Sansafix- This one is directed to you. Correct me if I’m wrong:
The purpose of the database on the Fuze is twofold:
1. It provides a way to merge the content of both the external and internal memory into a seamless list
2. It provides a method of providing the Fuze with play order, etc.
As this database grows, it takes up an increasing amount of internal system memory of which there is a finite amount.
Now if the Fuze were to have a folder navigation mode, then effectively the database would be null.
Both the internal and external drives would be treated separately. Users would manually navigate to a folder on the selected drive and begin playback. Playback would be limited to any tracks or sub-folders within the selected folder. Play order would either be random (ie choose random track/folder and play) or track order (play first subfolder, then play in order as dictated by the file name.)
With such a system in place, then effectively the need for a database is moot. Thus with an effective folder navigation system, conceivably we would not need to worry about database size, and hopefully, if we put it into “folder-mode” we could also eliminate the updating system database message as well.