I bought my first (cheapo) mp3 player awhile ago, and while I’m happy with the sound quality, I’m very unsatisfied with the way it sorts the files; or rather, it doesn’t. The only options I have for which tracks it plays is “by artist” or “by album,” which are based on the properties attached to the file itself.
What I would like is to create playlists: e.g. I want the ability create a folder called “exercise music,” another called “relaxing music” and so on, and then move files in and out of those folders. Preferably, I would also like to keep the ability to play all tracks by a given artist or on a given album, etc. regardless of what other folders they’re in.
Any guidance on this? Do any players with such abilities even exist?
I’m looking for a rugged high-capacity player (10-20 GB), so if anyone has any specific recommendations, they’d be appreciated.