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slotmonsta
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Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release

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Follow the instructions below to verify the hardware revision of your Clip before proceeding. 
  • Turn on your Clip
  • Select Settings from the main menu
  • Select System Info
  • Look at the Version #

Revision 1 = 1.XX.XX (example: 1.XX.XX)

Revision 2 = 2.XX.XX (example: 2.XX.XX)

 

If your Clip is Revision 1 proceed to Revision 1 instructions.

If your Clip is Revision 2 proceed to Revision 2 instructions.


Let me start off by saying that majority of people will be able to update his/her firmware through the Sansa Firmware Updater. There is even a how-to video that explains the process. If for any reason the aforementioned steps do not work for you, then please feel free to continue by trying the more "computer savy" steps, described below.
 
SanDisk has just released the 01.01.35 and 02.01.35 firmware revision for the Sansa Clip. Download links and the release notes are available below.
 


Windows
 Users can Connect the device in any Mode and follow the instructions below.

Mac and Linux users can connect their Clip in MSC mode and follow the instructions below.

MSC mode instructions:

  1. Turn on the Clip
  2. Put the device in Hold (move Hold button until orange is showing)
  3. Press and hold the Center Button
  4. Plug the mini-USB connector into the device (be sure the USB is plugged into the computer)
  5. Wait for the Clip drive to mount
  6. Follow instructions below and drag files to the Clip drive

                                              Sansa Clip Firmware version 01.01.35 download and installation instructions

 

Update using the Sansa Firmware updater

For Sansa Firmware Updater - Click here to download 


 

Manual Firmware Update download and Instructions

All Regions - Click here to download


  1. Ensure your battery is > 50% full.
  2. Extract the .zip file into a folder on your computer.
  3. Once extracted, drag the file to the root directory of your Sansa Clip.
  4. Disconnect the Sansa Clip and let it restart.
  5. The firmware update will now begin.
  6. Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will boot back up. Once its back to the main menu, head to "Settings" > "System Info", and verify the "Version" is now 01.01.35.

Sansa Clip Firmware version 02.01.35 download and installation instructions

 

Update using the Sansa Firmware updater

For Sansa Firmware Updater - Click here to download 

 

Manual Firmware Update download and Instructions

All Regions - Click here to download

  1. Ensure your battery is > 50% full.
  2. Extract the .zip file into a folder on your computer.
  3. Once extracted, drag the file to the root directory of your Sansa Clip.
  4. Disconnect the Sansa Clip and let it restart.
  5. The firmware update will now begin.
  6. Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will boot back up. Once its back to the main menu, head to "Settings" > "System Info", and verify the "Version" is now 02.01.35.
 
 

Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release Notes

 

Thisnew firmware has various bug fixes, including key fixes listed below, as wellas enhancements. Upon completion of the firmware upgrade, the device will turnoff.  Power on the device to complete theupgrade process.  If the device does notinitiate or complete, slide up & hold the Power switch for 10 seconds toreset the device and then release and slide up again to restart.

 

  

Enhancements:

o   No new enhancements

 

Bugs Fixed:

 

o   Portuguese display error in the language menu

o   OGG files crashing while fast-forwarding across track boundaries

o   OGG track caused Player crash

o   Dropouts on high bitrate flac files

o   Chirp at end of mp3 file

o   Device can't play FLAC with Padding removed & 440hz toneisn't audible

o   Volume is increased to the maximum when FF or RW key is pressedwith volume operation simultaneously

o   Device hangs in sequential operations of FM resume and channelsearch

o   French Language: Info section shows wrong translation for Power

o   Some Polish & Brazilian languages are not translatecorrectly.

o   Some WAV files cannot be played

 

Known Issues:

  • Popping noise when changing the speed of podcast
  • EQ spectrum moves slowly when playing OGG contents that are 16KHz or below
  • Device in ON state will not be recognized by PS3 console when connected
  • Repeated songs in playlist does not playback properly
  • Playlist referencing content in Audiobook folder does not work
  • Icon of the device doesn’t display after standby or hibernate
 

 

Message Edited by slotmonsta on 04-20-2010 03:49 PM
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gwk1967
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Re: Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release

I'm a bit disappointed in the lack of new features, but at least maybe this will silence the "Sandisk has abandoned us!" complaints.
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Marvin_Martian
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Re: Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release


gwk1967 wrote:
I'm a bit disappointed in the lack of new features, but at least maybe this will silence the "Sandisk has abandoned us!" complaints.

Good point.....I'd bet most people had given up on any more updates. I'll admit, I was skeptical too....I always hoped they wouldn't "View" the Clip, but it's nice to see they haven't.:smileyhappy:

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neutron_bob
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Re: Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release

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You'll find that the new release is quite stable.  I've been playing with it all day, trying various codecs on the machine. It's nice to get a few kinks out, too.  I wouldn't expect a handful of new features at this point, with the new Clip+ taking the reigns as the front runner, as each model has to have its own unique attributes.

 

Bob   :smileyvery-happy:

Message Edited by neutron_bob on 03-15-2010 10:05 PM
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tnmats
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Re: Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release

One thing I see missing is improving the 44.1kHz sampling rate playback accuracy.  I take it that hasn't changed with this revision?
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Wolf-6
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Re: Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release

Not sure if this is pre or post .35 but it now has replay gain.
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Marvin_Martian
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Re: Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release


tnmats wrote:
One thing I see missing is improving the 44.1kHz sampling rate playback accuracy.  I take it that hasn't changed with this revision?

I can't say for sure, as I don't have an original Clip anymore. But here's some results others have had, starting with post #6...http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53437. Like I said, I can't confirm any of these findings......so your mileage may vary.:smileywink:

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tnmats
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Re: Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release


Marvin_Martian wrote:

tnmats wrote:
One thing I see missing is improving the 44.1kHz sampling rate playback accuracy.  I take it that hasn't changed with this revision?

I can't say for sure, as I don't have an original Clip anymore. But here's some results others have had, starting with post #6...http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53437. Like I said, I can't confirm any of these findings......so your mileage may vary.:smileywink:


Thanks Marvin.  I'll have to check it out myself now as there seems to be some extra features some claim in that post that aren't documented.  I'll give it a shot and report back.

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Re: Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release


Marvin_Martian wrote:

tnmats wrote:
One thing I see missing is improving the 44.1kHz sampling rate playback accuracy.  I take it that hasn't changed with this revision?

I can't say for sure, as I don't have an original Clip anymore. But here's some results others have had, starting with post #6...http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53437. Like I said, I can't confirm any of these findings......so your mileage may vary.:smileywink:


Wow! Did not think that was ever going to happen. Maybe I'll update from .18 now.

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tnmats
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Re: Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release

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Marvin_Martian wrote:

tnmats wrote:
One thing I see missing is improving the 44.1kHz sampling rate playback accuracy.  I take it that hasn't changed with this revision?

I can't say for sure, as I don't have an original Clip anymore. But here's some results others have had, starting with post #6...http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53437. Like I said, I can't confirm any of these findings......so your mileage may vary.:smileywink:


 

 

I updated my v2 Clip (8GB Clip), and ReplayGain does show up in the Music Options listing, with "Off", "Song" and "Album".  I don't remember if it was there before as I never use Replay Gain but R/G is there now.

 

Now for the accuracy.  Things have improved.  I took some lab measurments and I'm pretty confident in them.  I have access to a nice Tektronix 1GHz digital scope, and to make it more fun the thing had it's yearly calibration a few weeks ago.  I'm a mixed signal IC design engineer so I'm used to taking these kinds of measurments.

 

I found some MP3 files, 128kB, CBR, mono, with frequencies at 100Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz and 10kHz.  I checked their accuracy with the output of my PC's audio and they're dead-nuts-on those frequencies with my PC.

 

With the new firmware, I get the following:

 

100Hz plays at 100.3Hz (standard deviation 0.017Hz)

250Hz plays at 250.6Hz (standard deviation 0.024Hz)

1Khz plays at 1.003kHz (standard deviation 0.37Hz)

10kHz plays at 10.02kHz (standard deviation 2.9Hz)

 

Error as a percentage:

 0.3% fast @ 100Hz

 0.24% fast @ 250Hz

 0.3% fast @ 1kHz

 0.2% fast @ 10kHz

 

With the previous firmware, the same player, with the same 1kHz sound file, sampled at 128kb/44.1kHz, yieled 988Hz, a 1.2% slow playback.  Just for grins I took a measurment with my old Creative Zen Nano, a 1GB player powered off a AAA alkaline.  That unit plays 1kHz as 1.0003kHz, 0.03% error.  The Clip isn't at that level but it got a lot closer.

 

Sandisk has indeed improved the pitch tolerance at least with V2 hardware.  Previously my player was about 1.2% slow and I could easily hear the difference.  My "solution" was to create an all-new library of MP3s from my CDs at 192kb/48kHz (I had all of the WAV files of my CDs already extracted so I was able to skip a step).  I've been using 48kHz sampled files as the Clip does a good job at 48kHz, more like sub 0.1%. 

 

Something has definitely improved for 44.1kHz sampled mp3's, and what's kind of humorous is now the player is marginally fast but it's a lot closer to ideal.  That's great!  I will need to give it a listen with 44.1kHz material and see if I hear it more on-pitch with 44.1kHz sampled files.

 

Why Sandisk didn't mention the speed improvement in the firmware update listings is puzzling.  This is a BIG improvement and they should tout that.  I have to give them credit and they should at least toot their own horn a bit after all the griping about it last year (and yes, I was one that griped and don't regret it).

 

Message Edited by tnmats on 03-16-2010 02:28 PM