09-16-2011 07:04 PM
Raise the 8000 song DB Limit at least to the 10000+ song limit on the Fuze+. This player is capable of supporting a 32GB microSD card for a total 40GB storage.
Since this player is incapable of running Video, then it is a music only player.
I have a mix of 128kps MP3's ( and greater) and 6700 tracks that fit on less than 27GB. of storage. The Fuze is only capable of addressing 5537 of them. Much less than the advertised 8000.
I currently have a two Fuzes, a 4GB backup and 8GB primary player. I also have a Fuze+ which DOES fit all my content, but the touch controls and laggy UI make it nearly unusable. And the lack of tactile controls make it completely unusable in the dark.
I do love the Fuze, but I realize that Lithium Ion batteries have a tendancy to discharge even if it is not being used. As a result, I am always looking for my next player.
The Clip Zip will be it if the DB size increased. Otherwise, I'll have to think about a Clip+ rockboxed.
I like Album Art, so I'd prefer the Clip Zip.
So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE increase the DB size or at the VERY MINIMUM, offer TRUE folder browsing that reads the actual File Allocation Table on the flash memory instead of basing the folder navigation on the DB contents.
09-16-2011 09:33 PM
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
09-16-2011 10:02 PM
I agree with this. I also would like next track information when you click the center button while the current song is playing. I just got my new clip zip last week, and I love it! but these things would make it even better.
09-17-2011 08:41 AM
09-17-2011 04:21 PM
Playcount support! Please, oh please.
This allows songs to be automatically moved to/from the device after listening. Drag-and-drop content management really isn't a viable option when the device holds thousands of songs. Also, some indication if the song/audiobook/podcast has been played already. Sometimes I have several episodes of a podcast loaded and, if they don't have descriptive names, it's hard to tell which ones I've already listened to.
It would be nice if the Zip remembered where in each menu structure you were after power-off. So, for example, if you are listening to podcast x, next time you go into the podcast menu it pre-selects the previously chosen menus as you go through the menu tree.
The lock button should always immediately lock/unlock the device, even after the screen has shut off. Currently, if the screen is dimmed, it first shows the mode so sometimes requires one press (active screen) and sometimes requires two presses (inactive screen.)
Thanks for listening!
09-18-2011 06:07 AM
I originally bought the fuze when the DB limit was 4000. They increased it to 8000 with a firmware update. I never ran into the limit because I had a 16GB card. When I got the 32GB card, I was able to fit everything I own on the card, and ran into the limit.
Rockbox takes care of that.
I understand that the DB is probably memory resident and there is a limit of that internal memory space. I work support for products with embedded systems and I realize that somethimes you just can't raise the limit without adding more internal memory to run the application. I get it. Rockbox uses is a file DB so I get that Rockbox doesn't have this issue. They just increase the file size
But one thing I have never understood is the inability of the firmware to directly read the File Allocation Table of the Internal Flash Memory and SD Card. I organize my music already using folders. Add a filter that only shows supported file types and you are done.
It doesn't really matter, however. I am a big Rockbox fan, and it looks as if the Clip Zip has enough similar with it's predecssors that Rockbox isn't far behind. Also, since I found out how to maintain my Rhapsody integration on fhe Fuze, I think I'll be picking up the zip as soon as I see Rockbox come up.
09-20-2011 06:52 AM
With podcasts with the Clip+, the display during play of a given podcast would indicate that the episode being played was the x episode of y episodes on the device. I found that useful to help me understand how many episodes i might have listened to already or how many I had left to listen to. Certainly a "nice to have" for managing my various lists of podcasts.
09-20-2011 09:50 AM
Yep--also good for album play, rather than "flying blind" as to one's place in an album.