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Old 04-26-2010, 05:41 PM
ted209 ted209 is offline
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Default 'Unknown Artist'- workaround

I have just found a simple workaround for the following problem:

Every 100th song uploaded is shown as "unknown artist/unknown album" (even when ID3 tags are all formatted correctly).

The following workaround works perfectly for me, as I normally listen to entire albums (and have found it very annoying when it skips a song, because it's the "unknown" track).

This solution is to use playlists, and requires one simple command-line tool: Tag.exe
(available from http://www.synthetic-soul.co.uk/tag/ )

Copy tag.exe into the root directory of your Sansa, then save this as a batch file (e.g. SansaTag.bat).:
Code:
tag --playlist --recursive *
If you want the playlist to be called the same name as the folder, add "--dirname" to the above batch file.

When you run tha batch file, tag.exe puts playlists for all mp3 files in each folder. For my m260 (V2 firmware, refurb) this works perfectly. I now just browse albums through the playlist menu. Only downside is that it now takes a few minutes to update the database (I have 100 albums on my m260).

Hope this is of some help to someone.

(PS. I tried several of the methods from http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Sandisk...3_players/m200 but some didn't work and some require MTP mode).

Last edited by ted209; 04-29-2010 at 07:33 PM.
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