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Registered: ‎12-26-2007

Re: Sansa Fuze+


j_r_milne wrote:

Question: I currently have a Fuse.  I currently have an Altec Lansing docking station for it.  Will any of the Fuse+ models still work in this docking station?  Thank you.


With the Altec Lansing 1M413, you will have tlo use the headphone jack on the Fuze+, and turn the volume up on the device.  Use a standard 3.5 mm audio cable, plugged in to the AUX IN jack on the back of the iM413.

 

Select AUX via the Source control.  You will only have volume function on the remote, and the Sansa will be running on its internal battery.

 

Unfortunately, the Fuze+  does not have a docking connection.  The upside?  The Altec Lansing will amplify the audio of the Fuze+ / Clip / Clip+ via the headphone connection.

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Gapless Playback


coreying wrote:

So with this "gapless playback" support - what are the conditions?

i.e. Will it work with my LAME encoded MP3's which playback gapless on my Rockbox enabled iRiver H140 and Winamp etc?

(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)


I don't know about that, gapless is clean on the Clip+ using basic MP3s ripped using Windows Media Player, and the LAME encoded test tracks I've loaded.  FLAC is also very clean in the transitions, without any stutters or pops.  There was quite a bit of splitting hairs going on a while back.  It was reminiscent of the battle between the taste of Coke versus Pepsi, in retrospect, as some expressed concern over the concept of "true" gapless.

 

With a firmware revision, the transition has become quite acceptably smooth on the wee Clip.  I'm confident you'll like it.

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Sansa Fuze+


funm4n wrote:
drlucky wrote:

Below is copied from slotmonsta's post it does not mention xvid or divix so probably not supported.  

 

The Fuze+ is advertised to support MPEG-4 so xvid/divx shouldn't be a problem, not sure about .avi though


DivX support was integrated in 2008, if I recall correctly.  Conversely, Xvid (open source) should fall into line depending upon your source codec in conversion.  Search via Google (it doesn't appear via "news", oddly), and you'll see that there are several articles on the Sansa / DivX issue.

 

Essentially, h.264 and MPEG-4 fall into that compatibility equation.  I'm looking forward to doing some "crunching" with video preparation for the Fuze+.  As long as the final video falls into the resolution / bit rate / codec specification as listed, we should have happy video!

 

Bob  Smiley Tongue

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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Gapless Playback

 


coreying wrote:

So with this "gapless playback" support - what are the conditions?

i.e. Will it work with my LAME encoded MP3's which playback gapless on my Rockbox enabled iRiver H140 and Winamp etc?

(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)


 

With the Clip+, the "gapless" is very close, but not quite perfect. Going through a variety of LAME mp3 albums of mine, there were a couple albums that were perfectly seamless in their track transitions, and a couple albums where sometimes there would be a very faint click that you would hear. Most people might not even hear it.....but if you are used to  Rockbox-type seamlessness, the Clip+ isn't quite there. 

 

As far as the Fuze+, who knows?

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Registered: ‎09-03-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

Thanks Bob

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-03-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

One feature I'm curious about...

 

While the Fuze+ is playing music can I add an album (or song) to the playing queue, so that new album being added will play after the last item in the queue?

 

BTW, I haven't used a Sandisk player before.

 

Thanks,

 

Jay

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Registered: ‎02-05-2009

Re: Sansa Fuze+

What is the maximum number of songs that can be in the GoList?  Is it still 200?  And can we make more than one GoList?

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-25-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+

So glad to see that Sansa has finally upgraded the User Interface. I was shopping around for a new players with some better video playback compared to my Fuze. Some people recommended the ZuneHD and CowonS9 but I would rather pick this up instead. 

 

Although you gotta wonder, would it be wise to give it a few months before buying new? Cause as anyone knows, sometimes the first batch of new products always encounter some problems before everything is fixed right by the company. 

 

Cheers!

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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+

 


Cibernetico wrote:

 

Although you gotta wonder, would it be wise to give it a few months before buying new? Cause as anyone knows, sometimes the first batch of new products always encounter some problems before everything is fixed right by the company. 

 


 

The good thing about SanDisk is they are very responsive and issue firmware updates on a regular basis. In fact, there is already one out for the Fuze+ that fixes a few things that didn't make it in before the product release date.

 

Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.27.02

 

Interestingly enough, this firmware update made it out before the User's Guide. Smiley Surprised

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Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+

"would it be wise to give it a few months before buying new"

 

I suggest you wait just a few weeks, and not a few months. If there are glitches, they are most likely to be software issues which will be fixed with a firmware update. The reason to wait a few weeks is for the players to be in plentiful supply at many retailers and to be suitably discounted. While there is still a small supply of players available, you can't fault a retailer for insisting on full price(since he knows he can get it easily enough).

 When the 4 GB Clip+ first came out for example, those who had it sold it at $50, which was full suggested retail. A few weeks later, some retailers were selling it for as low as $40. If you really want it now and don't mind paying a little extra to get it immediately, then go for it now.