Philips Spark SA2SPK04K quirks

It has been quite a while with this stupid music player, and I am compelled to bitch about it.

ID3 tag problems: This player supports ONLY ID3v2.3 with charset "Western ISO-8859-1". I dont think it understands the iconv '//translit' etc., so you'll have to disable them in EasyTag.

Play mode: I listen to whole albums. I hate mixing songs from different albums. I hate it if the songs in an album are not played in "track number order". Oh, I hate create playlists all the more. This player simply does not have any straight forward way to do this. :-/ Eventually, I had to resort to:

- Tag all the songs under one single genre
- On the player choose "play all albums" under "this" genre :-/

Song database update: The player looks only for "filename" changes to build its database. It completely ignores modification time changes :-/ So, every time I fix the tagging, I'll have to move all the music into another folder in order to force the player to update its database.

Living with some dumbass's follies. Sigh!

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