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Registered: ‎09-19-2008
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Podcasts on Micro SD cards

How do I get podcast .mp3 files to be listed as podcasts in my Sansa Fuse when I drag the files onto a Micro SD card that is connected to the device?
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,235
Registered: ‎10-24-2007

Re: Podcasts on Micro SD cards

Setthe genre ID3 tag to Podcast.
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SanDisk User
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎07-10-2008

Re: Podcasts on Micro SD cards

TO Sansafix:  

I want you to know that I don't think that  the reply you wrote is adequate. If we knew how to do what you indicate should be as simple as setting "a genre ID3 tag to podcast" we'd do it and not bother posting messages about it. As a new Fuze user (and NOT the original writer about this issue), I am frustrated because I now have to write back to say to you "What is an ID3 tag? Where do I do this? How do I change it? In which program?, etc. So I urge you to be a little more specific -- and kinder -- to those of us who need to understand this type of information.  Thank you.

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,548
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: Podcasts on Micro SD cards

FYI there is a search box at the top of the forum, all you need to do is search edit id3 tag.

 

what are id3 tags

 

editing id3 tags is explained in the faq section of the manual on page 32.

 

if you are using windows right click the files select properties then select the summery tab. on the summery tab click advanced and edit the fields you want to edit.

 

on mac use itunes control click the file select get info then on the info tab edit the fields you want to edit.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 5,822
Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Podcasts on Micro SD cards

Ouch. The zen master gave a direct and succinct reply, taking a moment of his all too rare free time.

 

Main Entry: suc·cinct

Pronunciation: \(ˌ)sək-ˈsiŋ(k)t, sə-ˈsiŋ(k)t\

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin succinctus having one's clothes gathered up by a belt, tightly wrapped, concise, from sub- + cinctus, past participle of cingere to gird — more at cincture Date: 15th century

 
1archaic a: being girded b: close-fitting2: marked by compact precise expression without wasted words <a succinct description>
synonyms see concise
 
 
Though more prose is nice, a direct answer at the expense of verbosity sometimes fits the bill.
 
In cases where an answer may need elaboration, don't hesitate to cut and paste the words into the handy search bar. I wouldn't be mad at Sansafix, as he may have had "the boss" calling him to the dinner table, after work. I get in trouble occasionally, as I roost at the keyboard, when my wife has urgent tasks in mind.
 
Speaking of which, I had better shut things down and head for home...case in point!
 
Catch you in a little while!
 
 
Bob Smiley Tongue
SanDisk User
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Registered: ‎05-20-2008

Podcasts / Audiobooks on Micro SD cards


@sansafix wrote:
Setthe genre ID3 tag to Podcast.

As bdb observes in the second paragraph of this entry, this suggestion does not seem to work for .mp3 files (or .ogg files for that matter) on microSD cards.  Nor creating AUDIOBOOKS / PODCASTS folders at the toplevel and placing them in these folders, which is another way to show them as audiobooks / podcasts on the internal drive.

 

I am using  Fuze 01.01.15 firmware with a SanDisk 8GB microSDHC card.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,235
Registered: ‎10-24-2007

Re: Podcasts / Audiobooks on Micro SD cards

[ Edited ]

I can confirm that setting the ID3 Genre tag to "Podcast"  or "Audiobook"  on OGG, WMA or MP3 files, then placing them on the external card results in the content being shown in the Players UI under Podcast or Audiobook.

 

Sansafix.

Message Edited by sansafix on 11-05-2008 11:58 AM
SanDisk Professor
Posts: 527
Registered: ‎05-05-2008

Re: Podcasts / Audiobooks on Micro SD cards

You have to feel badly for someone who is COMPLETELY new to the whole thing.

Poor dude.

It IS relatively complex stuff when you first look it in the face.

SanDisk User
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎05-20-2008

Re: Podcasts / Audiobooks on Micro SD cards


@sansafix wrote:

I can confirm that setting the ID3 Genre tag to "Podcast"  or "Audiobook"  on OGG, WMA or MP3 files, then placing them on the external card results in the content being shown in the Players UI under Podcast or Audiobook.

 

Sansafix.

Message Edited by sansafix on 11-05-2008 11:58 AM

Sorry for the noise.  I inspected the files I was trying again and found out that for whatever reason the ones that did not work either had bogus ID3v1 tag, or Id3V2 tag that said AUDIOBOOK (all capital).  After fixing them everything seems to work as expected.

 

Thanks for your help, as always.

SanDisk User
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎12-02-2008

Re: Podcasts / Audiobooks on Micro SD cards

I just tag one MP3 file to "Audiobook" and copy it to the root of the SD card.  It still does not show up in Audiobook.

 

I have tried using ID3v1.1 and ID3v2.3.  I tried using "Audiobook", "Audiobooks", "AUDIOBOOK", "Podcast" and nothing shows up.  I tried copy to internal memory or SD card.

 

I looked at the Genre and can never find the "Audiobook" tag.

 

Don't understand why it does not work.