07-02-2014 02:44 AM
Long term satisfied SanDisk and Sansa customer .. Just bought Clip Sport 8GB device, and have updated to v1.18 (latest). This will still NOT show tracks in other than alphabetical, even with .m3u play-list file. I am using Vorbis (.ogg) files on Ubuntu Linux, ripped from my own CD collection. The files all work fine on Linux, Android, and Sansa Clip Zip. When will this be fixed?
07-07-2014 08:28 PM
I just emailed SanDisk Support about this as well . . . if they come back with anything useful (within 2 days) I will post it here. I just exchanged my defective Clip Zip for the Sport a month or so ago and have been very frustrated with this issue. I listen to audiobooks.
First transferred books to an external card, had this problem. Then I installed Firmware update 1.18 and did not have the problem any more.
Today, transferred a book to internal memory for the very first time and had the problem again. The strange thing is, if I view the contents of the internal memory from my computer, the parts are in order. Viewing them on the Sport under the 'Books' feature, they are all screwed up. This book has 39 parts, so I am not keen on hunting for each part.
Then, based on what I just read here, I looked at the book under the 'Folders' feature, and the parts are in order. Thank God.
But what the heck? Screwy as can be.
07-08-2014 08:03 AM
The strange thing is, if I view the contents of the internal memory from my computer, the parts are in order. Viewing them on the Sport under the 'Books' feature, they are all screwed up. This book has 39 parts, so I am not keen on hunting for each part.
You need to edit your tags.
Not screwy at all. That's the way they work.
07-08-2014 01:24 PM
Not screwy at all. That's the way they work. i
And, in fact, that's the way the majority of modern players work--folder view is in the minority.
07-19-2014 01:34 PM
I'm a new owner of a Clip Sport player. I used EasyTag to set the ID3 tags for the files in a folder. I force-wrote changes to ensure that the tags were rewritten. I deleted the MUSIC.LIB file, hoping that it would be regenerated using the tags. Even with that, the files in the album view are in alphabetical order by the song name, ignoring the number that preceeds the song name on the file, and apparently, the number in the ID3 tag. This songs in this folder are ogg files, BTW.
In the folder view, as well, the order is unexpected. In the folder I mentioned above, the order is 16*, 02*. 04*. 03*, 05*, 06* (the * indicates the rest of the file name).
In my experience, I am unable to influence the order of the files. I bought the device knowing some people had trouble with song order, but had read (I thought) that the folder view was conventional and I could live with that.
Hoping I could write a program to "touch" the files in the correct order, I looked at file modified, accessed, and changed dates, but none of them predict the file order.
08-02-2014 04:38 PM
This is still the biggest performance (firmware) issue with the SanDisk Clip Sport.
Alphabetic is just random that doesn't work properly.
There are several possible work-arounds that would resolve this.
NOTE: For me, this also need support for Vorbis Ogg (.ogg) music, as ALL MUSIC should be in correct track-order. Albums should also appear in date (year and/or month) order by default, with alphabetic only an option.
I certainly hope they fix this soon, in firmware v1.19 or v1.20.
08-16-2014 06:20 PM
Your link does not display anything useful.
I believe some of the track order issues were supposed to be fixed (in 1.17 or 1.18) for certain simpler/older music files types.
It certainly does NOT work (at all) for me.