I have recently bought the 8gb version of the Fuze (I previously had the iRiver Clix2 8gb), and after updating the firmware (and getting my ID3 tags to work properly) I am very happy with the fuze.
However, there are two things, that should be very simple to fix, but would really improve the firmware quite a bit - and these suggestions are nothing fancy, like gapless playback or something like that :P.
Ignore “The” (and possibly “A” ) at the beginning of Album, Track, and Artist names. I have so many songs/albums/artists beginning with “The” and they are all grouped together - and sometimes I forget if there is a “The” at the beginning or not (easy to forget a “the” ), and if this “the” was ignored, I would not have such a problem finding the right artist/album/song or whatever. Many players already do this (my clix for example).
Increase the size of the GoList. Simple. 200 is tiny IMHO. Almost always, I am shuffling, and I like to be able to shuffle as many artists at once, so that I get a greater variety of artists playing. Of course 200 songs would take a long time to get through if I listen to them one by one, but say I had 199 songs from one artist, and 50 from the other, I would only be hearing songs from one artist with the current limit of 200 on the GoList (that’s boring to me - lol I get bored of cereals after just one box), plus one extra song that I would be unlikely to hear. That is an extreme case, which I have exaggerated - but as the GoList is so short, I can’t even shuffle between two genres!! With the clix, I could easily shuffle between as many artists/genres as I wanted, by adding to the GoList equivalent or by adding to the “now playing” queue.
If it is unreasonable to extend the size of the GoList for memory reasons or whatever, I know the Fuze is capable of playing/shuffling more than 200 songs in a row by playing all songs in one genre for example, so why not have a “now playing” queue, which you can add to. So after switching off, your “now playing” list will be lost, but at least I won’t have the 200 songs limit.
Message Edited by Xanikseo on 07-13-2009 11:48 PM