01-21-2010 03:04 PM
I'm rather pleased with this release, replaygain is back!
Runs stable too (for me)
Pitty about the european law "enhancement" as there is no way to (decently) power an external device. Should be an option in the menu I would think.(There is a way around this as described above)
01-23-2010 07:58 AM
I found something that was not included in enhancements or bugs fixed. I had the art display in lists off, because it would slow everything down. If you stopped at all while scrolling, you couldn't go anywhere until the little picture loaded. It wasn't long, but it was annoying. When I updated it, this was fixed. You can scroll faster through the video list and the albums list. I say thanks.
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01-25-2010 08:23 AM
This firmware update doesn't have anything to do with video converting. Please peruse the already exisitng threads on the subject or start a new one, maybe in the Sansa Media Converter board where it should be.
01-25-2010 11:21 AM
Here here. I second this. Amen.
In particular, I'd like the Fuze to NOT read the entire contents of an inserted expansion card when only the internal memory's contents have been modified. A 16GB microSDHC card containing ~3000 songs takes a long time to read.
I'm not a firmware guy so I don't know if this is possible (look for something like a "dirty flag" on the card?), but it seemed to me that the Sansa Connect didn't do this.
01-25-2010 01:11 PM
That will never happen PP. The Fuze has no way at all of knowing if the card you insert is A) a different card B) the same card with new music on it C) The same card missing some music.
It is just not possible to NOT do a refresh on a card insert.
4GB Red Fuze/16GB Card
01-25-2010 01:19 PM
I didn't say anything about a card insert. I'm talking about having the same card in the player, and simply modifying the contents of the internal memory.
01-25-2010 11:22 PM
A 'dirty flag' for the entire storage (internal or external) might be possible.And in a lot of cases it could help.
But it might not - depending on how you access your Fuze, you might find the filemanager you use to look at the content drops invisible little desktop.ini files all over the place to tell it how to display the folder next time you visit it...
Sadly, even some *nix filemanagers have started doing this nonsense BY DEFAULT! Yes KDE Dolphin, I'm looking at you, you PoC!!
01-26-2010 05:14 AM - edited 01-26-2010 06:04 AM
I've only used Windows Explorer for modifying internal memory, and this occurs without actually looking at the expansion card, only the internal memory.
Also, if I DO use Windows Explorer to look at the expansion card, but don't actually modify the contents of internal memory, no database refresh is done.
This happens in both MSC and MTP modes.
By the way, the Sansa Connect handles this beautifully. When you connect it to your PC, it creates an MTP connection but leaves the Connect menu available for playing songs, etc. One of the menus shows the counts of playlists, artists, albums and songs on the player. When you copy a song to the player (either to the internal memory or the expansion card), you see the counts increase as expected ... in other words, it refreshes its database WHILE you're syncing media to it. When you detach the player, it doesn't do a database refresh at all, regardless of whehter you updated the internal memory or the expansion card.
Unfortunately the Connect's firmware was developed by Zing (now owned by Dell), not SanDisk, so I know they can't lift this bit of the firmware and transfer it to the Fuze ... but it does prove that it's possible.
Message Edited by PromisedPlanet on 01-26-2010 09:04 AM