My Wife and I have both been very happy Sansa Clip owners for quite some time. I recently decided that I needed an MP3 player upgrade – so that I could sychronize my ever growing iTunes library without having to “cherry pick” specific albums as I previously did with my Clip – and therefore purchased an 8Gb Sansa Fuze + 16Gb SanDisk memory card.
One of the primary reasons that I purchased the Fuze – over the newly released 8Gb Sansa Clip – was the fact that the Fuze is advertised as having the ability to "watch your favorite video clips**".**
After spending most of my free time this week fiddling with VLC, mencoder, DivX converter, ffmpeg, Quicktime, etc. – I’ve come to the conclusion that it is simply not possible to convert and/or encode videos compatible with the Sansa Fuze unless you use the proprietary Windows software provided by SanDisk (and even then it seems to be an iffy proposition at best).
-1- Can someone from SanDisk please inform me of the exact video specifications and suggested Macintosh OSX and/or Linux video encoders/converters that will produce Sansa Fuze compatible video?
-2- Can someone from SanDisk please inform me when the propsed Sansa Fuze firmware upgrade with relaxed video codec requirements is scheduled to be released (and is there a Beta available)?
Thanks in advance for your time and effort…