Rockbox and the sansa clip+ plus a few other questions

does rockbox make it so the 2000 song limit is changed? because I have a sansa view and its ok but start up time takes forever. so i was wondering if the sansa clip + has capabilities of having more then 2000 songs as i have over 3000 on my view.So does this support a 32GB micro sd card?and if it has a 32 GB micro in there and the 8 gbs inside are all filled up as well as the 32 gb micro with songs all mp3 at 128 kbps would it take forever to start up like my sansa view? or even work? because i have been interested in a sansa clip + for a while now and finally decided im sick of the long 3 minute start up time for my view. any answers are much appreciated!

The limit on the Clip+ is +/- 8000 tracks, not 2000. That was for the old e200 series (and maybe the View).

Yes, the Clip+ will support a 32GB card. And the refresh time is much faster than the View’s.

The limit on the Clip+ is +/- 8000 tracks, not 2000. That was for the old e200 series (and maybe the View).

Yes, the Clip+ will support a 32GB card. And the refresh time is much faster than the View’s.

I don’t know if there’s any hard evidence, but I believe the database limit for Rockbox is 10,000 tracks. Note that I said “database limit”. If you play through Folder Mode, this would not be an issue. But then, you can do this with the Clip+'s OF too.

@tapeworm wrote:

 

I don’t know if there’s any hard evidence, but I believe the database limit for Rockbox is 10,000 tracks. Note that I said “database limit”. If you play through Folder Mode, this would not be an issue. But then, you can do this with the Clip+'s OF too.

I don’t think we have a database limit, since rockbox runs on a lot of hard disk players where you could have many 10s of thousands of songs.  The DB itself is stored on the hard disk, so as long as you don’t run out of disk space, I think you can basically have an unlimited number of entries, although I bet if you do something crazy like add 100,000 songs it might start to lag.  

@saratoga wrote:

 


@tapeworm wrote:

 

I don’t know if there’s any hard evidence, but I believe the database limit for Rockbox is 10,000 tracks. Note that I said “database limit”. If you play through Folder Mode, this would not be an issue. But then, you can do this with the Clip+'s OF too.


I don’t think we have a database limit, since rockbox runs on a lot of hard disk players where you could have many 10s of thousands of songs.  The DB itself is stored on the hard disk, so as long as you don’t run out of disk space, I think you can basically have an unlimited number of entries, although I bet if you do something crazy like add 100,000 songs it might start to lag.  

 

 

 

Good to know. :smiley:

well thank you for the information! i guess i got confused. on amazon it said stores up to 2000 songs, but i guess that is for the player itself then, not the expansion card. and that’s awesome to hear that is can support a 32 GB micro. I’m definitely getting one then! thanks again for the information!

And keep in mind:  storage capacity also will depend on the ripping rate for a song, and the format for the files.

@chris_elliott wrote:

well thank you for the information! i guess i got confused. on amazon it said stores up to 2000 songs , but i guess that is for the player itself then, not the expansion card. and that’s awesome to hear that is can support a 32 GB micro. I’m definitely getting one then! thanks again for the information!

This is kinda like the advertised gas mileage on new cars; maybve useful for comparison between models, but hardly accurate in a real-world setting. It’s based on 128kbps .mp3 format and 3.5 minute songs.