11-25-2010 07:51 AM
I purchased a sansa clip plus recently, primarily for listening to audio book. And I LOVED it. I liked it so much that I got my wife one. Then we ran into a problem with the way audio books are played.
11-25-2010 03:53 PM
Since you are a linux user I don't think you'll be too shy to use the method I used to use with another nonSansa MP3 player I used that also played files in the order they were copied. I used a command prompt procedure to make a batch file and run it to do the copying in order.
On the windows machine, I'd open a command window and CD to the directory where the MP3 files lived. Then I would do the command:
DIR *.mp3 /B > TEMP.BAT
Which would create a text file with the bare MP3 file names, one per line.
Then open TEMP.BAT in a text editor, and put a "COPY " at the front of each line, and append the drive letter where the MP3 player is mounted to the end of each line. so you end up with a file with lines like
COPY spaceprison_01_godwin_64kb.mp3 F:
You can also use the text editor to fix problems like the fact that CHAPTER11.mp3 comes in alphabetical order before CHAPTER2.mp3.
Sometime it is useful to reformat the MP3 player to get a virgin FAT filesystem directory, or at leadt MKDIR a new directory and CD to it on the drive letter of the MP3. That way there is not residual junk in the filesystem directory.
11-25-2010 05:39 PM
The Clip+ uses tags for sorting. To have the files of the book kept together as a unit, give them all the same album tag. To keep them in the correct order, use the track number tags. A good idea for track numbers is to start with 101, so you won't need to add leading zeros.
11-25-2010 07:46 PM
Not according to my test. I took a book and ensured that they were all tagged with the same album, and had the track tags in sequence. They still played in the order they were copied, NOT in track order. Try it.
11-25-2010 07:51 PM
11-26-2010 06:30 AM
"Re: Audio Book Order on the clip+[ New ] Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content 11-25-2010 10:46 PM JK98 wrote: The Clip+ uses tags for sorting. "Not according to my test."
Then your testing is faulty. On my Clip+ files always play in the correct order based on the track numbers.If tags are missing or in an incorrect format, then the player tries to sort on other criteria. Did you use leading zeros for the track number tag, ie. 001, 002, 003 or start numbering them at 101?
The Clip+ need tags in the format ID3v2.3 ISO-8859-1
11-26-2010 09:41 AM
>Then your testing is faulty. On my Clip+ files always play in the correct order based on the track numbers.
>If tags are missing or in an incorrect format, then the player tries to sort on other criteria.
I repent in dust cloth and ashes. I don't know what I messed up in my previous tests, probably the track tag somehow. But when I repeated the test it sorts by track tag. I'll go repeat the test on the windows machine because I swear I tested it with the correct track tags MULTIPLE times.
Thank you for the correction.