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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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  • Mikejdot Dec 31, 2007

    I have the same problem and neither the website nor manual don't give any information about how to set up audio books on a Sansa 2GB clip.

  • cschafer1 Jun 17, 2008

    Same problem exactly!!! Some versions of Sansa come with "audible manager" but not this one.

  • jiliane Sep 02, 2008

    Same problem, audiobook downloaded to music/songs instead of audiobook section in player. What can I do when syncing with the device so that it goes to the right place??

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    I get the books on but the chapters play randomly no matter how I number them.

  • han-sansa Jan 12, 2009

    The audiobook section on the player only works with audible books



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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.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

  • ragwaine Nov 20, 2008

    Sorry. I forgot to mention that you'll have to follow the steps below or else all your files will end up in 1 folder (so you would have a bunch of "Track 1" files, a bunch of "Track 2" files).

    1) Open Windows File Explorer, go to the folder for disc 1 of your audio book.
    2) Select all the files, right click and select properties
    3) Go to the summary tab and enter "Disk 1" in the Album Title field.
    4) Click okay

    Repeat steps 1-4, incrementing the disk # as you go. Then just copy over all your files into the audiobooks folder.

    If you want to load multiple books then your ablum titles should be more specific like "Dune Disk 1".

  • Quilless Aug 25, 2010

    I love this player and I am a major audiobook listener. Here is what you do. Download the latest firmware update on the Sandisk website. After you do this, you can transfer files straight into your audiobook folder on your Sansa Clip . I use the Overdrive Media Console and download MP3 and WMA audio books from my library website. When you hit the transfer button from the overdrive media console, be sure to hit advanced options. Browse and select the audio books folder on the player then hit ok until it starts the transfer.

    It works like a dream! It will bookmark where you leave off on each chapter you have in the audiobook folder. So you can easily switch back and forth between your book and your music without losing your place. This player also has a progressive fast foward which is awesome when you fall asleep listening to your book and need to find your place again.

    It also has a sleep timer! I'm in heaven. Thank you Sandisk!!!! Love youl


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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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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

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

  • freckleymom Dec 26, 2010

    Make sure you go to Sansa and update any firmware by downloading their updater and then it will automatically move things around.


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