01-03-2011 08:49 AM
A real list of suggestions forthcoming, but for now, just a complaint that you can't do anything about til the next hardware version:
I really wish there were some sort of tactile nub or something so i know where my fingers are in relation to the touch points without having to look at the fuze+. For instance, place tiny raised dots on the left and right edges, directly to the left of the left touch point and to the right of the right touch point. Doing that, if you want to skip to the next song, you hold the fuze in your hand, slide your thumb down the right side till you feel the bump, then you know the "Skip" touch point is right next to that spot. If you want to Play/Pause, you know that touch point is just up and to the left a bit. That would help out a lot when trying to navigate it while driving, allowing us to keep our eyes on the road.
01-04-2011 01:32 PM
i'd have to agree with a change on how the device goes in & out of locked mode would be nice.
i have had it come unlocked on me, in pocket and when trying to just handle the device, like when holding it walking around..
if the devs arn't sure they wanna change how it works ? Then please consider leaving everything as is and simply
adding a different optional locking system in and making the old way the default and if people want? make them go into
the options screen and select an alternate method of locking.. does that make sense ?
01-08-2011 07:33 AM
Now that I'm an old man, a lot of the music I download or import from CDs have many similar names for the albums like "Greatest Hits" or "Ultimate Collection." When I select under the "Album" menu option I get all the songs from the album I want plus 6 others from other albums of the same name.
Here's an example: I recently bought the Michael McDonald "Ultimate Collection" CD. I have two songs from Jeffrey Osborne's "Ultimate Collection" CD and three from Eurythmic's "Ultimate Collection" CD that I downloaded. When I select the "Ultimate Collection" album I get ALL of them in one list.
It's especially irritating because on the Michael McDonald CD, there are several songs that are duets so the artist is listed as "Michael McDonald and Anita Baker" and some are listed "The Doobie Brothers" for his Doobie Brothers songs. As a result I can't just go to "Artist" of Michael McDonald and select that album because I'll only get two-thirds of the tracks.
So the ONLY way to listen to this CD from beginning to end without any other songs is to create a separate playlist. I'd REALLY like an MP3 player smart enough to know what's on each album for albums with common names.
01-08-2011 11:36 AM - edited 01-08-2011 03:40 PM
I have also run into this problem. What you'll have to do to keep the songs with the same album name (but from different artists/groups) from being thrown together is to get a tag editor like MP3Tag. It's a good, easy-to-use free program and it'll allow you to change the names of the albums so that each album's songs will stay separate from other album's songs. You can also change the title, genre, and other info to whatever it is that you choose. Don't have a link to the program's download site right now.
Using MP3Tag, what I did was to add the artist's or group's name to the album name, like, "Michael McDonald Ultimate Collection". You can also make changes in the artist name field, such as, changing what's in the artist's name field from "Michael McDonald and Anita Baker" to just "Michael McDonald" for all the songs in that album.
MP3Tag will let you make any changes to the various fields, or tags, at once, for an entire album.
By the way, "Age is just a state of mind." Our bodies may get older, but our minds don't have to.
edit -- you can download MP3Tag here.
01-08-2011 06:46 PM
I'd like it if there was a way to completely disable album art in both menus and Now Playing, especially as the stock designs replacing this art looks awful; preferably as an option in Settings.
That, and the ability to go from the beginning to the end of a playlist by scrolling up, and the ability to go from the end of a playlist to the beginning of a playlist by scrolling down (don't know what this is called; looping playlists, perhaps?)
01-08-2011 10:29 PM
I HATE that the top off button can shut the thing off if held down for 15 seconds, even while it's "locked". The headphone jack is on the bottom and thus it sits upside down in my pocket right on the on/off button. Thus, it turns itself OFF all the time. If i flip it the other way, then the thing mashes the headphone wire/plug. These headphones are cheap enough already and will break.
I don't like that the volume buttons work while locked. Nothing should work while it's locked.
Speaking of the lock, it unlocks itself all the time in my pocket too. Must pick up on the up-down movement against my leg while walking or something. make this thing unlock the same way it locks, by holding the play button for 4 seconds.
IMPORTANT! --> PLEASE add the "Folder" feature like the orignal Fuze had added during a firmware upgrade. I HATE that this thing currently sorts by folder, artist, song, etc...all of which I have no interest in. It's just a mess in each list that doesnt' represent how i added music to the device at all. All I care about is MY FOLDERS. that's it.
Touch sensor is SO frustrating. I miss my old Fuze. It was absolutely perfect. Even the headphones were the best. Sigh.
01-08-2011 10:33 PM
In case you missed my point, I'd like to be able to play the songs that are on my device simply by going into each of the:
01-09-2011 05:57 AM
I too would like the folder option, I think that's the only thing I'm really missing. I do however like the fact that I can adjust the volume while locked, so I can have it locked in my pocket but lower the volume easily when I'm ordering my Starbucks
01-09-2011 11:18 AM
As an addendum to my previous post, I'd like for the Fuze+ to be able to read album art on FLACs.
I spent hours putting a cover.jpg into the folder of each album, and the Fuze+ wouldn't read them. Then I embedded said album art into the file itself using MP3Tag, and it still wouldn't read.
I have no idea why this would be so, as the Fuze had no trouble with either.