Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sansa Fuze Tag Pickiness

In August I wrote about my Sansa Fuze mp3 player.

Today I was putting different songs onto it and some were not appearing in the Genre categories. Some online research told me the problem was that the Sansa Fuze only is happy with id3v2 tags using the ISO 8859 character set.

Fortunately, the utility EasyTag can be quickly asked to change all the id3 tags in my entire music folder to that format. The processing will take a while, so I will check back in the morning.

UPDATE: I found another problem. The Sansa Fuze does not like the tag "number of tracks in album". Removing it fixes the mis-sorting of tracks I had been experiencing in one album.

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