10-14-2008 07:34 AM
Chapter Mode is the equivalent of the rarely used Index function in standard audio CDs. Thus, you aren't playing an individual chapter file (the function is to support Audible .aa format files), the display is showing the current indexed chapter.
So, "delete book" is simply deleting the current file loaded.
10-14-2008 04:00 PM
Upgrade was easy and my Clip works well.
Thank you for new firmware
Hmmm, just comes to my mind... what about a .cue file support in the next firmware?
(I hope there'll be one... )
10-15-2008 12:44 AM
Yeah, I understand all that. Wouldn't labelling the feature "delete chapter" when appropriate make the UI much less confusing, though? That is what I was alluding to...
10-15-2008 10:32 AM
Okay, I'm a little concerned now. I have the same problem redcow was having. I have changed the USB settings to MTP, connected, disconnected, reset to AutoDetect, and reconnected and disconnected again. Still no change; in Windows I show everything there, but the Sansa does not recognize anything. What am I doing wrong?
10-15-2008 10:38 AM
Whoops, seems to be okay now. I'm not sure what stars aligned, but my tunes and book are back, and that's what's important. Yes, it does seem to start much more quickly than before.
10-16-2008 10:46 AM
I just figured this out. It's supposed to be the (new?) Sansa logo, which is four fat "S"s in a circle.
I think they could remove a few pixels, there.
10-17-2008 11:10 AM
''uri wrote: What about the folder support. I hoped it will come in this version. This is the way it is done in the cheapest players around and something I am used to from previous players.'
''Uri Note that I am not endorsing nor condemning this function. I am perfectly happy & comfortable with the tag-reading that the Sansas do, but I understand that there are a lot of people that want this option. Maybe SanDisk wants to distance themselves from the players that you describe for the very reason that you state. Just a thought.''
I must to disagree on that. Folder browsing is more basic function than cheap players privilege. All my previus players had this function and also had tag-reading. My girlfrends Philips has folder browsing and I wouldn't call it cheap mp3 at all.
I am very satisfied with my Clip (2G) in almost all aspects (great sound, cute look, custom EQ,...). Still, I would add folder support and made some changes to EQ preset settings - I would remove classic and pop EQ (I hope no one is really listening music with those settings) and add function to save one or two custom EQ settings.
I hope I won't be treated as hostile Sansa forum member.
10-17-2008 12:11 PM
My guess is that folder support is not something desired by the majority of the target Sansa market. People want to hear a song by a particular artist, or a particular album. A lot of people using MP3 players may not even know what a folder *is*, let alone organize their music into folders.
I'm not saying it's not a nice thing to have, just that it may not be worth Sandisk's time and money to put it into the firmware.
10-17-2008 01:53 PM
I was precisely thinking that a lot of people using MP3 players may not even know what a ID3 tag *is*, let alone have their music files properly tagged.
I'm a strong supporter of the tag-based browsing, by the way. My only problem with tag browsing is the poor handling of compilation albums. For me, this would be completely 'fixed' (so to speak) with the addition of 'Album Artist' tag support (hear me! hear me!!...) and then I'd be 100% happy with my clip (currently I'm 99.5% happy).
10-17-2008 03:18 PM
Sure, but you don't have to know what an "ID3 tag" is to browse by an "Artist", or an "Album", or a "Song", or a "Genre". And the average user is going to have their music files properly tagged when they rip their CDs with WMP, or when they buy a song from Amazon.com or Rhapsody.