After reading many threads on this forum and others, mostly about other Symbian v3 and v5 based models, I came to the conclusion that I will never get the answer to a question that seemed so easy: how do I specify the folder for displaying Ringtones / Images / Video's / MP3s?
If I understood well, some users of older Symbian versions couldn't find their media (because they did not know how to switch between phone memory and memory card), and that's why was decided to just display all files of a certain type from all memory and subfolders since version 3. Is that right?
So now I can't distinguish between thousands MP3s and a dozen ringtones when picking a tone?
I have to show the naughty videos of my girlfriend to my parents when I just want to show them a video of my kids?
I have to show the pictures of my other girlfriends to my girlfriend when I just want to show her my new colleague?
I have to browse through hundreds of images, just to find that one picture?
I have to look at application specific images (like used in Garmin Mobile XT), when I just want to see my own pictures?
And the only way (so far I've read) is to use X-plore or Y-browser to manually change the attributes of every single file to 'hidden' to prevent them from showing up in every viewer? With the effect that I can't show them with a viewer at all, except from the browser? The default image/video viewer is terrible for this reason and can't be replaced by a 3rd party one because the link from the media button is hard coded, which costs me an expensive shortcut of the 4 available at the main screen.
I just can't believe this!
How can people implement such a thing? My simple MP3 player is smarter than that....
I have the feeling that my 5800 (and probably any other s60v3 or higher device) is pretty useless for storing and showing media to others and quickly finding media for myself. Do you have the same experience or a way to work around this problem?
And an additional question about these forums: why not one forum for all s60v5 devices (5800 and N97 combined)? Now I have to look/search in several forums for the same info, with the risk of duplication when posting. Nevertheless great forums!