nullspoon wrote:Basically you need to have your Fuze in MSC usb mode (I'm sure that MTP works as well, but MSC is way faster for transferring lots of files) and do some options tweaking.
In the device options in MM, you need to force relative paths, set your destination directory to \ , and use extended m3u (this one is super important, otherwise the player won't recognize any of the things in your playlist and it will show as empty). I explain these things a bit more in depth in my blog post in case anyone is interested.
So, I just ran an experiment because I have been using MM3 for years and only recently (i.e. MM4) had any problems synchronizing my Sansa Clipp. My experiment was the following:
Format the Sansa to get rid of everything.
Set it to MSC mode.
Use the settings above and sync a test playlist.
When I did this, everything was good. Then I did the following:
Format the Sansa
Set it to MTP mode.
Sync a test playlist with exactly the same settings.
In this case, my playlist was not found and/or recognized by the Clipp.
What's weird about this is that I have for years been using my Clipp in MTP mode. It seems to be only with this last update (4.02 to 4.03) that things got screwed up. Although, I have to add, MM4 is definitely not to my liking. For example, who says that "Classical Music" is not "Music"? I am still tempted to go back to MM3, but hopefully this will be the last round of significant changes to MM for a while.
Anyway, thanks to those in this thread for helping me get to the bottom of this!