02-19-2014 06:03 PM
The Genre "folder" you see is actually a list made from what the Fuze reads from the ID3 tag in the file, part of the mp3 file. So are Album, Artist, Song, etc. The only actual folders are the ones you can read if you scroll all the way down Music to Folders.
You can insert your own Genre tags. If you're on Windows, get the free program mp3tag. Apple has its own tag editors, but you'll have to track one of those down on your own.
Install mp3tag. When you install, let it add itself to context menus (an option while installing).
Open mp3tag and in Tools/Options/Tags/Mpeg make the Write option ID3v2.3 ISO-8859-1. Those are the Fuze's favorite tags.
Now right-click on an album folder, highlight the list of songs and you can label them whatever Genre you want in one of the boxes on the left, and then Save Tag. You can use genres from the list or invent your own. If you want to label all your death metal tracks Pretty Rainbows or Happy Smiling Flowers, no one will know.
Another thing you should do, while you have the tags listed in playing order top to bottom, is click Tools/Auto-Numbering Wizard and the Leading Zeroes option. That will number the tracks, 01,02, etc. If the Tracks are numbered, 1, 2, 3...11, 12 then the Fuze will play 1, 11, 12, 2, 3, 4....it needs that zero.
You should do the Track thing with every album anyway before sending it over, because when you save the tags for numbering it will also make them ID3v2.3 ISO-8859-1.
The Fuze has trouble with some other tag versions, and there is no universal tagging standard.
02-21-2014 10:13 AM
Matt, you might want to take a quick look at the KB site below. It should answer your questions.
02-21-2014 01:44 PM
I mist be stupid or something. I thought itunes was a pain but this is worse. I cant seem to get the mp3tag to work. When I go to change directory or add directory and go to my external card with my fuze hooked up, it says the folder is not valid.
02-21-2014 04:47 PM
Is your player set to MSC mode or your computer's file system can recognize it?
What in the Knowledgbase article do you not understand? It's pretty straight forward.
02-21-2014 10:02 PM
The earliest Fuze firmware didn't include Folders. Go to the firmware thread, download the latest (using the Manual method, not the Updater method) and install it. Folders should appear if you keep clicking down to the second page of Music.
03-17-2014 12:45 PM - edited 03-17-2014 12:46 PM
FYI, for those not using Windows, KID3 can do the same thing. It's free/open source software available for Windows, Macintosh, and GNU/Linux. IDK about any other versions, but the Ubuntu GNU/Linux version uses ISO 8859-1 by default (although the users are free to use UTF8/16, if they wish). Instructions on how to use this program can be found HERE. Also, MP3Tag has been known to work quite well under WINE. I've been able to use it on everything except those pesky *.wma files.
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01-17-2016 10:38 PM
hi there... i know this is an old topic, hoping someone can help me out!
my problem is not actually with my Fuze -- it reads things fine. if i change the tags with mp3tag (which has always been my go to program for tagging things) they come up just fine on the fuze -- even my japanese and korean music.
my issue is acutally with WMP. it screws up my freshly tagged files... decides to give them new album art, splits up albums into mutiple smaller albums, lists things as "unknown artist" regardless of my tagging it manually, and most frustratingly, doubles tracks, but when i erase them suddenly half an album (audiobook) is gone. I HAVE HAD IT WITH MEDIA PLAYER.
so my question is: does fuze work with WinAmp? i've been looking around online for a bit but haven't been able to find the answer to this question. i have no issue with drag and drop, but i need to be able to make playlists!