01-27-2010 07:03 PM
Before I say this, I don't really know anything about programming (except, ironically, a little BASIC).
Would it be possible for it to refresh only the parts that have changed?
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01-27-2010 08:52 PM
Interesting theory, except what happens if a card is removed, modified externally, then reinserted? What if the Fuze creates a list of files, as well as any other relevant data, including the date that the file was modified, and ID3 data (maybe some kind of *.ini file?), and quickly add/remove/mod data while it scans. Then, it could *hopefully* just perform a basic scan. My idea is that it will look for the date of the last modification while it scans current files, and not updating information that may have changed. Also, what if Sandisk adds a *complete manual refresh* button, just in case something weird happens.
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01-27-2010 09:56 PM
Interesting. If the card has had anything written to, or removed from (which is actually a rewrite), the card, there's going to be a change in the file allocation table / directory table. We could use a checksum method, comparing the log generated by the Sansa with the tables on the card.
01-28-2010 06:04 AM
Another technique might be for the Fuze to retain a config file for every card inserted. Most users will only have a handful of cards so the amount of data wouldn't be huge and it wouldn't be hard to add some user settings to aid in managing cards.
01-28-2010 06:19 AM
01-28-2010 07:52 AM - edited 01-28-2010 07:53 AM
still no gapless, shame really, looks like I will giving rockbox a go. Also I have noticed that the 'high' option has been removed for European locations. I saw that the volume in normal has been reduced but there was no mention of removing the high/loud option, I have just selected 'rest of the world' option as a location to get it back. (USA had the horrible slotradio icon!)
I can't see us getting another update for a long time if at all.
Message Edited by s4vva on 01-28-2010 07:53 AM
01-28-2010 08:27 AM
Doesn't Rockbox have a background refresh function? Or does this not work on the implementation of Rockbox for the Fuze?