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My Sansa c250 will not play audiobooks

I recieved a Sansa c250 for Christmas and it works just fine with music, but will not play audiobooks of any format that I could find. It seems to sync just fine, but when I try to play one of the books it just runs through all of the books on it, stopping on the last one, but not playing any of them.

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Re: My Sansa c250 will not play audiobooks

Have you tried a converter to change your file formats into mp3 so that it should work. use to find good, well working mp3 converters.

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I recently purchased a Sansa Clip MP3. I downloaded audiobooks to it but they will not play. What do I need to do?

Not true!!! The Sansa Clip is actually the best mp3 player I have found for listing to audiobooks. Here is what you need to do. Download the latest firmware update on the Sandisk website. You must do this or it just won't work unless you are downloading books from Audible.

I use the Overdrive Media Console and download mp3 and WMA books from my state library. When you hit transfer, be sure it hit advanced options. Browse until you select the audiobook folder on your player. Then transfer to that.

The player will bookmark your last place on anything that is in your audiobook folder. You can easily switch back and forth between your music and book without losing your place! Love it!

It even has a sleep timer on it. I'm in heaven.

Apr 27, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Downloaded books from the library won't play

I was having the same problem when I used Overdrive Media Console to transfer my audiobook files to my Sansa. I updated the license and retransferred and even tried changing the USB settings on the mp2 player. What finally worked? Using Windows Media Player to sync the files instead. When I hooked up my Sansa I chose "use WMP to sync files" and then I dragged/dropped the audiobook files to the mediaplayer window. The audiobook now plays without any problems since WMP made sure the files have the latest subscription update code.

Jun 01, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa dioesn't recognize audiobooks

Maybe the new firmware will fix this.

"OGG placed in Audiobook or podcast folder shows up in Music directory." (see below)

  • FLAC decoder support
  • Allow Podcasts to skip episodes using FF / REW
  • New startup and shutoff images
  • Improved the time to rebuild the metadata
  • Improved M3U playlist support
  • Enhancements for sorting Podcast contents which do not have their track number ID3 tag information
  • Separate missing license error message for Audible and generic Audiobooks. Message changed to instruct the customer in how to resolve the problem
Bugs Fixed:
  • OGG placed in Audiobook or podcast folder shows up in Music directory
  • Delete song from a long playlist causes the device to hang
  • Selecting “Back to Music List” while playing FM/Voice recordings will display double “Play All” on screen & will cause device to hang upon selecting “Play All”
  • Certain tag information for mp3 files will cause the device to hang or freeze
  • Made OGG file Tags not case sensitive
  • Noise problem on voice recording
  • Device in MTP mode will jump back to AutoSelect mode after UI format
  • Device behaves erratically when file extension got changed (i.e. .txt to .mp3, .jpg to .wma)
  • All Audiobooks should show 1/1 if Chapter Mode is OFF
  • Certain Rhapsody tracks show clicking noises
  • Deactivation message “Synchronize to listen to your Audiobooks” for Audible is uninformative and irrelevant

Oct 07, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Pause on sansa c250

Unfortunately, there is not a way, even with a firmware upgrade. This is the #1 criticism of this particular Sansa player - there's no bookmarking feature, making this absolutely lousy for audiobooks.

May 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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RCA Opal M4008A 8 GB

FF - This is a common problem with Audiobooks - there is no way around it on this player. Drag files to Audiobooks folder to get them out of the "music" folder

Jan 17, 2008 | RCA OPAL M4001 MP3 Player

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Reformatting songs/mp3 player

The Sandisk site says that your dad's device should play .wav, .mp3 and .wma files. Has the player EVER worked? I got a C250 for my wife as a Christmas present and my computer recognized but refused to communicate with it UNTIL I DOWNLOADED AND INSTALLED THE FIRMWARE UPDATE. The player was a paperweight until then. It turned on and played the demo files pre-loaded on it, but I couldn't transfer a single file into it. Just a thought. Here's the link:
good luck.

Jan 01, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Lost Music Files

Use Windows Media Player instead

Dec 22, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sandisk c250

sansa c250 v2 nif invalid running xp can any 1 help

Nov 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Display prob

Is the screen cracked?

Does it appear to be leaking a liquid?

If so, there is no "fix" for it, you will need to have the screen replaced.

Best of Luck.

Oct 13, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa c250 (2 GB) MP3 Player...

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Sansa 250e player - synchronize message

You have no capacity in your firmware for this audiobook to be "OKed" on your device. You therefore cannot play it! Sorry for the bad news! but your device does have limited playback capabilities! please mark this as solved, i would appreciate it!

Jul 27, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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