03-19-2014 07:42 PM
thanks for the help....as I wish to load many albums onto my sport clip MP3 player, I would prefer not to have to create a separate playlist for each and every album. SanDisk should fix this flaw. I have held onto the player hoping it would get fixed quickly but so far, not happening. Another player will work but I actually like this player in every other respect but the alphabetical thing drives me crazy. And I am not so tech savvy. Thank you both for the help, though.
03-19-2014 07:44 PM
I appreciate the reply and the instructions. However as I want to load a pile of albums, it seems cumbersome to have to do extra steps to get the player to do what it should already do. I may try your suggestion if I cannot find another player at the store. I am somewhat bummed (can you tell?) that this flaw is so pervasive for this player which seems great otherwise.
03-19-2014 08:46 PM
Interesting situation if it plays in track number order and you load multiple albums in a single folder: Does that mean that it would play track 01 from each album, then all of the track 02's, then the track 03's? That doesn't seem like much of an improvement over alphabetical order. It would have to play in natural unsorted order as when the files were copied onto the player, it would seem. Is that how previous Sansa players worked? I'm asking because I really don't know, but it doesn't seem like playing in track number order would be enough.
03-23-2014 10:57 AM
Finally, a company has the insight to recognize that PEOPLE WANT TO LISTEN TO THEIR MUSIC IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER! Oh, you just ripped the Beatles' White album? here, I'll put the tracks in alphabetical order for you... now you can listen to the album as it was meant to be heard ... um, alphabetically. Hey you! Stop wasting your life alphabetizing all of your music files, just go buy a Clip Sport and it'll do the work for you. Thanks, Sandisk, now I have more time to huff paint!
Is it silly yet? Realize that someone(s) actually designed and implemented 'alphabetical order' as the default album song ordering. Some engineer did this work in spite of the fact that most files have metadata track number tags. "Alphabetical ordering is the best choice, in my professional opinion, its what people want!" It follows that at least a few patently stupid people work for Sandisk.
This, along with the lack of a 'lock' mechanism (on a player marketed for use while exercising no less), are such incomprehensible lapses in design that my view of Sandisk is forever damaged. I will never buy/use another one of your products. Even if these issues are fixed in a firmware update today, the damage is done and my clip sport is in the trash where it belongs. I'm convinced you guys are idiots where it really matters, and you've lost my business forever.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to shop online for a toaster that will toast the slices in alphabetical order, because it's just better that way.
I am not sorry for the ridicule, because this design is goddam ridiculous. shame on you.
03-23-2014 01:07 PM
I feel the same way. I just want to listen to my audiobooks with the chapters in the right order...you know-- 1, 2, 3 and so on...!!! Am I crazy for wanting to listen in sequential order???!!! I've tried EVERYTHING to get this thing to work. NOTHING works. I am going to try pulvarizing this worthless thing with a hammer and then buying an ipod. That, I am convinced, will FINALLY work.
03-23-2014 01:09 PM
This, along with the lack of a 'lock' mechanism (on a player marketed for use while exercising no less), are such incomprehensible lapses in design that my view of Sandisk is forever damaged. (...) my clip sport is in the trash where it belongs.
03-23-2014 02:25 PM - edited 03-23-2014 02:30 PM
I actually came and registered on the forums specially for this issue.
I bought this immediately prior to a 100 mile race based on the long battery life and my experience with the Clip player. Between the sorting by 'title' meta data rather than 'track' (or even 'filename') and lack of a lock button (what sport are the Sandisk folks engaging in that lack of a lock button works ok with?), I could not have regretted this purchase more.
03-24-2014 10:14 AM
Re the alpha issue:
If your file names include the track no. (e.g. 01-I Wanna Hold Your Hand), play via folder. Can easily add the track no. via Internet freeware MP3Tag, in batches.