Clip Zip Feedback and Feature Request Thread

I would like an e-ink or monochrome old style low power lcd display that is on the whole time the player is on . I hate these colorful displays that need to be off most of the time to conserve power. A digital watch can have its display on constantly for years with a tiny button battery. With an mp3 player, just having the display on while the player is on is enough.

@jk98 wrote:

I would like an e-ink or monochrome old style low power lcd display that is on the whole time the player is now. I hate these colorful displays that need to be off most of the time to conserve power. A digital watch can have its display on constantly for year with a tiny button battery. With an mp3 player, just having the display on while the player is on is enough.

E-ink is an interesting idea, although I’ve never seen it on a truly small screen lik a DAP. I just pulled out my Nook Simple Touch e-reader, which has such a screen…I last charged it fully on the first of this month, and it has been powered on the entire time…and the battery display reads 80% still. It’s been inactive, showing the screen savers,  for the last two weeks, as I had finished the book I was reading…but still, 20% battery use in 18 days is not too shabby.

Just with more battery life and micro SDXC support, keeping the same sound quality it will be the best player in the world. I only listen to lossless files these days

just got my new little Sansa toy.  Very nice!  I was excited to see that the quick start guide referred to an option to “Set audio chimes” under the sport section, but then that doesn’t actually appear to be the case.  That would be really handy for marking off start and stop times for interval workouts.  I’d prefer not to have to spend ages setting up timed playlists, and a simple time marker would be great.

The display has been on constantly for 18 days, and not that much battery usage? Wow. Why can’t we get mp3 players like that? I would settle for the display just being on while the player is on. I hate it when I want to watch the screen and it turns off.

Please fix ReplayGain on non-MP3 formats. While ReplayGain appears to work more or less for MP3s, from my tests (using Ogg Vorbis files tagged with the current version of VorbisGain) track ReplayGain mode appears to not work at all (no volume change occurs on files with track ReplayGain and the player set to track mode), and album ReplayGain mode doesn’t work right (album ReplayGain mode actually increases the volume for loud tracks with negative album ReplayGain and decreases the volume of quiet tracks with positive album ReplayGain).

And in the mean time (or if you aren’t going to fix it) please change your documentation and knowledge base to indicate that the Clip Zip does not support ReplayGain with Ogg files. That would have been very helpful to know before I ripped a substantial portion of my CD collection to Ogg with ReplayGain (it would have been better to use MP3,or do normalization rather than ReplayGain).

No, I take that back. The bug with ReplayGain is entirely different than I thought. In fact ReplayGain DOES work with Ogg Vorbis files. Upon further investigation I discovered that in fact the bug is with the UI, such that the ReplayGain setting lags from what is displayed in the settings. E.g. when you change it what actually gets applied to songs is the PREVIOUS ReplayGain setting (there appear to also be some events that cause it to be updated, but I haven’t thoroughly investigated that yet).

…a «feature» I know from the Clip+ as well. Therefore my wish to SanDisk: Please fix that! Thanks in advance!

@junai_rnr wrote:

Just with more battery life and micro SDXC support, keeping the same sound quality it will be the best player in the world. I only listen to lossless files these days

I subscribe everything. A battery life longer than the now  ~4 hours (shuffle mode, custom EQ) would be great, and so far my attempts to make a 64 GB SDXC card work have been fruitless, despite some vague positive reports on this forum. But I really like the Zip’s fine and smooth sound, actually prefer it to the Clip+'s «crisp» characteristic.

Please add supports for Unicode characters. My song only have Vietnamese titles, which kind of very similar to English, but some characters are still displayed as squares. Titles like that:

Đám cưới chuột

Gạt tàn đầy

Is there a way to have the player recognize variances in playback volume (gain?) so that those levels don’t have to be individually adjusted for each song in the playlist?

ReplayGain.

@marvin_martian wrote:

ReplayGain.

Or MP3Gain

Hi,

I love my Clip Zip! I bought it to wear while I’m exercising, and so I would appreciate it if you changed the Sport timer to a repeating interval timer a la Gymboss.

Please! Please! Please!

Given all the amazing stuff this tiny bundle of joy does, it seems like a relatively small request, something that would greatly increase the value for trainers. I’d rather be able to use my Clip Zip than buy another gadget.

While I’m at it, if I were to make a big ask, it would be for bluetooth or some other type of wireless connectivity. I hate all these **bleep** cords! That would be for the deluxe model.

Also, it seems like it would be easier to include no headphones rather than those horribly uncomfortable cheapos included with the Clip Zip. I think you actually lessen the value of your product when you do stuff like that.

Wow, didn’t know I had such strong opinions (phew!).

I actually did search for interval timer to see if it was asked, but it didn’t come up (surprisingly) - trying not to repeat an ask.

Thanks,

Charlie

Hello,

A lot of the issues I am having with the player revolves around the length of time it takes to refresh the playlist.  I use the clip zip for when I exercise and it’s really a pain in the butt that I have to wait 25+ minutes everytime I disconnect it from the computer  (regardless of whether I transfered files or not and regardless of the USB mode).  Another problem is the battery is already 20-25% depleted after the refresh.

Anyway I have a few ideas that may help:  Not sure if any of these features were requested already, but it would be great if any of the following can be implemented:

1.  Dim screen while “refreshing media” to conserve battery.

2.  Allow music to play while “refreshing media”.

  1. Perform media refresh while it is still connected to the PC rather than when it is disconnected.

4.  Option to remove ID3 tag indexing or select what categories get indexed (e.g… only artist and track title)

Thank you,

Joseph

@joecar10 wrote:

 

Allow music to play while “refreshing media”.

Rockbox allows this.  http://www.rockbox.org/.

Displaying album art already one level higher, i.e. in album menu

 

When choosing an album from an artist among several albums I’d like to have the album art already be displayed “one level higher”. Scrolling down the album list should change the album art accordingly (if it exists).

 

This would be very useful for me because I orientate myself in my mp3 collection more visually than textually. Now, album art is displayed not until the track menu is displayed. Displaying the album cover on the parent level would correspond whith choosing a CD in my shelf.

 

Thorsten 

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@thor wrote:

Displaying album art already one level higher, i.e. in album menu

 

When choosing an album from an artist among several albums I’d like to have the album art already be displayed “one level higher”. Scrolling down the album list should change the album art accordingly (if it exists).

 

This would be very useful for me because I orientate myself in my mp3 collection more visually than textually. Now, album art is displayed not until the track menu is displayed. Displaying the album cover on the parent level would correspond whith choosing a CD in my shelf.

 

This is a user-selectable option on the older (original) Fuze which has a larger screen. Even with the extra real estate however, the album art is so small it’s virtually useless. With the Zip’s screen being less than half the size of the Fuze’s, I doubt you will ever see this incorporated on a player of this size.

For that matter, it’s unlikely you will ever see another new mp3 player (or any firmware updates for the current ones) from SanDisk. It seems they have moved on to other things.

Amen!!  I’ve been using the Sansa Fuze and Clip for years, mostly for audio books, which are very condensed when downloaded from online digital libraries.  With my new Zip, it’s very difficult to find my place in a book again when I switch to listening to the radio or to music, without having a numerical “bookmark”.  Please bring back the timed readout!

Hi.

I like the Sansa Clip Zip very much, but there are still some features missing, like:

  1. Stop playing music when the earphones are disconnected. - I’d really love to have this feature, but I think that it depends on the physical 3.5 jack inner connector, whether it has the connection detector or not…

  2. Do not let to play music when the phones aren’t connected (pretty same thing as the 1st feature).

  3. Can use the player (listen to music) while charging.

  4. Have access to the menu and “refresh the library” when connected to pc.

Thanks!