09-25-2008 04:35 PM
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.
09-25-2008 04:54 PM
FYI there is a search box at the top of the forum, all you need to do is search edit id3 tag.
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.
09-25-2008 05:37 PM
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\
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!
11-05-2008 06:45 AM
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.
11-05-2008 11:58 AM - edited 11-05-2008 11:58 AM
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.
Message Edited by sansafix on 11-05-2008 11:58 AM
11-06-2008 09:41 PM
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.
12-07-2008 05:41 PM
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.