Fuze+ Feedback and Feature Request Thread

Please, please, please give us the ability to browse and play by folders. That way you can organize your music however you want without having to go in and actually re-tag your songs. Ideally, you should be able to play the content of any folder and all its subfolders. Thus, you could play everything contained within your Mellow Music folder, or decide to get more specific, open your jazz subfolder and play only it (and any subfolders *it* has). If you wanted to be truly amazing, you could allow shortcuts to other folders / songs to effectively draw them into multiple places. Thus, a Conan the Barbarian subfolder could go in your Soundtrack folder, and you could put a shortcut to it in your Action Music folder (so that anytime you played action music, Conan would get included too). I often run into songs that I feel belong in multiple places, and this would be one way of addressing the problem.

With past mp3 players, I have frequently had problems with songs having vastly different volumes (I’ve not run into this yet with my Fuze+ because I just got it, but unless it has some awesomeness that I don’t know about, it’ll have the problem too). I’ve always thought that being able to tag a song as being quiet or loud would be very helpful. The Fuze+ would then adjust the volume at which it played the song by maybe 30% in the appropriate direction. That way I wouldn’t strain to hear one song and get my eardrums blown out by another. You could put the quiet/loud/normal toggle in the music option menu you get when you click on a song (maybe put it right above Delete Song?).

@nameyname wrote:

 

With past mp3 players, I have frequently had problems with songs having vastly different volumes (I’ve not run into this yet with my Fuze+ because I just got it, but unless it has some awesomeness that I don’t know about, it’ll have the problem too). I’ve always thought that being able to tag a song as being quiet or loud would be very helpful. The Fuze+ would then adjust the volume at which it played the song by maybe 30% in the appropriate direction. That way I wouldn’t strain to hear one song and get my eardrums blown out by another. You could put the quiet/loud/normal toggle in the music option menu you get when you click on a song (maybe put it right above Delete Song?).

You can level out the volume with either ReplayGain or MP3Gain.

>You can level out the volume with either ReplayGain or MP3Gain.

Sweet. Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to look into it.

You want to look into replay gain. foobar2000 can take care of it for you

foobar2000 can also do replaygain

Be aware of raplay gain encoding with foobar2K which is UTF-16 but Fuze+ can read only ISO-8859-1 (aka Latin1) AFAIK, see http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Fuze/Replay-gain-and-mp3/td-p/227112 http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=87794

@pdumas7 wrote:

Please sort Audiobook files by File name and not title, or make it an option under setup.  Being able to sort by file # would sometimes come in handy but many books do not have this info.   I would still display the file title or also make it optional to display Name or title.

 

This issue was raised in another request.

I’ve just ran into this problem, and I can’t use this **bleep** device for listening to my audiobook because it doesn’t sort files by their names. As someone has suggested, a current workaround is to put audiobook files into the music folder as the files are sorted by their file names there. This area must have been developed by smarter programmers.

When will this feature be implemented?

all you need to do is edit the id3 tag of the files. for artist put the auther or name of the book, for track name put chapter 01 chapter 02 etc, and in the track feild put 01, 02 etc. it will then sort it correctly. if no id3 tag metadata is present it will sort by file name. 

How long do you think it would take to do this for the Old Testament?  There are only 929 files. 

@pdumas7 wrote:

How long do you think it would take to do this for the Old Testament?  There are only 929 files. 

With MP3Tag, maybe 15 minutes.

How about making it possible to have playlists!

@tapeworm wrote:


@pdumas7 wrote:

How long do you think it would take to do this for the Old Testament?  There are only 929 files. 


With MP3Tag, maybe 15 minutes.

I downloaded the free software.  It tried to slip in other software.  I got a message that Google blocked changes to my search something…  This download was smarter than Google.  Bing  is my new home page.  I can change that back.  It may be a couple of days to see what MacAfee was not able to block.  I would recommend making a restore point before download free software.  I think I will wait for the Sandisk update.

For the most part the Old Testament plays in the music section as well as most books play in the podcast section.  If  you can remember which chapter you were in, or see it in the top 10, you can resume exactly where you left off.  The one thing you can not do is play it at a higher speed,

I overcame some of my frustrations by buying second unit.  When the Fuse+ gets to be as smart as the Fuse, I will give one of my units away as a gift.  Hopefully a Christmas present. 

Did you get it at the official MP3Tag website?

It does not dowload or install any other software/spyware/programs, etc. nor change your browser’s home page settings.

I’ve had my Fuze+ for 2 weeks, after my ipod classic’s battery wouldn’t charge.  I MISS MY IPOD!!!

When a SD memory card is in, the Fuze takes a long time to power up.

The touch interface is frustrating, and I’ve just about given up on listening to audio books, due to the over-sensitive touch interface sometimes skips to the next file when restarting.

I’ve been considering selling the Fuze+ and including the 8gb SD card that I had before I bought the Fuze+, hoping to get what I paid for it in resale.

@tapeworm wrote:

Did you get it at the official MP3Tag website?

 

It does not dowload or install any other software/spyware/programs, etc. nor change your browser’s home page settings.

I tried it again from the site you suggested.  I used Apple Safari to download the software.  This time I was asked if I wanted to have my browser home page changed. I answered no, but it changed it to Bing in Internet Explorer anyway.   Someone has to pay for this free software.  I am not a fan of bing.

Moving beyond the download–the splash page for starting this software say you can add a file or add an entire folder by clicking on the add folder,  I was not able to add folders.  What I was able to do from the add file option was make a new folder.  It seems the person who made the starting page was not the one that wrote the software.  Adding one file at a time is not worth the ability to put this a few very large books and magazines in the correct folder in my Fuse+ so I can play them fast,

I am glad you found something that works for you.  Maybe this works in Window 7.  I am running Vista 64-bit.

Sorry mate, but when I use the fantastically useful MP3Tag software, it WORKS, it doesn’t install spyware, extra programs whatever, it doesn’t change my homepage on any browser, and there is no splash screen to create folders. You just have to add a directory to your music, edit the tags, save and then close the program. I’m sorry, but it’s really not that hard. 

Dear Slimmyshady  and Tapeworm,

Thanks for your patience.  I have found the site that I think the two of you were using.  This time, it did not change my home page.  I was setting up a test and looked in my second play for reference before making my first conversion.  But low and behold every thing I had ever asked for in a sorting way was already done.    Let me explain.

I had the New Testament in the music section of my second Fuse+.  I moved it to the Podcast section.  I played it.  It started with Matthew chapter one.  It shows the file name–not the title.  I was amazed.

I had move this file to my player using Windows Media Player.  I had found that more album art, not all, is displayed better when books are transferred via Windows Media Player and then moved to the Podcast section to a file I created and named audio books.  They still show Podcasts but just organized to my liking when viewed via Explore.  

I know I tried moving a magazine into this same player using Windows Explore.  The files were sorted by title.   I moved the same magazines  in the player and it played OK as music. I think when you move it in the player, the player does the sorting and formatting. To confirm what I thought, I copied The New Testament to my #1 player via Explore and played it.  The first book is 1 Corinthians 1,  The second is 1 Corinthians 10.  The third was  1 Cor 11.

I moved some of my files to the Audiobook section that was created in the firmware upgrade.  In the past, books in this file were all scrambles (sorted alphabetically with no book integrity.) .  Now they stay together in a reasonable  order.  What is not good is that all of the files are in one folder.  This is not as dumb as I thought, but I think I will stick with books in the Podcast section.

The short answer to our problem is to add files via Window Media Player and Move them to the Podcast section.  No need for MP3tag v2.48.  This should have been in the manual. 

Again thanks for patience.  I would not know what I do today without your patience and persistence.

@tapeworm wrote:


@pdumas7 wrote:

How long do you think it would take to do this for the Old Testament?  There are only 929 files. 


With MP3Tag, maybe 15 minutes.

Actually, if they are alphabetically in the right order, more like 30 seconds. Sort on path (if they are in different directories, like cd1 cd2 etc) and then click the little toolbar button that has 1 2 on it. It automatically numbers them all. Next you can derive titles from the filenames, add author and title to all at once by selecting them all, and then paste them all in one directory. The cd1 etc is only relevant if you ever want to burn it to cd again, and why would you? If you do, just keep the dir structure.

Hello

I just bought the fuse +

  

> I have 3 comments and requests to otherwise improve the préséléection FM stations.

1 - you can not choose the place of the station from the list. The station is always added after the last setting memory. The choice of number

2 - can not delete unused inputs screening (if I have 10 presets, it displays the 40 possible with 30 obviously empty, but selectable …)

3 - If you choose a station from the shortlist, you must validate to listen to each time is quite annoying when you want to ‘zap’ … (on your tv, if you select a channel, it is visible immediately, no need to press a button ‘ok’. to see …).

These three improvements would make the perfect radio part about this product …

Thanks

Regards

Hello
I just bought the fuse +  > I have 3 comments and requests to otherwise improve the préséléection FM stations.1 - you can not choose the place of the station from the list. The station is always added after the last setting memory. The choice of number
2 - can not delete unused inputs screening (if I have 10 presets, it displays the 40 possible with 30 obviously empty, but selectable …)
3 - If you choose a station from the shortlist, you must validate to listen to each time is quite annoying when you want to ‘zap’ … (on your tv, if you select a channel, it is visible immediately, no need to press a button ‘ok’. to see …).
 These three improvements would make the perfect radio part about this product …
Thanks
Regards

Hello

I just bought the fuse +

I have 3 comments and requests to otherwise improve the préséléection FM stations.

1 - you can not choose the place of the station from the list. The station is always added after the last setting memory. The choice of number

2 - can not delete unused inputs screening (if I have 10 presets, it displays the 40 possible with 30 obviously empty, but selectable …)

3 - If you choose a station from the shortlist, you must validate to listen to each time is quite annoying when you want to ‘zap’ … (on your tv, if you select a channel, it is visible immediately, no need to press a button ‘ok’. to see …).

These three improvements would make the perfect radio part about this product …

Thanks

Regards