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pfh
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

In case anyone else gets tripped up: when I first inserted my slotRadio card, I couldn't figure out how to make it work. There should be a big red slotRadio icon between Music and Videos; I'm not sure if it I just missed it, but I didn't see it until after I turned the player off-and-on while the card was inserted.
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

You didn't miss it.  There is no slotRadio icon there.  I don't see anything for slotRadio elsewhere either.  It would make more sense to me if the icon shows, but is grayed out if there isn't a slotRadio card inserted.
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

All - As FYI to access 8000 songs in MTP mode requires a reformat to resize the database.  The new firmware is compatible with the smaller Database if the number of songs is not an issue for you.

 

Enjoy,

 

SansaFix

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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

Can you just feel the groovy?  Thanks, Sansafix!

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

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mags1230 wrote:
You didn't miss it.  There is no slotRadio icon there.  I don't see anything for slotRadio elsewhere either.  It would make more sense to me if the icon shows, but is grayed out if there isn't a slotRadio card inserted.

 

well, that would be one way to do it, but that would also add uneccesary clutter to the interface, especially for people with no intention of ever using slotRadio.
Message Edited by kidthorazine on 04-08-2009 09:09 PM
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

Having the SlotRadio logo disappear unless an SR card mounted is best, the logic behind it is the same as the Rhapsody Channels function, that is invisible unless the device is authorized on a Rhapsody account.

 

Keeping the interface clean is the way to go.

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

Perhaps, but it would show the full range of features.  Not everyone has photos or use the radio either.  And it seems to me that sandisk wants to encourage more people to use slotRadio by adding it to the fuze.  And those who do want to use slotRadio would not have to spend an extra $99 for it.
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update


owmygroin wrote:
Not sure if this was discussed before earlier in another thread but didn't someone say that the firmware would do away with sansa media converter?

That was speculation based on some comments from Sansafix about not needing rockbox. It was never mentioned or confirmed only just guesses.


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techieq wrote:

Marvin_Martian

 

Unmounting a device on a mac is simialr on Windows. Anyways thanks for the help

Message Edited by techieq on 04-08-2009 08:25 PM

 

 

If you havent figured it out by about 1 pm est tomorrow Send me a PM. I will have access to a mac tomorrow @ school, and can test it out on my own player and see what happens.

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Replay Gain

I just received a refurbed 4GB blue Fuze from Newegg. I installed the new firmware and was elated to discover that Replay Gain had been added. This is huge! I feel Replay Gain is an absolute necessity if you want to use the Fuze for parties. Even in the car it's a great feature. Many thanks to the Sansa Firmware Gods for the new version with folder navigation, track info and especially for Replay Gain. 

 

For those not familiar with Replay Gain, it keeps the volume of different tracks level so that you don't need to keep adjusting the volume control as the playlist changes between loud and soft tracks. It does this without altering the file itself by scanning and writing the average track gain into the ID3 metadata. There is no loss of sound quality when using it. There is a slight reduction in maximum output volume when Replay Gain is turned on but the Pre-gain setting can be adjusted to compensate for this. I use Winamp to scan my files but Replay Gain has been incorporated into several other players as well. 

 

I also have a Rockboxed e260 and the only thing I find lacking on the Fuze is crossfading capability (I use delays only, no fades).  Still, I am quite impressed with this firmware version and the Fuze in general. My FLAC files sound incredible on this little player.