Sansa 240 will only play from the beginning of tracks
I just got it, because I liked my Sansa c100. I use them for audio books. But the new one won't fast-forward or -back. The display (when holding the button) shows scrolling through the minutes, but when you let up it plays from the beginning, while still displaying the minutes you wanted. Also, when turned off, it returns to the beginning of the track, instead of remembering where I turned it off. Or is it defective?
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I've had this happen a couple of times in the last 6 months. You can get it to play again by chosing the format option from the settings menu. Of course, then you've lost everything you had loaded on to it. Download your music/audio books again and they will play.
I use a Creative Zen V Plus, but have a similar problem.
First, an explanation: the issue is probably with the timecode in the audio track. This can happen when the audio file is created on a computer. The audiobook was likely "ripped" to a file from the original audiobook CD, and your player may not like the format the file is in. The best solution in this case is to recreate the audio files yourself. First remove all of the files from your Sansa for that particular book. Then use CD-burning software on your computer to create an audio CD (not a data CD!) from the files you got from the library. Finally, use the software that came with your Sansa to transfer the audio CD back to your Sansa. This way you know you are getting a correct format on your player.
If you have an additional issue (like me) where the tracks are too long and go back to the beginning every time you turn your player off, you may have to use an audio editor such as Audacity to chop the long tracks up into smaller tracks, but this is quite time consuming. It is best to acquire audiobooks in smaller tracks in the first place. This is the problem I have been faced with while using Audible.com to listen to audiobooks.
The Sansa orders tracks alphabetically. It goes by the track name encoded internally, not by filename. You can use Media Player or some other program to rename the track, then transfer them to the Sansa.
Spoken Word Browse the Audible audio book file in alphabetical order. Press the Play/Pause/Up Button or Repeat/AB/Down Button to browse through the audible audio files. Press the Select Button to browse the songs for the selected file.
You can use your windows media player to transfver tracks to your device..you have to make sure that the device is under MTP mode..Assuming that you have windows media player 11 ,,,click on the sync tab and your device should be listed on the top right corner..then click on file and if you dont have file hold control on your keyboard and the letter M..then you will have the file..then go to the folder where your music are located..and then they will start playing..then click on the little now playing icon..and then drag the tracks to the right side and click on start sync....if you need further assistance..let me know
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This is a freeze issue. Let it eventually just run down on betteries and be sure you only add tracks which are formatted for the Sansa to be able to play.
If there is a reset button combo in the manual, use that otherwise draining the battery will work...