I'm frustrated by the lack of support in the Mp3 player market today, for anything but MS or Mac. I do have larger DAP's, but now want something small, which I can put in a vest pocket for work. The problem is, as seen with the new Sansa Fuze I bought yesterday, that tagging issues are a bloody mess !
I use K3b to rip and encode my CD's to Mp3 (wish the Fuze did Ogg) and they seem like they're tagged just fine, but now I'm wondering about that, or wondering if it's just the Fuze which is botching things up. First off, it doesn't put albums in the right order, but I kind of expected that, as there is no file tree browsing. I did however use EasyTag to try and label the albums with numbers, but that was futile.
The next problem is that none of the songs in any of the albums were listed correctly. Everything seems to be listed randomly, and no, it's not on shuffle. I assumed that K3b would id my tags just the same as what I was seeing as they're listed in the burn/encode list, but this doesn't seem the case, and I"m not sure if it's the DAP or something K3b is doing.
I like K3b because it's one stop shopping and aside from this problem (which may not be its fault) it's perfect for me.
So to the title: What DAP (small, more than 4 gigs, possibly 8 with expansion slot ?) are you guys using to battle the proprietary hardware and software prerequisites of hell ? I know that I can go Cowon, but I haven't looked into them quite yet. I was really set on the Fuze, or some other Sansa (tried the view, and it was worse) because they're available locally, but if it's this much of a pain, it's just not worth it.