05-19-2016 06:18 PM
I've had several Sansa Clip players, but I've always run Rockbox on them. Now that you can't get any old ones, I had to buy a Sport, and I do not understand some of the missing basic functionality.
What I do is copy a bunch of folders onto the device, in the order I want to listen to them (eg 01 - Album, 02 - Album, 03 - Album, etc.). Using neither Folder or Music function, I cannot select the first album, and have it continue on through all of the albums in the order I specify. Huh???? That seems like VERY basic functionality. I was able to get around it by creating a playlist, but again, I simply cannot select an album and have it move on to the next one.
Also, on the Folder view, I select Internal, then Music. I see all of the albums there, but they do not seem to be sorted in any type of logical way. Certainly not alphabetically like I would expect. I see no way to change the behavior as well. How does it sort this?
I know the basic firmware is nothing like Rockbox, but my goodness, this seems like really basic stuff.....
05-20-2016 04:32 AM
Regarding your second question:
Take a look at this web page and the suggested software for Win PC:
"Fat Sorter 184.108.40.206 from HolosTec"
05-20-2016 04:42 AM - edited 05-20-2016 04:44 AM
Regarding your first question:
When I know that I will always want to play a collection of albums in a continuous and specific linear order, I adjust the ID3 tags.
I give all the mp3 files the same album name and use 2-digit track numbers to identify my preferred sequence. I also add these 2-digit track numbers as prefixes to the filenames. All of these types of edits are convenient using the free software mp3tag.
05-20-2016 08:43 AM
Thank you for your suggestions. I can "get around" the album play by using a playlist. I did try the sorting utility you mentioned, and it does work.
I guess I was more complaining than anything. I do like the unit, but the operations are severely lacking what I consider basic functionality. Even my older Clip Plus (using the default firmware) would sort and play albums in a row.
Thank you for taking the time to respond.