I’m just getting my self set up on my new 2GB Sansa Fuze + 8GB uSD card…
My music listening style consists of an ~1800 song playlist, and I’m determined to make this work on the Sansa.
I’ve read through all the posts on the forum here, and have successfully created very large playlists in both the .pla and .m3u formats.
These large playlists do indeed play on the Fuze, with one major exception: they will only cycle through the first 1000 songs in the list. (The NowPlaying display shows 1/1000, 2/1000, etc, and sure enough, after 1000/1000, it cycles back to 1/1000)
I’ve verified that the rest of the songs are indeed in the playlist by grabbing the source files (.pla .pla.refs, .m3u) right off the Fuze in MSC mode - the files beyond 1000 are actually in there. It appears that the firmware just reads the first 1000 in, and then ignores the rest. (BTW, I made a 950 song .m3u playlist, and that worked 100% - so the comment I’d seen in one thread about a 32K playlist file size limit is debunked…)
I believe that I am using the latest firmware - 2.02.26A.
Can anyone either confirm the 1000 song limit, or point out another method to create a 1000+ song playlist that the Fuze will play?