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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-07-2008

Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!

 

Hi There,

 

i buyed my Fuze last week and i really like it.

But i'm hating it, that i have to id3-tag all my files.

Haven't done that ever till now, and now i should to that for 1-16 GB of music?

Isn't there a method to browser folders instead?

 

Thanx a lot!

 

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 682
Registered: ‎04-18-2008

Re: Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!

You should try a search before posting, there are a million posts about this.

 

Anyway, there is no folder browsing.  Everything is tag based.

 

If you used a consistent file naming convention, tools like MP3Tag or Tag&Rename can automatically tag your files based on the files names.  That would probably be the best way to start, then you could manually clean up anything that didn't tag correctly.

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-07-2008

Re: Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!

 

Searched, but didn't find anything useful. Smiley Sad

How could Sandisk NOT implete a "browse files" function??! Robot Mad

Will try out mp3tag. Thx 4 the hint!

 

SanDisk User
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎09-11-2008

Re: Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!


@madace wrote:

 

How could Sandisk NOT implete a "browse files" function??! Robot Mad

 


Because it's mutch more powerfull, clean and ergonomic.

Nobody complain when Apple obliged to tagg his audio collection.

It require a little pain at the begining but after it's pure happiness!

You will like it.

 

Perhaps, if you could not use mp3tag or another because your files are not uniformaly named, you could have a look at http://musicbrainz.org/doc/PicardTagger which try to tag files based on an "audio signature" to automticly tag your files. I have not tried, yet.

 

Other informations here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MusicBrainz

SanDisk User
Posts: 85
Registered: ‎09-21-2008

Re: Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!

Folder navigation was more useful when player memory was limited.

 

It's much more efficient to tag the files properly and browse by artist, title, etc.

That said, I'd still like to see folder navigation myself but it's not going to happen.

I'd be happy if Sansa would stop making UNDOCUMENTED changes to playlist functionality and support.

SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 129
Registered: ‎08-07-2007

Re: Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!

They can change whatever they want. It might be a good idea to get used to it
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." -Galileo Galilei
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-07-2008

Re: Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!


@Aircraftkiller wrote:
They can change whatever they want. It might be a good idea to get used to it

Yes they can, but you can refuse to update your firmware.  Smiley Very Happy

SanDisk User
Posts: 85
Registered: ‎09-21-2008

Re: Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!


@Skinjob wrote:


@tmarkoski wrote:

I'd be happy if Sansa would stop making UNDOCUMENTED changes to playlist functionality and support.


 

Just curious, what changes are you upset about?  I found all the enhancements to m3u playlist support to be really good.


 

 

What really got me ticked was simply trying to use my old e280 playlists on my Fuze.

 

As you well know, that can't be done.

 

There is nothing in any manually and not a single mention of playlists and all the related detail in the user manual.

Heck, SanDisk doesn't even have a single pegged entry about playlists on this forum.

 

It's things like going from UNICODE to standard DOS ASCII without any notification.

 

Then there is the fact that they dropped support for the extended ASCII character set without any notification.

 

There has been a wealth of information provided to SanDisk here by users.

It's seems to me that it would be a no-brainer to have a cogent section about playlists and all player functions in the user manual.

 

The only reason I didn't take my Fuze back was I was able to find information here and in a limited amount of my own time.

I wrote a scipt to convert my old pla playlists and now I'm cool with the m3u playlists.

 

Too many new Sansa users have to come here and re-invent the wheel when it comes to getting basic information about the player

because SanDisk does such a poor job of documenting the functionality of their own product.

That's a real shame because the product functions quite well when you know how to use it properly.

 

SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 129
Registered: ‎08-07-2007

Re: Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!

That's a perfectly rational response. +1 on the trolling, you're definitely good at it Smiley Happy
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." -Galileo Galilei
SanDisk Professor
Posts: 682
Registered: ‎04-18-2008

Re: Folder Navigation with FUZE ?!


@tmarkoski wrote:

@Skinjob wrote:


@tmarkoski wrote:

I'd be happy if Sansa would stop making UNDOCUMENTED changes to playlist functionality and support.


 

Just curious, what changes are you upset about?  I found all the enhancements to m3u playlist support to be really good.


 

 

What really got me ticked was simply trying to use my old e280 playlists on my Fuze.

 

As you well know, that can't be done.

 

There is nothing in any manually and not a single mention of playlists and all the related detail in the user manual.

Heck, SanDisk doesn't even have a single pegged entry about playlists on this forum.

 

It's things like going from UNICODE to standard DOS ASCII without any notification.

 

Then there is the fact that they dropped support for the extended ASCII character set without any notification.

 

There has been a wealth of information provided to SanDisk here by users.

It's seems to me that it would be a no-brainer to have a cogent section about playlists and all player functions in the user manual.

 

The only reason I didn't take my Fuze back was I was able to find information here and in a limited amount of my own time.

I wrote a scipt to convert my old pla playlists and now I'm cool with the m3u playlists.

 

Too many new Sansa users have to come here and re-invent the wheel when it comes to getting basic information about the player

because SanDisk does such a poor job of documenting the functionality of their own product.

That's a real shame because the product functions quite well when you know how to use it properly.

 


 

Ah, you mean changes between E series and Fuze.  I thought you meant between the last and current Fuze firmware.  Fuze and Clip are my first Sansa's so the firmware updates have all been great for me.  I imagine they will eventually address most functionality that was lost between E series and Fuze.