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Sansa Clip Audiobook Question

I just got a new Sansa Clip 2 gb and was attempting to put audio books on to it. I have not been able to figure out how to get the books to show up under the Music / Audio book section. They are just going to the music and are playing along with the rest of my music. I want them separate, does anyone know how would accomplish this.

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Re: Sansa Clip Audiobook Question

Once I downloaded the newest firmware the audiobooks folder started showing up in the windows file explorer. So now I don't have to worry about using media player or anything else. I just plug in my sansa clip, open windows file explorer and drag the folders (1 for each disk) onto my player (into the audiobooks folder).

Here's the link for the download. If it doesn't come up you might want to reformat your sansa clip.

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I did find some information... I was looking around and found that the audio book files in .aa file format. If they are .mp3 format, they will only show up as songs on the player. If you want them to show up under the audio books section, you'll have to figure out how to either convert them to .aa format OR download them as audiobook format.

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Re: Sansa Clip Audiobook Question

You don't have to convert or anything. Just choose a genre tag of Audiobook (non-plural). And your mp3 will show up in the Audiobook section

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I have down loaded a bea to delete other songs -also I have one auto book I am not able to delete

What is a 'bea?'

One way to delete songs (and maybe books) easily is to it through your computer, while the Sansa is tethered;

1) Download the Sansa Clip manual. Here's a link;

2) Put your Sansa in MSC (Mass Storage Class) mode.
Go to Settings, then USB Mode. Select MSC mode.

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If you cannot delete the book through the computer or by menus on the Sansa, you may have to re-format your main memory. Hope that helps!

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