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basic mp3 that supports folders

by dffr1 / July 18, 2013 12:45 AM PDT

Looking for a basic 4gb mp3 that supports folders without loading lots of software. My goal is to replace my eclipse 2gb with a 4gb, origonally to steer away from eclipse - as it was buggy and the volume keeps lowering probably because the batery is dying, this unit is about 3 years old.
bought a few different mp3s - sandisk and polaroid, but they both require lots of bloatware and management to sync, and both seem to be buggy with new firmware being released monthly. I have enough duties managing our homes 6 pc's and need a break. I was impressed by the sandisk sansa clip zips sound quality and unimpressed with the polaroids ( PMP120-4 ).
My goal is to get a 4gb, with a screen and able to select 4 different folders that will play through - no other options really needed.

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by dffr1 / July 18, 2013 12:48 AM PDT

i use a droid thunderbolt with an oversized battery that I call my anchor, I was looking only for a lighter weight mp3 to use while working out. doid apps are not an option. Thanks in advance

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Must be rare.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2013 7:26 AM PDT

Did you check out the old (new?) Sansa's? I see you did but the last sansa I had did not require me to install any app.

And why the droid app issue? I have one of those GoGears and it's fine. Will get the Galaxy player if I break it.

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PS. Old sansa again
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2013 8:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Must be rare.
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by dffr1 / July 18, 2013 1:05 PM PDT
In reply to: PS. Old sansa again

WOW THANKS !!!, breazed through the manual but after reading your direction it was crystal clear. Other posts mentioned that it was not possible.
I will be keeping my sandisk - loaded everything already and the sound is great.

Thanks again

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