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Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-09-2012

Sansa Clip+ not playing flac files

I just bought it and it's not playing flac files.

 

I use freeRIP to rip my CDs to flac.

 

The songs don't play past 00:00.

 

I'm about to return this.

 

Thanks.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,156
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sansa Clip+ not playing flac files

You could try a different ripping program.

 

And make sure you're ripping in 16-bit. 24-bit is not supported.

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-09-2012

Re: Sansa Clip+ not playing flac files

I fixed it by installing RockBox. No idea what the problem was but it works now. 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,156
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sansa Clip+ not playing flac files

Glad it's working for you but that really isn't a fix; it's a workaround. I have about 1300 FLAC files (ripped myself throuh EAC) on my Clip+ and 32GB memory card and have encountered none that don't play in the original firmware.

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-09-2012

Re: Sansa Clip+ not playing flac files

The only explanation I have is that my flac files are 24 bits. I don't know how to check that, though. 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,156
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sansa Clip+ not playing flac files


alright wrote:

The only explanation I have is that my flac files are 24 bits. I don't know how to check that, though. 



That could explain it. 24-bit FLAC files are not supported, only 16-bit. Rockobox doesn't play 24-bit FLAC files either, but converts them on the fly to 16-bits as I understand it.

 

I'd check your settings in FreeRip. There's no use or benefit to ripping in 24-bit.

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-06-2012

Re: Sansa Clip+ not playing flac files

I had same problem with my Clip Zip. There are known issues with free Rip.

I had no problem playing FLAC ripped from CD with Express Rip and db Poweramp.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,018
Registered: ‎02-05-2009

Re: Sansa Clip+ not playing flac files

No problems with CDs ripped to FLAC with Media Monkey either.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-05-2018

Re: Sansa Clip+ not playing flac files

I wonder why 24bit isn't supported. When the vinyl was captured to digitize for audiophile quality playback, 24bit is what the studio used. I could convert it I suppose. I have no idea what software was used originally...