This may well be true. But when my dad had chosen Shuffle: All; Repeat: All , he was only hearing the same album over and over. Granted, this could be because he had inadvertantly chosen that setting when in the album rather than in the music setting of all songs. But this is clearly a failing with how to operate the settings on the player. (Note that I am not saying this is an operator’s failure. The SansaFuze+ is one of the least intuitive machines I’ve seen in a long time.)
I still have no idea what the repeat function does. There is zero explanation of it in the almost laughable instructions in the SansaFuze+ manual.
After about 6 weeks of fighting with the settings just to get the machine back to playing ALL the songs randomly, my dad has announced that he is not going to touch the settings again. (Note to self: if someone asks for a recommendation on what mp3 player to buy, remember to say to steer completely clear of the SansaFuze+ in spite of the fact that the sound quality is excellent.)
Once again, thanks to all for your help in getting my dad’s SansaFuze to function the way that he wants.
I dont think your recommendation that everyone should steer clear of the Fuze+ is a fair statement. There are some of us that are happy with the Fuze+. sure there is room for improvement but it is in no way as hard to use as some make it out to be.
Just to address a few of your comments from my point of view.
The shuffle and repeat features are explained starting on page 34 of the user manual. you can see the specific areas in red below.
regarding shuffle the only thing i see that could be a little confusing is that is says “play all of your songs” where it is actually referring to “play all of your songs in the corresponding list” other than that the shuffle feature is explained pretty well below i think. very similarly to the way i described it earlier in a post and I posted that prior to reading the manual.
I do see that all it says regarding repeat is that “enables continuous playback of songs”. this could be a little more descriptive but every mp3 player I have had in the past 6 or 7 years has had the exact same explanation of this feature and that is exactly what it does. There are 2 options “repeat All” and “Repeat song” they do exactly what they say. “repeat all” will start repeating the list of songs after it finishes and “repeat song” will start to replay the selected song after it finishes.
5.1.2. Shuffle (Play) All Mode
- On the Music home screen, press select (tap the center of the touchpad).
2. There are 5 sub-menus under Music, as demonstrated by the five dots to the view
guide on the bottom of the screen. From any of these sub-menus, at the top you
will see the option, shuffle all, followed by a number in parentheses corresponding
to the number of options available in that sub-menu (e.g., number of artists,
number of albums, number of songs, number of genres, number of playlists). If you
select shuffle all in any of these sub-menus, the device will play all of your songs in
- Tap/swipe to the right to skip to the next song, or press-and-hold to fast forward
within the current track.
- Tap/swipe to the left to skip to the previous played song or press-and-hold to fast
rewind to current track.
- Use the volume control buttons on the left side of the player to adjust the volume
level during playback.
- To turn off the shuffle all mode, on any song which is playing, tap back in order
to get to the “now playing” song (you’ll know because the album art for that song
will be enlarged to occupy most of the screen), then hit select (tap the center of the
touchpad), and you’ll see an Options menu. Select “Shuffle” and toggle it from “on”
to “off” by tapping the center of the touchpad. Alternatively, if the device is
displaying the shuffle all icon but nothing is currently playing, go to the Settings
menu, then select “Music Settings”, go to “Shuffle”, and toggle it from “on” to “off”.
This icon will appear on the upper right hand corner of the screen next to the
battery indicator when the device is in shuffle mode (play all songs in random order).
In addition, the shuffle all option at the top of the five sub-menus within music will
display an asterisk reminding you that this has been selected: * shuffle all
5.1.3. Options Menu – Music
When listening to a song, the Sansa Fuze+ offers four options for changing your listening
- Rate Song – A five star rating system can be used if you subscribe
to the Rhapsody® music service for generating playlists of your
highest rated songs.
- Shuffle – for toggling the listening mode.
3. Repeat – for enabling continuous play of music songs.
- Add Song to Playlist – adds the currently playing song to the
Music Go List found under “Playlists” (the fifth sub-option) under
the Music menu.