Sansa Clip Firmware 01.01.35 & 02.01.35 Release

Additionally, a Mac can add data files that will choke the Clip.  To prevent that, Kopymac (Internet freeware) can be used to transfer to the Clip from a Mac.

Milkerman

    I did as I said I would, I visited a friend who had Windows.  I downloaded music from her files unto my clip and when I went to it to play them, they were there and they played.

 I further investigated my music and found them to be in MPEG-4 format, something I believe the clip does not recognize.  I checked the music I downloaded from my friend and found it to be MP3 & WMA format, two formats that I know the clip supports.  

So, what to do?  Most of the music I uploaded to ITunes were from my CDs.  I’m wondering if that was their original format or the possibility of ITunes converting the music to Quick Time format, which I believe is MPEG 4.  

Well, a mountain is climbed once step at a time isn’t it?  I guess I started a climb that is a bit taller than I intended to climb.  However, it is encouraging that I had a few steps forward after having stumbled at the start.  Having people like yourself on standby waiting to assist is also encouraging to me.

I’ll keep you posted.

oki al

Milkerman

    An after thought.  I’ll look up the software you provided me - kopymac to see what it is about.  I’ll google it I guess.

Thanks again

oki al

Good news that you have your CDs as backup.

What I’m assuming is that, when you ripped your CDs (which initially are in a “generic” audio format, as distinct from computer formats such as MP3, aac, etc.), they got ripped into the format not compatible with the Clip.

At this point, your best (although time-consuming) option is to re-rip the CDs into a format compatible with the Clip, such as MP3 or flac.  The next best would be to convert your current files to a Clip-compatible format; however, converting between compressed formats is “frowned upon,” because you lose more of the music’s data that way. Personally, I use the MP3 format with VBR (variable bit rate).

Regardless, it’s good to hear that you figured the issue out, and that your attitude is so positive!  Once you set up a system now, you’ll be set for the future.

hi,can someone tell me why when i updated my sansa clip to 02.01.35 it took of the volume adjuster on the settings page?as i now cant even hear the music at full volume.:womansad:

To get it back, choose Reset under the settings and choose N America or Rest of World as the region.  The volume setting then should be back.  Or reapply the firmware and choose similarly. 

thanks for that but how do i re apply it?

Milkerman

    Yep!  The format that the cd’s we’re converted to in import was the problem.  I finally figured that out as well.  It was, as you state time consuming.  Nice to know that you were one step behind me with the correct answer.

    Unfortunately, my car, unlike my truck does not have an mp3 player so I had to cut a cd for it.  I did have my suspicions however, that it wouldn’t be that easy.  I was right.  cutting the cd in mp3 format didn’t work.  I had to convert the songs that I wanted to burn on the cd back to the original format that it was initially converted too.  That worked fine.  It was quite noticeable that the files were much much larger in that format.  

    Thanks again for hanging in there with me.  Much appreciated.

Oki_al

@rachel_78 wrote:

hi,can someone tell me why when i updated my sansa clip to 02.01.35 it took of the volume adjuster on the settings page?as i now cant even hear the music at full volume.:womansad:

This ‘sticky’ post (at the top of the board shaded gray so everyone and anyone can & should find it and read it) provides not only the reason, but also the workaround. :wink:

@rachel_78 wrote:

thanks for that but how do i re apply it?

 

As mentioned above, you simply can Reset the Clip under its settings option.  But to reapply the firmware, just follow the instructions in the firmware upgrade sticky thread at the top of the forum.

I’ve just updated my sansa clip to the latest firmware and an important feature I missed is the volume boost that I had available with the originally loaded firmware.

Would it be possible to turn it on somehow or to get the feature back in place?

Ciao Gio

you probably selected Europe as your region. there is EU law limiting the volume level to 100db. go to settings and select reset all. then for region select rest of world. you will now have the high volume setting. 

Does anyone actually read the posts directly above where they are posting a comment (which, as seen above, actually can already answer the issue, repeatedly)?!?   :wink:

@miikerman wrote:

Does anyone actually read the posts directly above where they are posting a comment (which, as seen above, actually can already answer the issue, repeatedly)?!?   :wink:

Nope.:wink:

@miikerman wrote:

Does anyone actually read the posts directly above where they are posting a comment (which, as seen above, actually can already answer the issue, repeatedly)?!?   :wink:

Apparently not.

@miikerman wrote:

Does anyone actually read the posts directly above where they are posting a comment (which, as seen above, actually can already answer the issue, repeatedly)?!?   :wink:

Apparently not.

You’re right it works now. Thanks a lot.

Gio

I currently have Sansa Clip 2Gb with firmware v02.01.32F. Would I gain anything by upgrading to 02.01.35 ? Are there any major changes from 32 to 35?

Read the first post in the topic. It tells exactly what changes were made.

@gwk1967 wrote:

Read the first post in the topic. It tells exactly what changes were made.

Ohh… so there were no 33 or 34 versions between 32 and 35? :dizzy_face:

It says there are no enhancements and the bug fixes don’t seem that big for my needs… I think I’m gonna play it safe and not upgrade right now…