e200 Basic Information

**Sansa e200

Latest Firmware: **

v1; 01.02.24a  , v2; 03.01.16a


General

  • Sansa e200: Users Guide
  • Product Number: SDMX4-8192-A70
  • Product type: Flash Player
  • Dimensions: 1.7" (width) x 3.5" (length) x .5" (height)
  • Weight: 2.6 oz
  • Key Features: Photo viewer, Video player, Audio player
  • PC interface(s) supported: Hi-Speed USB
  • Flash memory installed: 2, 4, or 8GB integrated
  • Software included: Sansa Media Converter

Display

  • Display Type: Color LCD 1.8"

Memory card/ Storage

  • Flash Memory Cards Supported: microSD & microSDHC*

Digital Player / Recorder

  • Digital audio standards: MP3, WMA, Audible**, Protected WMA (DRM)

Video

  • Video Playback Formats: .mov

Battery

  • Battery: Rechargeable
  • Battery Enclosure Type: internal / replaceable
  • Battery Life Details: lithium battery for 15 hours of audio or 5 hours of video*

Audio System

  • Sound output mode: Stereo

Cable(s) / Peripheral(s)

  • Cable(s) included: 1x 30 pin propietary to USB cable

Connections

  • Connector type:  1x Headphones Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1x USB

Microphone

  • Microphone type: Built-in

Headphones

  • Headphones type: Binaural Sound
  • Output mode: Stereo
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired

System Requirements

  • Peripheral / Interface devices: CD-ROM, USB port
  • Minimum Operating system: Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2

This device comes in 2 versions (how do I tell the difference?). Version 1 does NOT support SDHC natively, Version 2 does support SDHC.
Only Version 2 of these devices support audible.com content.
Music: Based on continuous playback at 128 kbps MP3; battery life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery is user replaceable.
**** Video: Based on continuous playback at QVGA 512kbps H.264

Message Edited by MrSmileyFace on 04-14-2008 08:14 AM

Message Edited by microsansa on 08-09-2009 11:20 AM

Message Edited by microsansa on 01-31-2010 10:00 AM

Moved to e200 sub forum

Please update the information about the actual firmware version,

what is the recent version for e2XXv2?

Is it 03.02.05H or 03.02.05I (Apr-2008)?

You mention the audio file formats, but you write

nothing about the proper mp3- or wma-standards, -

for example, are there restrictions for dynamic bit-rates?

Kind regards,

ellocco

@ellocco wrote:

Please update the information about the actual firmware version,

what is the recent version for e2XXv2?

Is it 03.02.05H or 03.02.05I (Apr-2008)?

 

You mention the audio file formats, but you write

nothing about the proper mp3- or wma-standards, -

for example, are there restrictions for dynamic bit-rates?

 

Kind regards,

 

ellocco

 

As of today, April 11, 2008, the latest firmware for the e200 V2 player is 03.01.16. It will have a suffix for the region. The 03.02.05H firmware you are asking about is not for the e200 but the c200 player.

 

To find info. on the file types, do a search in this forum. Search by “ID3”, “MP3”, “WMA”, etc. You will find a lot of information and quite a bit of personal preferences for bitrates and other details. There is a lot of information, more than will fit into the brief “Basic Information” positng. Maybe that is why it is limited to just basic information.

Hi Professor,

thank you for the information. I have problems with

drop outs, after upgrading the firmware from 3.01.14E

to 3.01.16E the situation is now quite good, but there

are still drop outs.

I wonder if the drop outs have something to do with

the variable bit rate.

What do you think? Have your heard about that problem

of drop outs?

Kind regards,

ellocco

Message Edited by ellocco on 04-12-2008 04:36 PM

Hi Mr Moose,

where did you get your information about the latest firmware version,

could it be that 3.01.18E is the latest? (state: Apr.2008)

See:

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13521

Kind regards,

Stefan 

@ellocco wrote:

Hi Mr Moose,

 

where did you get your information about the latest firmware version,

could it be that 3.01.18E is the latest? (state: Apr.2008)

 

See:

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13521

 

Kind regards,

 

Stefan 

 

There is another sticky in the begining of this forum that lists the latest firmware, you can check the Sandisk website, or you can check using the Sansa Firmware Updater. During release of new firmware one or the other of these sites may lag by a day or two. Eventually all three sites are updated to be in agreement.

 

The site in your link gives firmware for the V1 player, not the V2.

Thank you for clarification!

Regards, ellocco 

Updated to show changes.

Will be deleting all above post in order to keep this thread clean.

Please also update the information about

the bit-rates, which bit-rates are supported

and are there restrictions for dynamic bit-rates.

Regards,

Stefan 

@mrsmileyface wrote:

Updated to show changes.

 

Will be deleting all above post in order to keep this thread clean.

ellocco-

Please open a new thread instead of building on this one, so Mr. Smiley Face can clean it up.

Bob  :wink:

Message Edited by neutron_bob on 04-14-2008 11:57 AM

I’ve posted this before, but there is no response.

Two suggestions:

1.) 

Please use international units (SI-units) for lenght dimensions and weight,

this forum here seems to be international.

2.) 

Tell something about bit-rates and variable bit-rates for sound files.

Regards,

Stefan 

I will be sure to update the measurements to show both units of measurement.

In regarsd to bit-rates, the player supports bitrates at 128kbps and it is at this setting testing is done. If a user wants to use higher/lower bitrates, it is his/her discretion to do so.

If you want to get more specific, feel free to start a seperate thread to see what some of the users are currently using as bitrates.

Hello Mr Smiley Face,

you are kidding!

I’m interested what the official

bit-rates are.

128 kbit/s is really poor for mp3.

I have drop out problems and before

shipping the equipment back to the factory,

I want to know what the official bit-rates

are.

Especially, if I encode with variable

bit-rates. 

Is this the official version, that sansa

products are not compatible to variable

bit rates? 

I have copied your response and perhaps

I post it in other forums, if this is the

official information for bit-rates on the

sansa players.

Kind regards,

ellocco 

The e200 will support any bitrates from 64-320kbps; both wma or mp3.

I personally know that variable bitrates will work fine, but there is no “official” documentation on this. The only mention of bitrates that SanDisk has provided is the quality of tested mp3’s.

So if I have drop out problems,

you suggest encoding with

fixed bit-rates and see, if the

problem is still there.

So the official version is: Sansa e200v2

is not tested with variable bit-rates,

if it works, the customer can be happy.

That is really interesting information!

So, here is my request:

Include variable bit-rates into the next

firmware and publish the variable bit-rates

that are supported.

Kind regards,

ellocco 

If you would like to make a request, please do so in the “feature suggestions” thread. I would imagine if it got enough backing from the general public, it is more likely to happen.

I do not accept firmware request, as I am not involved with that process

P.S

This post and all its replies are going to be deleted shortly. Please be sure to create a new thread if a topic needs to be brought up.

If you would like to make a request, please do so in the "feature suggestions" thread. I would imagine if it got enough backing from the general public, it is more likely to happen.

 

I do not accept firmware request, as I am not involved with that process.

 

P.S

 

This post and all its replies are going to be deleted shortly. Please be sure to create a new thread if a topic needs to be brought up.

So please update the basic information

for sansa e200v2, the weight is not so

important in comparison  to the information

what bit-rates the player supports.

Regards,

Stefan 

Great guide. I just noticed one thing though. You messed up on the *'s. You put ** twice, so where the second ** (or right here: Battery Life Details: lithium battery for 15 hours of audio**) should be *** instead.