Received my Sansa Fuze 8GB last week and slotted a 16GB card in. I upgraded the firmware straight away and I’m using Ogg for all my music files, and everything works well, apart from a couple of niggles.
I’m getting “clicks” between tracks - I can’t decide whether these are from the end of the file being played or the start of the new song.
When I hit play after turning the Fuze on I don’t get a click, so I guess it could be at the end of the file.
If I play songs on my PC (Cool Edit Pro) from the folder on the Fuze I hear no clicks at the beginning or the end of the song. So I assume that the Fuze is generating them somehow.
I also notice that there seems to be a fade in at the start of songs with the Fuze. Normally this doesn’t matter, but a couple of files have the music right at the beginning of the file (0.035 seconds!) and these seem to fade in - it’s only around 0.1 second of fade in, but is noticeable.
With gapless playback, all these problems (hopefully) will be solved, at least for flac and ogg as the song lengths are identical, unlike mp3s.
I make the big assumption that the “easy” way to do gapless playback is to create a small buffer (10MB), dump the files in there and then play everything from the buffer. I have a Squeezebox and I believe that’s how they do it.
I understand from perusing the forums that gapless playback for flac and ogg is being looked at, but would appreciate your comments on the clicks between tracks and the fast fade in that I hear on some songs.