Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sansa Clip: Resume Playback Feature

The firmware update to a Sansa Clip allows for a "resume playback" feature when audiobooks are transferred to the "Audiobooks" folder. Here are the instructions to add OverDrive audiobooks to the correct folder to enable this feature.

  1. There is no need to create an Audiobooks folder on your device; the firmware update has done this for you. (This was my first mistake.)

  2. Did you give the update some time to take effect? (Another mistake of mine...)

  3. Checkout and download a book to your computer like normal.

  4. Open OverDrive Media Console, if necessary.

  5. Select the desired audiobook.

  6. Plug in your player.

  7. Wait a minute to let Windows recognize your player.

  8. Click the transfer button.

  9. A dialog box will open showing the name of the audibook.

  10. Click "next."

  11. On the dialog box that shows the parts of the audiobook, click on the "Advanced Options..." button.

  12. You may be asked if you wish to create a new folder for the title. Click "no."

  13. A new "Advanced Options" dialog box loads. From this box, click on "Browse."

  14. Choose "Audiobooks" instead of "Music."

  15. Notice that the path in the Advanced Options dialog box has changed to "Audiobooks."

  16. Click "Ok."

  17. Click "Next" to start the transfer.

  18. The book will transfer as normal.

  19. You'll be prompted to unplug your player.

  20. Unplug.

  21. Turn on your device.

  22. You'll find the audiobooks under: Music >> Audiobooks >> Title.

  23. When you return to a title that you'd previously listened to, you'll see a menu item "Resume Playback." Choose that option to continue with the audiobook.