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post #856 of 963

I just got my Sansa Clip+ yesterday and used it today!!

 

I'm a newb to the forums but love my music. As soon as it arrived I put Rockbox on it, easy process. 

 

I have come from using my iPhone so this is a bit scary for me. 

 

At first it sounded a bit neutral but I discovered the multitude of sound settings and added a bit more DB :p now im blown away!! 

 

The thing that I need help in though, coming from an Apple user is adding music to this is either way to simple or frustratingly confusing.

 

When I plug this into my Macbook and open the folder I see:

 

##Music#

##port#

Audible

Audiobooks

Music

Playlists

Podcasts

Record

Along with other random files

 

Do I need all these folders and files what if its empty? as I added my music via drag and drop. I have the music under albums in there own folders. So I copy and paste the folders into ##Music# and the albums are there. 

 

But it does not organize anything like artists, albums, song. Literally is like a USB stick. 

 

Is this how it is? or do I manually have to do it. 

 

You see with the Apple iPhone player it just sorted it all out for me when accessing the player... 

 

im freaking out here!! :)


Edited by mediation - 1/23/14 at 1:21am
post #857 of 963

Edit - just realised under "database" its all organized under Artist, Album, Genre etc!!

 

yaay. Ok so my music is in ##MUSIC#/Music

 

[img]http://s7.postimg.org/8r86ujmhn/Screen_Shot_2014_01_23_at_6_47_00_pm.png[/img]

 

Does that mean I can delete> Audible, Audiobooks, MUSIC, Playlists, Podcasts, Record etc and just have ##MUSIC#

 

Hope this makes sense

 

Also

 

 

What is the best Music Manager for this Rockbox and Sansa Clip setup???


Edited by mediation - 1/23/14 at 10:53am
post #858 of 963

I tend to delete the useless folders (really useless be sure they are empty!!) usually record podcast audible and the#folders as on the long run they're of no use for me. and my sansas kept working ok under rockbox.

post #859 of 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post
 

I tend to delete the useless folders (really useless be sure they are empty!!) usually record podcast audible and the#folders as on the long run they're of no use for me. and my sansas kept working ok under rockbox.

 

Yup I deleted everything have just got *folder* Music now :)

 

I have been playing around with the sound settings. Put the bass up to 9DB and treble to 7DB

 

But im not happy with the sound, im after more of a balanced sound, clean, crisp with a kick of well rounded bass... sorry im a noob so cant describe it. 

 

Im using the JVC HA-S400's

 

When I work out I use Koss Porta Pro's and the settings actually sound great. 

 

 

Any guidance on settings for what I want to achieve???

post #860 of 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by mediation View Post
 

 

Yup I deleted everything have just got *folder* Music now :)

 

I have been playing around with the sound settings. Put the bass up to 9DB and treble to 7DB

 

But im not happy with the sound, im after more of a balanced sound, clean, crisp with a kick of well rounded bass... sorry im a noob so cant describe it. 

 

Im using the JVC HA-S400's

 

When I work out I use Koss Porta Pro's and the settings actually sound great. 

 

 

Any guidance on settings for what I want to achieve???

Ignore the bass and treble settings and learn to use the parametric 10 band equalizer. :wink_face:

post #861 of 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Ignore the bass and treble settings and learn to use the parametric 10 band equalizer. wink_face.gif

Reading rockbox manual now smily_headphones1.gif thanks!!!

EDIT: wow that is too confusing for a noob frown.gif

How do I just increase the bass a little and have the treble balanced too.
Edited by mediation - 1/29/14 at 8:17am
post #862 of 963

Hi

 

Is there a way to set up RB'ed SansaClip+ to display the remaining playtime while playing song?

post #863 of 963

Yes - themes are what decided what information is available on the now playing screen. I prefer the dfkt_minimum_clip theme: 

 

I like it because it shows the type of file/vbr/cbr/ kbps. Length of song. How far you are into the song, how much time is remaining, and has a super awesome VU meter which is excellent for tuning your EQ. You can adjust the VU meter scale from linear to log in the Settings Menu under Display. 

 

If you want this theme or similar themes look in the themes part of the rockbox installer. 

post #864 of 963

I bought one of these in the Thanksgiving sale and haven't had time to use it.

 

I've tried to rockbox it. How can I tell if I've succeeded? Thanks much for any help.

post #865 of 963
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

I bought one of these in the Thanksgiving sale and haven't had time to use it.

 

I've tried to rockbox it. How can I tell if I've succeeded? Thanks much for any help.

 

Did you succeed to rockbox it or not,that's easy...when you start up the clip+ wacth the welecome screen and you will see "RockBox" if you succeeded and "Sansa" if not. :))

post #866 of 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by dino73n View Post

Did you succeed to rockbox it or not,that's easy...when you start up the clip+ wacth the welecome screen and you will see "RockBox" if you succeeded and "Sansa" if not. smily_headphones1.gif)

Thanks. At least I know I failed. redface.gif I'll ask for help on the intro page when I've tried everything I can think of.
post #867 of 963
Just a heads up make sure your paths match eg. If the clip is in D:/ make sure the rockbox loader is set for D:/ it was something I overlooked when I did it the first couple of times
post #868 of 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandman2338 View Post

Just a heads up make sure your paths match eg. If the clip is in D:/ make sure the rockbox loader is set for D:/ it was something I overlooked when I did it the first couple of times

Edit: Once I found the .bin file and set it to the same drive, it worked. Thanks! Now, to figure out the rest . . .
Edited by Claritas - 2/2/14 at 4:32pm
post #869 of 963

sandman didn't do you a favor, now you will complain about the limited settings (volume and EQ mostly) of every single dap you will try for the rest of your life. ^_^

welcome to the club.

post #870 of 963

One thing I often notice is I occasionally do liveSound/PA Systems for my school and such and they often contract out other tech people to do video or something. They all always come in with the super fancy DAPs that are marketed towards "live sound" that have all these fancy buttons, big display, AA battery's ect. Then I have to plug them in via XLR and navigate the hellish software to play some track they want... Only then to relaize that these things are hundreds of dollars and have virtually the same output capabilities of the $30 sansa.

 

I digress - its just fun watching these guys spend 20 minutes figuring out to play a track and plug it in ect... meanwhile I have my tiny little sansa plugged in and ready to go in 10 seconds. Oh and my Sansa has 4x the storage... Gosh. 

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