Fuze+ Feedback and Feature Request Thread

@marvin_martian wrote:


@heavy wrote:

those little lcd screens don’t last forever and for someone who plugs the fuze+ in overnight every night (rather than the hour or so it might take to fully charge), that is significantly increasing the screen’s working hours over time.

 

It seems… cheap that this hasn’t been addressed already.  Every other USB charged product (cellphones) I’ve ever used shuts the lcd off after a few seconds of being plugged in and not accessed.

 

 


The Fuze, Clip, and Clip+ screens always shut off after a while of being plugged in to USB…after one hour, I believe. I’d imagine the Fuze+ would behave in a similar manner. A workaround for this with the older models was to use a wall charger, which is always what I’ve done.

I plugged in my Fuze+ 8gig at 6:00 this morning and it is now 12:40 and it’s still on.  I think at the six-hour mark we can assume it stays on indefinitely. 

Also, a workaround that requires one to purchase extra equipment is hardly a workaround.  There’s also no guarantee that it would even work with the Fuze+.

@heavy wrote:


@marvin_martian wrote:


@heavy wrote:

those little lcd screens don’t last forever and for someone who plugs the fuze+ in overnight every night (rather than the hour or so it might take to fully charge), that is significantly increasing the screen’s working hours over time.

 

It seems… cheap that this hasn’t been addressed already.  Every other USB charged product (cellphones) I’ve ever used shuts the lcd off after a few seconds of being plugged in and not accessed.

 

 


The Fuze, Clip, and Clip+ screens always shut off after a while of being plugged in to USB…after one hour, I believe. I’d imagine the Fuze+ would behave in a similar manner. A workaround for this with the older models was to use a wall charger, which is always what I’ve done.


I plugged in my Fuze+ 8gig at 6:00 this morning and it is now 12:40 and it’s still on.  I think at the six-hour mark we can assume it stays on indefinitely. 

 

Also, a workaround that requires one to purchase extra equipment is hardly a workaround.  There’s also no guarantee that it would even work with the Fuze+.

Well, if it is still on after six hours, then I’ll add that to the list of reasons I think the Fuze+ is a fail.:wink:

Thank you SanDisk for making such an awesome mp3 player.

I have one suggestion. I think someone said about font sizes … well how about adding your own font?

Also, please add a toggle off/on for the internal/external mp3 symbol.

I think there are MANY more important things than fonts!!

I use my Fuze+ at work and in my car all the time.

I would like to see the option of having the song info in the area where it shows the album art. I have no need to see the album art in most cases and would like to see the song info larger.

Anyway this could be done?

Rather than even offering a “Recently Played” selection, offer a “recently interrupted” list.  This way it’ll be easier to pick up where you leave off on a playlist, album, audiobook, podcast, or whatever.

I find the “recently played” list quite useless.  Does anyone find it helpful?

@jasonbrunelle wrote:

Rather than even offering a “Recently Played” selection, offer a “recently interrupted” list.  This way it’ll be easier to pick up where you leave off on a playlist, album, audiobook, podcast, or whatever.

 

I find the “recently played” list quite useless.  Does anyone find it helpful?

I recently discovered that what I thought was a bug is in fact the function of the “recently played” list.  Why on earth the Fuze+ defaults to replaying in reverse order what you just listened to is beyond me.  The functionality should be either to start where you were when last listening and continue on in the album/playlist/audiobook/podcast or to replay the recently played list from the beginning.

Also, it should not be the default function of the player upon start-up.  When you turn on your player and press “Play”, how often does anyone want to listen to exactly what you were listening to before?  That is ludicrous.

Can you Add a Sub Menu to retrive individual File info like you have on the Older Sansa Fuze Thumbwheel! Or if you do How do you do it?

It would be great if the Fuze+ was capable of logging tracks played for upload to Audioscrobbler.

Also, I’d like to add a +1 to getting the white border removed around album covers that aren’t perfectly square.  It’s a bit ridiculous  that the Fuze+ can’t deal appropriately with images like that.

It would be REALLY convinient if you could make the rewinding system like the samsung t9, accelerate the rate of forward/backward advance. I must admit I was horrified at first when it only seemed to be able to go 10sec/sec but then it became several min/sec. Still, when you have to wind hours at a time even several min/sec is NOT good enough. Please make it accelerate.

It will only take a few trivial lines of code by someone who finished 12th grade math.

Thank you.

Edit:

It would also be awesome if you could create a seperate GOOD file/folder browser rather than that unccomfortable thing under Music which can’t even sort well. Had to copy everything from Audiobooks to a subfolder in Music because it couldn’t even see it.

…At least provide rockbox with the info they need on your device, they can make usable firmware.

I play my songs almost exclusively in “Shuffle/Repeat All”. Every time I switch playing Music(all songs)->Radio->Music the player goes back to playing the last 10 songs. In the “Shuffle/Repeat All” it is meaningless and it results in the player doing “Shuffle/Repeat last 10”

There’s been great improvement with last update regarding usuability with big library… :smileyvery-happy:

  1. But it could be really nice to have alphabetic search in Artist view. As it was said many time previously, it’s a big long to go through the whole library just because the artist we are looking for start with M or P :wink:

  2. the issue with playlist schould be the next step (not everyone can use MTP especially linux’s user)

  3. the one about order of playing audiobook file is also very anoying

many thanks in advance :smiley:

I’ve pretty much given up on trying to listen to audio books on the Fuze+, and am considering getting an Ipod Shuffle just so I can listen to audio books.  The developers should have spent more time on the project before releasing it, so users could put the audio books in the audio book section instead of the music section.

I’m saving my coins to switch back to an Ipod Classic when my Fuze+'s battery stops taking a charge.

Hello,

With the new looping menu fonction it turns out that its pretty easy to clear the music to go playlist by error. It would be nice if the menu could ask for a confirmation before to do it :smiley:

I would love it to automatically play when I plug it in and turn it on.

I would love the start time to be quicker; it takes too long to “load” or start up.

I would love for it to keep the current time.  I set the time, shut it off, and when I turn it back on, the time I shut it off is shown.

I’m getting another Fuze (I killed my previous one).  The Fuze+ is awful.

I have a large number of FLAC files which are oversampled at 24bit/96khz. Is it possible to add the ability to play these files with a firmware upgrade or is this a feature which can’t be supported on the Fuze+?

 Hi,

I bought the Sansa Fuze+ mainly to listen to audiobooks due to the fact that I was pretty happy with the Sanza Fuze player.

The only better feature that the Fuze+ has over the old Fuze is the fact that it will play filenames in the correct order.
It however lacks a few features that should be very easy to fix in firmware

  1. Sort the files into books based on the Album id3 tag.

  2. Disable that tapping the pad will skip to the next file when listening to an audiobook.  Skipping is a very rare action when one is listening to a book and if I need to skip I can simply run my finger a cross the pad.

  3. When I turn the player on I want it to start playing the book right away if I had turned it off while playing the book.   I especially loved this feature in the Fuze because when I wanted to stop I simply turned off the player and then turned it back on to keep on going and in the Fuze+ case, there would be no need to fumble with the touch pad.

  4. Add more speed steps (least important)

These features would make the Fuze+ a much better audiobook player.  You have indeed done some improvements in previous firmwares but please focus more on the audiobook feature.

Regards,
  Gunnar

I have just upgraded my Fuze+ to the newest firmware. I haven’t been using it for some time partly due to some of the issues that are SLOWLY being resolved. The new firmware is a welcome step forward - but folder browsing is of no use to me as I have to keep all my songs in the root directory so that I can use sensible playlists.

Come on guys - I am not the only person wanting this feature. The WMP implementation of playlists is not playlists - it is wasting time slowly duplicating already loaded music.

Please give us proper playlist support that can use nested folders.

Thank you.

WMP11 playlisting works for me. in MTP mode

Seconded.

And for the other individual suggesting WMP11 he probably means through MSC, not MTP. I know us Linux users very much want that but hold little hope that the Sansa team will correct it.