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Categories for Songs DOES NOT WORK
on May 29, 2013
I just bought a COBY, based on what I assumed were pretty good reviews. I received it, and programmed it. However, the songs I loaded, about 800 of them, do NOT list under the ARTIST, ALBUM or GENRE headings. What this means, is in order to listen to an album, somewhere in the middle of the song list of 800 songs, you need to SCROLL THRU about 400 songs, in order to find the album. You are suppose to go to the MENU, select MUSIC, then select ALBUM, and then listen to your album. Also, when in "Genre" mode, you should be able to select JAZZ, or CLASSICAL, and listen to JUST THOSE SONGS. But that doesn't work either, with this device. What a disappointment! In fact, this unit DID NOT WORK out of the box. I even DELETED ALL THE SONGS the first time I programed music into it, and started again, believing that perhaps I put too many songs on in the flash drive, for the unit to have memory to spare for the catagories. However, that was NOT the case. Both times I programmed this, the categories did NOT work
Even tho this is a cheap unit, it SHOULD have functioning software included, so the COBY works the way its advertised to work. It SHOULD allow you to access your music, in such a way, that you don't spend more time locating the songs you wish to play in a list of 800 songs, then you do LISTENING to the song. (And if you want to hear a song, in the middle of the 800 song list, its almost certain that it will take MORE TIME to located the song, than it does to PLACE the song. I had the same problem, with the ECLIPSE. Perhaps this is because in the cheapest MP3 units, you cant put the songs in WMP format, without screwing up the way the software allocates the subtitles, and catagories, pinned on the music. A good unit for a cheap MP3, is the PYRUS touch screen. Its a little more money (tho obviously not as much as a iPod, or SONY Walkman MP3), but it does the job, plus it also has an input for a mini-chip, that lets you add on a 4 gig, or 8 gig chip, to extend your memory beyond flash drive. "May All Your Media Devices Function the Way they Claim!"--ancient UFO saying.