03-21-2010 09:28 AM
Something that has really decreased the value of my Sansa clip with this update is the decrease in sound, this became very apparently right from the beginning after I've updated it. So the question, really, is, what can I do about it?
Is there any setting I can go on and mixture with (I have it as high as it goes right now) or do I need to remove the latest update and try the previous? If so - where do I do that and how do I do that? Sound is the most important to me.
03-21-2010 09:48 AM
03-23-2010 08:00 PM
After I installed the firmware update my Clip shut down and will not turn back on. My computer does not recognize it now obviously because it can't turn on. Did anyone else have this problem. Anyone have any ideas?
03-24-2010 06:34 AM - edited 03-24-2010 06:35 AM
Not sure if I can't find it after an upgrade or if it has been removed altogether. There was a very nice feature in a previous firmware I had (02.01.32) which allowed to boost the playback volume. After upgrading to .35 it looks this feature is gone but there is something called Replay Gain. I tried changing several settings around Replay Gain but it looks like MP3 playback is not affected. I am not even sure what Replay Gain is but I assume that it is suposed to adjust playback volume.
Any ideas how to make it work or shall just downgrade to a lower version. Without this feature it makes my Clip unusable anywhere outside my room
Thanks a lot!
Message Edited by czajunia on 03-24-2010 06:35 AM
03-24-2010 06:42 AM
The MP3 files have to have Replay Gain data encoded in them for it to work.
Foobar 2000 can encode the files and is freeware. You can find all kinds of information about Replay Gain on the web and how to use it. And also make sure your location when the firmware update was done is set to the US settings. If you chose Europe the volume will be lower, a LOT lower. If you set it for Europe, reset your Clip and when you power up again be sure to pick "US". FM radio settings (luckily) are independent of the volume setting.
03-24-2010 06:47 AM
Mediamonkey also will write the ReplayGain tags....in fact, it's what the Sansa developers used in adding the feature to their players. It is freeware, as well.
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03-24-2010 07:07 AM
A hard reset of your Clip didn't work? I upgraded my 8GB Clip and the update worked flawlessly. Did you by chance install the wrong firmware update? Perhaps this is best handled by Sandisk customer support.
03-24-2010 09:47 AM
Thanks tnmats! It did the trick. I changed to North America and the Volume setting is there and it's possible to choose between 'Normal' and 'High'. That's exactly what I was looking for. When you select Europe this setting is unavailable for some reason. It must be a bug because I am sure it was there in the previous version even when selecting Europe - I am based in UK and have never selscted North America before.
As for Replay Gain I don't feel like I am gonna use if it requires any extra work. I just though it was a slightly more sophisticated setting to boost the volume that replaced a previous Volume setting I couldn't find.
Anyway, thanks again for your help guys! Much appreciated!