to the development team 

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-22-2015

Re: Audiobooks not playing in order

I have this problem with some books, and the workaround I use is:

 

download Winamp and install

 

drag the book files to winamp

 

use the View File Info  ( Alt-3 or right click and select) to display the information

 

the Album will be used by clip sport as the main sort, top level directory

the Title is, I believe, the sorting mechanism for the order in which the tracks play

 

this was a little different in the previous sandisk player I had.  Experiment to be sure

 

good luck with it

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SanDisk User
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎12-13-2014

Re: Audiobooks not playing in order

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In my experience the Clip Sport doesn't sort numbers in a desired way. I therefore use the utility FATsort to sort the files in “natural order” and then the folder view in the player to access the content. The player itself sort the files in alphanumeric order which is kind of useless for many audiobooks. Some examples:

 

Natural order:

 

file3.mp3

file21.mp3

file123.mp3.

 

Alphanumeric order:

 

file123.mp3

file21.mp3

file3.mp3

 

The Clip Sport use the Alphanumeric order in database view. Personally, I can't come up with any examples of when this is desired for Audiobooks (which often contains of many small numbered files) but don't expect this to change. The Clip+ and Clip Zip use the natural order though.