09-01-2010 11:03 PM
I have the same problem as JK98 and I am using similar stop gap solutions for the short battery life of non-replaceable battery devices. A whole new battery charging market has been built because of the charging 'chore.' I could say I don't have a problem with the built-in poly battery either as I've spent $30 on chargers that fit into cig lighters, walls, and accept AA batteries. The lack of UL listing on the USB chargers is also no problem. I've only burned one fuze out so far by a bad charger. Newegg replaced both the charger and the fuze....In the mean time I used my $14 Coby 2g with a replaceable AAA battery. I don't have any problem with the short battery life...NOT
09-02-2010 04:11 AM
24 hour audio and 5 hour video playback is an acceptable amount and certainly not a dealbreaker for me. And the sub-hundred dollar price is great for this newest player with a larger screen and a very nice revamped design.
Along with all the other improvements, it would have been awesome for the fuze+ to have the same 35 hours audio and 7 hours video battery life that the View has.
09-02-2010 02:07 PM
This would really be awesome if it had wifi and a browser. I'd pay a lot more and accept thicker form factor too.
Still, this will probably be my next player.
Will it take divx and xvid avi files directly?
09-02-2010 03:11 PM
Below is copied from slotmonsta's post it does not mention xvid or divix so probably not supported.
The SMC is NOT required to convert videos for the Fuze+. Any video converter of your choice can be used. Here are the video file requirements for Fuze+
Video format for Fuze+
09-02-2010 05:04 PM
Hate to be a pooper here, but this device seems like a design combination of a Zen-ish build and a Zune-ish interface.
Despite all that . . . This thing looks good and I like it.
Here's my question. How stable is the firmware? This has been a never-ending issue with the original Fuze.
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09-02-2010 05:41 PM
Huh?!? Are you sure you don't mean the View? The Fuze has never had a firmware problem.
But just so you know, a firmware update (01.27.02) was just posted for the Fuze+ adding some refinements & fixing a few issues that didn't make it in before the product release date.
09-02-2010 05:57 PM
When comparing the Fuze+ to Fuze, which audio functions have been added? Has the play speed option for podcasts and audiobooks been improved? Have any audio enhancements for podcasts and audiobooks been added?
09-03-2010 12:21 AM
The Fuze+ is advertised to support MPEG-4 so xvid/divx shouldn't be a problem, not sure about .avi though
clipv1 1GB, clipv2 2GB, clip+ 4GB
fuzev1 4GB, fuzev2 8GB, c200v2 2GB
09-03-2010 01:32 AM
So with this "gapless playback" support - what are the conditions?
(I don't have a Clip+, but I'm sure I've seen people say that gapless support on the clip+ does NOT include MP3s)