I was excited to buy an 8GB Sansa Fuze, especially to watch videos!! then I found out (seemingly) what a major hassle it is to convert videos for usage!! Arrgh!! I have several AVI and OGV videos which I wish to convert and view on my Fuze. They are AT LEAST 45 minutes long (if not 1-2 hours). Space on the Fuze is NOT an issue.
I have been trying the following procedure to get these movies on the Fuze to view:
Run AnyVideoConverter (by AnySoft) which is a free video converter program. The output is set to MP4 (which is what I understand the SMC requires.
I view the converted file to insure that it is intact and complete (the full length).
I run the SMC, taking THAT file as input (and will automatically output to the Fuze).
When I view the movie on the Fuze, it works ok, but is WAY SHORT! I only have maybe 1/4 of the full movie.
I should note that EVERYTIME I run the SMC, it FREEZES right after it writes out to the device.
Any help would be appreciated!!