Reply
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread


p_opus wrote:
Marvin_Martian wrote:

If you could live without the database functions, and just use folder browsing and the GoList, then you could get by without adding RAM. 


Folder Browsing in the Clip and Fuze are still based on the DB and subject to the limit.

 

If I go to Music/Folders, I still only see the folders that were added to the DB.

 

Unlike Rockbox, where I have true folder navigation to the drive, the Sansa Firmware still only provides folder navigation to those files that are registered in the DB.

 

so folder browsing doesn't work to bypass the limit.  Believe me, I have tried with the Fuze.!!!!!!



Well, that is an almighty bummer. Smiley Sad

 

In that case, the only function the folder browsing would serve is to help out people with tags that are lacking......that seems like a bit of a fail to me then. Smiley Surprised

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

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

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread


Marvin_Martian wrote:

 

 (edit)....the only function the folder browsing would serve is to help out people with tags that are lacking......that seems like a bit of a fail to me then. Smiley Surprised



Folder browsing is good for compilation albums.  I have a folder that contains over 80 songs from more than 20 different artists/groups.   Many of these songs are from albums that I don't want to put on my player or are just singles.  Without folder nav, I'd have to use playlists which I don't like to use.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread


mags1230 wrote:

Marvin_Martian wrote:

 

 (edit)....the only function the folder browsing would serve is to help out people with tags that are lacking......that seems like a bit of a fail to me then. Smiley Surprised



Folder browsing is good for compilation albums.  I have a folder that contains over 80 songs from more than 20 different artists/groups.   Many of these songs are from albums that I don't want to put on my player or are just singles.  Without folder nav, I'd have to use playlists which I don't like to use.


You know, I never thought about compilation albums in that regard......I just scroll through the album list (much easier now with the Zip's alphabet browsing) , and don't load the songs I don't like. Now that you bring up the P-word (playlist),  that reminds me of the one use I have had for folders every once in a while....to make a kind of pseudo-playlist.

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

Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-17-2010

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

Track Info for podcasts.     This was a feature of the Clip + that appears to be missing from the Clip Zip.    For folks that listen to a lot of podcasts, the date is very helpful in a) deciding what to listen to, and b) understanding the context of the discussion in the podcast. 

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-15-2011

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

I think a few things that could be on the new firmware:

-elapsed time and time remaining for songs (maybe you could make it an optional feature if some people don't want it). This is important for me because I use it for backing tracks when playing guitar and its easier to practice a part when you what time it is.

-how many songs in your current selection, like the old clip (eg. if your listening to an album it would say song 03/12 or if your listening to your whole collection say song 55/600)

 

And another thing not firmware related;

-maybe the buttons could be a little less sensitive; I was walking with the Clip Zip unlocked in my pocket and it kept on going to the next song or going back to the beginning. having to unlock it and lock it each time i want to change songs is a bit of a pain because sometimes i want to skip through songs.

 

But apart from that its good so thanks Sansa!

Newbie
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎09-15-2011

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

I have two request:  When you were playing a song on the sansa clip+, you had the choice to play all the songs from the artist, for example, it would say, Play all, In the sansa clip zip, It doesn't have this option, it only says, shuffle list, and then the albums. I wish you could be fixed.

 

Second, there was an option where you could bring up a menu that reads, "Back to music list." It doesn't have this in the zip. If you could fix these two things I'd be happy.  Smiley Happy

 

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

[ Edited ]

Ross2011 wrote:

I have two request:  When you were playing a song on the sansa clip+, you had the choice to play all the songs from the artist, for example, it would say, Play all, In the sansa clip zip, It doesn't have this option, it only says, shuffle list, and then the albums. I wish you could be fixed.

 

Second, there was an option where you could bring up a menu that reads, "Back to music list." It doesn't have this in the zip. If you could fix these two things I'd be happy.  Smiley Happy 

 


I miss the Play All option as well, Ros2011, and would like to see it come back (it would seem to be easy to do).  But also note that there is a nifty option with the GoList playlist:  you can add an Artist's entire collection to it at a single time, likewise an entire album at a time, and then play the GoList.  To do this, with the artist or album highlighted on a list, simply press and hold the center select button; and then choose and play the GoList under the Music listing.

 

As to getting back to the music list, it might just work for you to either press and hold, or press multiple times, the small Go Back button at the 11 o'clock position on the front pad. 

 

But good to hear that I'm not the only one missing the Play All option.

Newbie
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎09-15-2011

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

How often does sansa do Firmwire updates... because this is the first time I've ever updated my device?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,460
Registered: ‎12-27-2008

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

For newer, actively supported players like the Zip, updates are usually issued every three months (approximately). Discontinued players don't get updates.

Newbie
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎09-15-2011

Re: Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

Ok thanks... I know for OS on computers, it's every month