09-06-2011 01:46 PM
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:
I hope somebody else find this useful.
ffmpeg version N-31760-g84a6abd, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
09-22-2011 12:49 PM
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:
As before, I'm running Ubuntu, currently 10.10
10-04-2011 12:45 PM - edited 10-04-2011 12:59 PM
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.
11-21-2011 03:37 PM
Tired of the Sansa Media Converter? Try Video4Fuze! It can create smaller videos than SMC, and is WAY more reliable!!!!
02-12-2012 04:58 PM - edited 02-12-2012 05:00 PM
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.
03-24-2012 09:48 AM
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.
08-05-2012 02:58 PM
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.