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Downloading books to sandisk c250 mp3

I have switched my books on cd to mp3 format. But when I load them onto the scan disk they will not play in order. Example cd disk 1 has 99 tracks cd disk 2 also has 99 tracks as does cd disk 3. When I load them to my c250 they play disk1 track1, disk2 track1, disk3 track1, disk1 track2,disk 1track2 and so on... How do I load them to play all of Disk 1 track1-99 and then disk 2 tracks -99 I have tried saving each disk in a separate folder and that does not work HELP???????????????

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  • Cathern Feb 06, 2008

    I download books from the library using overdrive. I am unable to rewind, fast forward or set bookmarks. why oh why does it see the book as music and not as a book?

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Rekke - So much time has gone by, you have probably found a solution for this problem, but just in case... When you rip the CDs to MP3, you need to give each disc a unique name (disc01, disc02, disc03, and so on). That way the MP3 player will play in order of the discs - disc01 track 1, disc01 track 2.... and then move on to disc02 track 1.

If you didn't name them this way when you ripped them, you can go into the folder where they are, right-click on the files, select 'properties' and then 'advanced' on the Summary tab. You will see a whole list of stuff like artist name, album title, genre, etc. This is the information that your Sansa reads and sorts by. You can click in them and change any of them, then hit OK. You can select every track from each disc and change them all at once. You do not have to do them one at a time like I used to do.

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I've never been able to get my sansa to read the books. I think you just have to live with it.

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