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Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-19-2016

Functionality Questions

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.....

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 595
Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: Functionality Questions

Regarding your second question:

  • 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?

 Take a look at this web page and the suggested software for Win PC:

  "Fat Sorter 1.0.4.0  from HolosTec"

     http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/sort-files-alphabetically-usb-stick-or-mp3-player.htm

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 595
Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: Functionality Questions

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Regarding your first question:

  • 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.

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.

      http://www.mp3tag.de/en/dodownload.html

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-19-2016

Re: Functionality Questions

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.