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PromisedPlanet
Posts: 1,669
Registered: ‎10-07-2007
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information


tifosi wrote:

Will the fuze support audible bookmarking?

 

Will the fuze support long-format audio (e.g mp3) bookmarking.

 

None of the above would be a serious oversight and disappointment after the slating of the view's current firmware.

 

S


 

Watch the video on this page:

 

http://www.gearlog.com/2008/03/video_handson_with_the_sandisk.php

 

I think the Sandisk employee mentions bookmarking on the Fuze.

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tifosi
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Registered: ‎02-07-2008
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information

Thanks

 

Doesn't really answer the question definitively. They said the view had bookmarking, but that was really the resume feature, which is crude & inefective and not really bookmarking...

 

If it has the same bookmarking type as video (centre press & resume/start) then fine. If not then it's bad news if it's competing with the ipod nano (ipod formware 1.2 has bookmarking).

 

Maybe sansa can produce a definitive feature list.

 

S

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PromisedPlanet
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information

I don't use audiobooks so I don't understand what's considered to be a full bookmarking implementation.  This article:

 

http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/03/hands-on-with-t.html

 

says "Sandisk's whole line of MP3 players now supports audiobook bookmarking and can treat non-Audible files as audiobooks."  I believe you before I believe Wired, though.  :smileywink:

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VisualKeiLover
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Registered: ‎03-14-2008
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information

So it works with Macs?  Granted only in MSC mode but that makes me very happy, being a Mac owner myself. :robotvery-happy:
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sansafix
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information

[ Edited ]

The Fuze will remember your place in an Audible, Overdrive , Netlibrary or other Audiobook.  It will also remember the position in a podcast.

 

You can choose to resume the content or restart it.

 

The content must either

 

1)  be placed in the Audiobooks or Podcast folders

2)  Have its ID3 tag genre set to Audiobook or Podcast.

 

 

Audible content resumes as it has done in the past as well. 

 

Message Edited by sansafix on 03-14-2008 12:08 PM
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locona
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Registered: ‎03-14-2008
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information

Does the menu include a sleep timer and the ability to add entire genre/album/artist to "on the go" playlist?

 

LOCOna 

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tifosi
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information

promisedplanet

The article is wrong, not all sansa mp3's have bookmarking. The view does NOT. It has the resume feature, which is NOT bookmarking.

 

For it to have true bookmarking then the centre button press, certainly in the view, should be replaced with an exit from the audible (or long/voice audio file) to file list, as in video, instead of currently going to eq, which for an voice audio file is irrelevent.

The videos & feature list I've seen so far don't show this.

 

Th UI is neater than the view. I hope that the next firmware update for the view will replace the UI totally with the one on the fuze. PLEASE!!

 

Sansafix, you said 'You can choose to resume the content or restart it'.

Is this like for video files with the popup overlay?

Does the centre button exit an audiobook/podcast file as it should, and so bookmarks?

If so I'll be first in line!!

 

Thanks

S

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sansafix
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Registered: ‎10-24-2007
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information

The pop up is similar to video,  it prompts you to resue or restart.

 

Center button cycles thru album art.

 

If you are listening to a book and then navigate to another content and start it,  then come back to the original book you will get the popup.  It will remember your place in the Audiobook content.  So to set a bookmark just ff/rew / to the content where you wish to place the mark, pause, then select other content.

 

 

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Twistedaura
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Registered: ‎10-31-2007
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information

Just to clarify, the Fuze's Audiobooks folder acts different then previous players. In previous players only .AA files could be put in the Audiobook (Audible) folder. With the Fuze, any file .AA or otherwise (as long as it's music) can be placed in the Audiobook folder and show up in the Audiobook section of the Fuze's user interface. No longer will you have non .AA Audiobooks showing up in the music folder. Simply drag and drop your .wma, .AA or .mp3 Audiobook into the Audiobooks folder and it will show in the Audiobooks folder in the player's GUI.

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neutron_bob
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Registered: ‎12-26-2007
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Re: Sansa Fuze General Information

The audiobook notation will have to be edited into the ID3 tag, or the file will have to be dragged into the proper folder, if I understand it correctly.  Otherwise, all the eggs will be in one music basket.  Editing the tag is easily done in MediaMonkey, WiMP, Rhapsody, or many others.

 

Bob :smileyhappy: