09-01-2016 11:47 AM - edited 09-30-2016 08:30 AM
Firmware is the software code that powers your Clip Sport. You can think of it as the operating system. SanDisk actively and periodically updates the capabilities, functionality, and reliability of the Firmware. For an optimal experience with your Clip Sport, SanDisk recommends that you update your Firmware with each new release. It’s fast, easy, and free!
SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.36 Download and Installation instructions
SanDisk has released firmware version 1.36 for the SanDisk Clip Sport. Download links and the release notes are available below.
New changes since 1.29
• Improved GUI translations
New changes since 1.27
New changes since 1.22
• Improved Compatibility with some micro-SD cards (Fix the 24MHz Clock in High Speed Mode)
New changes since 1.17
New changes since 1.09
10-05-2016 03:12 PM
It would have been helpful to know that the file must be called "upgrade.hex" and not anything else. I renamed it when I downloaded it - needless to say, that didn't work when I copied it to my device.
10-07-2016 11:26 AM - edited 10-07-2016 11:27 AM
The instructions clearly state:
Download and save the upgrade.hex file linked above to folder on your computer.
Why on earth anyone would come here to post, "it would have been nice to know I shouldn't rename the file so it will work", is beyond me. If you don't know what you are doing with a device you are urged to get help from someone who does or use the auto update instead of manually installing it.
10-10-2016 10:33 AM
Pressing the power button does cycle through the readio. However, it will cycle through any tunable station. I just want to cycle through my "favourites" or "presets". This could be corrected through firmware release.
As for the second issue of having to charge when you simply want to edit or download to library: I notice that once you plug in the clip, there is a message screen. Possible it could contain a selection option of "Charge Now" or " File transfer". This feature could aslo be handled through a firmware release.
10-11-2016 10:27 AM
As to your second issue and as I responded to you elsewhere, I just don't see the downside if the player charges while you transfer files (which is a short time, anyway)--I would think that this is beneficial.
10-17-2016 09:13 AM
Well, now we know not to do that . . . . Instead, put the file in a folder of your naming choice.
11-02-2016 12:45 PM
There are three things that bug me about the Sport compared to the Clip+ and ClipZip. The first is that the Clip sport is not Rockboxable.
The second is that card memory isn't integrated in the same database as main memory, and that the database is limited to 2,000 songs for each. There was a beta firmware for the Sport that had a 4,000 song database limit, however I see Sandisk no longer posts it. Was it very buggy? If not, why doesn't Sandisk have this posted.
The third thing that bugs me about the Sport is the inability to add an album at a time to a playlist on the player. Having this would make the player so much more convenient for me when I go for long walks. This seems like it should be easy enough to implement in the drop down menu, having an add album containing this song to the GoList as the item below add song to the Golist.
11-02-2016 04:21 PM
My guess is, SanDisk didn't like the trade-offs for the larger database: if I recall correctly, the more limited number of characters recognized in titles, and the elimination of the Genre category in the database. And my further guess is, SanDisk didn't want to have 2 competing official firmware versions out there.
Having said that, the beta version of that firmware version still is available, at the Clip Sport forum at the anythingbutipod.com website forum, and from other users. It seems to work just fine, keeping the above limitations in mind.