I just had a pretty good idea. I also doubt it’s logical.
Would it be possible to have a converter to videos in the player itself? That would save so much time!
I think that having the ability to convert a particular format of video requires the ability to interpret that particular format of video. If the Fuze could do the latter, it could display that format, and there wouldn’t be a need for conversion.
Portable players are limited in the number of formats they can support due to the sheer amount of memory space required to store the code needed to interpret each format.
Mmm well, no, the actual limiting factors are RAM and CPU power, not storage…
Q: Why not to support more formats?
A: Beause Sandisk puts very limited resources on fuze’s firmware development.
Look at rockbox, and the bunch of formats it supports