Ugh. Problem solved, but not a pretty solution.
"Black-Rectangle: Try ripping a track or two with Media Coder instead. If that works…well…you know what lies ahead."
Well, this was the issue. I now have to re-rip all of my files using Media Coder. The files were originally ripped using FreeRIP 3. All of the files ripped from this program played absolutely perfect on my computer.
Apparently Fuze is very, very finicky about what program encodes the FLAC. Very annoying.
For the record, I re-ripped my tracks at compression level 8, and they all played fine. So compression level was not the issue.
Hi All -
I’m having major issues playing FLAC’s on my brand new Fuze (v1). Please see below.
I read one of the FAQ’s, and here’s the answers to the questions someone said people might need:
- What OS/version/SP do you use? Windows XP SP 3
What version of firmware does your Fuze have? 01.02.28A
What version of Windows Media Player do you have? 11.0
What are the steps you are doing?
In order: Sync’d my music to the Fuze using SyncEXP. Attempted to play FLAC’s with firmware v1.02.26. Massive failure. Downloaded automatic firmware installer and upgraded firmware to latest version. Changed USB setting from auto-detect to MSC. Used automatic firmware installer again. Had to reset USB setting to MSC. Manually downloaded firmware and copied to root directory. Formatted system. Manually placed music under MUSIC folder. Manually upgraded firmware again. Power cycled system after every firmware upgrade.
- What do you expect to happen?
Play FLAC files ripped from CD’s at 16 bits, 2 Channels, 44.1 kHz, ~500 - 1000 kbps (most ~800-900 kbps). All of the files have been checked to be fully functional on my computer. All play perfectly on my computer (using foobar). All files were ripped at FLAC quality level 8 (the highest).
- What is actually happening?
Fuze recognizes the files, the album, and the Vorbis tags. However, when I play the files, it reads how long the first file is, but immediately skips it. It then skips (reads file/song name without playing) through all the files in that folder. It cycles incessantly without giving me a chance to pause. I would equate the behavior of the fuze to a seizure or endless feedback loop. Occasionally it will just get stuck on the screen it’s on and “lock up”.
The weird part about this is that I downloaded a couple of FLAC’s from the web, and those play fine.
HELP! PLEASE DON’T TELL ME THAT I HAVE TO RE-RIP ALL OF MY FLAC’S!!!
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