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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,922
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements

as long as it is not drm protected. 

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-01-2011

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements

I have successfully converted videos (e.g. TED talks) to Sansa Fuze+ on an ubuntu machine using ffmpeg.

If you are not familiar with Linux bash scripts you had better stop reading here.

I have a directory where I collect the files to be converted, with two sub directories named "done" and "out"

The following bash script does the work:

#! /bin/bash
for file in *.mp4
do
    ffmpeg  -i "$file" -s 320x180 -vf pad=320:240:0:20 "out/$file"
    mv -- "$file" done
done
when the script is done the originals are found in subdirectory "done" and the files to be moved to my Fuze+ in directory "out".

I hope somebody else find this useful.

Best regards

Jeppe

PS.

ffmpeg -version

ffmpeg version N-31760-g84a6abd, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Aug  5 2011 00:03:34 with gcc 4.4.5
DS

 

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-01-2011

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements

I also came accross some videos in ogg format. Since the Sansa Fuze+ player don't know much about Theora and Vorbis, I needed to specify the codecs. These files were also in aspect ratio 4:3 so no need to pad.

Please find below the scripts for *.ogv files:

#! /bin/bash
# This is for Ogg Video (need to change codecs, Sansa don't know about Theora/Vorbis)
for file in *.ogv
do
    ffmpeg  -i "$file"  -s 320x240 -vcodec mpeg4 -acodec libfaac "out/$file.mp4"
    mv -- "$file" done
done

As before, I'm running Ubuntu, currently 10.10

Regards

Jeppe

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-01-2011

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements

[ Edited ]

Sometimes the fuze+ don't play the resulting mp4 container files properly. Using the avi container format is a nice workaround. Also I needed to change the audio codec to mp3, please see below.

#! /bin/bash
# This is for aspect ratio 16:9, sometimes the fuze+ player don't play mp4 files properly
# so I use .avi container instead with mp3 audio
for file in *.mp4
do
    ffmpeg  -i "$file"  -s 320x180 -vf pad=320:240:0:20 -vcodec mpeg4 -acodec libmp3lame "out/${file%%.*}.avi"
    mv -- "$file" done
done
read -p "Please press Enter to continue" yn

Best regards

Jeppe

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 398
Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements


halonachos117 wrote:The Fuze+ can NOT play MPEG-4 AVC video streams which use more than one reference frame. If you do have two or more reference frames, you must convert/reconvert the file, so that there is only one reference frame.


I take what I said back. IDK if I had just accidenly converted a bad video or if there was something Sandisk didn't mention in thier Firmware updates, but it seems that the Fuze+ can play as many as 7 reference frames, although the video does sometimes seem to freeze. Stop the video with the back button, then resume to fix this issue.

Tired of the Sansa Media Converter? Try Video4Fuze! It can create smaller videos than SMC, and is WAY more reliable!!!!

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-28-2012

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements

I have found the fuze+ works well with xvid avi and mp3 320 bitrate. FPS can be anything from 23.976 to 29.97. I've only done small files less than 100 megs.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-27-2008

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements

I just want to load photos not videos

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 5,822
Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements

[ Edited ]

Photos are a real treat in the Fuze+.

 

Several paths are open to you.  I use microSDHC cards, in a standard SD card adaptor, in my Nikon.  You guessed it!  Plop the card into the Fuze+, and the photos are available without conversion or special formatting.

 

The Sansa Media converter utility allows you to build collections of photos, rename them, and transfer to the Fuze's Photos folder automatically.

 

I have transferred video directly to the Fuze+ using Windows Media Player.   The videos play beautifully and are correctly formatted to the screen.  I would dare guess that Photos can be transferred from the Pictures folder in Wndows Media Player.  Better try that later, come to think of it.  I've been quite comfortable with the SMC, but I'll give WiMP a whirl.

 

Incidentally, navigating with the touchpad is great with the touch pad, easy to sweep about.

 

 

Bob  Smiley Tongue

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-24-2012

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements

Is there any converter or app or whatever that allows me to set even arbitrary bookmarks for videos? "Resume playing" even when it works, is not the same thing as a bookmark. And it seems like the fuze+ cannot "remember" more than one video resume-play point even if it works. I end up holding down the fast-forward touch-point and watching the vid speeded up for a long time to get to where I left off.

 

It's such a pain that I'd be glad to set up longer videoswith "bookmarks" every ten minutes or so prior to loading on the fuze+, just to avoid the frustration of fast forwarding every time. Is there a way to do that without breaking up the video into chunks? (I searched the board archives but found no mention of video bookmarking for the current firmware.)

 

For those interested in easy-to-use video converters:  I use Video4Fuze and have been almost aklways happy with the outcome. I can use DVDVideoSoft (freeware) to play youtube videos or convert other file formats, and the Internet Archive has a huge trove of public domain videos and movies in OGG and AVI formats. Here is a good place to start: http://archive.org/details/feature_films

 

 

Notes to Sansa: "Resume playing" is no good when you (a) use the sleep function; and (b) fall asleep for book, podcast, or video, before the exact moment the timer shuts off.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-05-2012

Re: Fuze+ Video Requirements

     I have the sansa fuse+ I was seriusly considering returning it because I couldnt get it to play videos.   I tried many different settings in handbrake and none worked for me.  video4fuse is set at the wrong resolution and I couldnt get it to work.  psp video9 didnt work for me eithier.  I couldnt figure out open video converter eithier.  But when I tried "Any Video Converter ULTIMATE"  I finnally got it to work!!!!!!!!!!!  Horay!!!!  with  Any Video Converter Ultimate, I selected "sansa fuse .mp4"  added my .avi video file and set the output to my fuse video folder. and I ran the conversion.  When it was finished an error message came up, but dont let that fool you.  in my folder was a new folder called sandisk sansa and in that folder was was 'my video'_mpeg4.aac,  'my video'_mpeg4.avi, 'my video'_mpeg4.m4v, 'my video'_mpeg4.mp4  all three video files were roughly the same size, and the aac file was much smaller  actually it was 0 since it was a silent video generated from a gif.  Okay I deleted the three extra files and just left the mp4, and it still works.  I would of never figured this out if it wasnt for this forum, and this thread.