Sansa Media Converter Build 4.256 & 4.263: Download Details and Release Notes

@vanbc1963 wrote:
Why make it so incredibly hard to find out how to download the media converter. This is a good unit, made poor by a lousy user experience on your website. I mean, didn’t you just ask someone once to take a run through to observe their experience? Just trying to find where to download the video converter, so I can load a simple AVI file, should not be the job of a techie! I mean, really! All it takes is a link - DOWNLOAD MEDIA CONVERTER HERE - on your Sansa homepage… Duh!

I guess I’m not understanding your frustration. On the Forum’s main page, there is a listing/link, big as life for the Sansa Media Converter board. Once here, the very top or 1st shaded post is for the Sansa Media Converter Build 4.256: Download and Release Notes (the 1st one in this thread you replied to). Clicking on the link contained within will download the Media Converter software, a self-executing file that wil install itself; no muss, no fuss.

I can’t see where it can get much simpler than that. If you can read English and press a mouse buton, you should have no problems. :smiley:

Using the media converter - it wont allow me to import titles in the russian alphabet, yet the player supports a russian menu system. what gives?

I care about the background. I want to be able to change my Sansa Fuze as a wallpaper background.

Is there anyway to get rid of that slotRadio icon? I really don’t wanna use it and it’s just bugging me while it’s there. I tried formatting it and it didn’t go away. And I have looked around for an answer and I could not find anything. If someone could give me a hand on this that would be amazing.

Regards,

Ersh

Ershnill wrote:

Is there anyway to get rid of that slotRadio icon? I really don’t wanna use it and it’s just bugging me while it’s there. I tried formatting it and it didn’t go away. And I have looked around for an answer and I could not find anything. If someone could give me a hand on this that would be amazing.

 

Regards,

Ersh

Are you talking about the SlotRadio icon on your player’s screen? This is the Sansa Media Converter board.

Depending on what player you have, you may be able to roll-back to a previous firmware version (before it was added), but otherwise there’s no way to simply turn it off.

I wouldn’t let it bug me; there are icons on the main menu that I don’t use either, like Photos or Recordings. But they’re not doing any harm being there; I just scroll past them.

FusionStretch wrote:
I care about the background. I want to be able to change my Sansa Fuze as a wallpaper background.

This has been suggested many times before and may (or may not) be added at some time in a future firmware update.

But it’s a little off-topic for this, the Sansa Media Converter board, don’t you think? :wink:

Hello,

I am urgently looking for a direct download link for Sandisk Media Converter, the Firmware Updater DOES NOT WORK.

The Firmware Updater recognizes my Sansa Fuze and the Firmware Version, then he writes

“looking for updates, please wait”

for 15 min, so I closed it.

(Happily I found a direct link to the firmware V1.02.28F to update it )

I hope, you can help me else I have to return the player.

In most cases, it’s your firewall protecting you by blocking access to the server containing the Updater. Turn your firewall off, download the Updater & then turn your firewall back on.

Thank you for your fast answer, but I don’t have a problem to download the Updater.

I have already installed the Updater, and the Updater does not work.

I am tired of struggeling with this silly  programm, I need the SMC, so I need a direct download link (like the one for the firmware).

I tried the Updater on my notebook (last install ca. 2 years) and on my freshly installed desktop. Both XP SP3 and all updates, both MS XP integrated firewall, I tried it with Opera and the Internet Explorer, but this should not become a debugging session for the Updater.

Yours mbans

Message Edited by mbans on 12-29-2009 05:35 AM

OK, I wasn’t quite specific in my response. What I meant to say is that your firewall may be preventing your Updater from connecting with the server, thus preventing the download of the SMC and resulting in the ‘hang-time’ where the Updater appears not to be working.

It may be working it’s little heart out, but if it’s hittiing a brick wall it can’t do what it’s designed to. Oh yeah, make sure your player is connected when running the Updater, too. If not, it won’t download anything either.

One more thing, I know it’s supposed to work in both modes, but I’ve always had the best success with the player is MSC mode, not MTP while connected and running the Updater. That is, years ago when I actually used the Updater. :smiley:

Dear Tapeworm,

as I wrote, I use the Microsoft Firewall, the Updater should deal with it. If it does not, it should yield a clear error message.

But now I completely turned of the Firewall, I connected my Fuze (as always in MSC-Mode), the Updater reads the modell and Version 1.02.28F and writes in german:

“Sansa Updater sucht nach aktuellen Updates      Bitte Warten…”.

Translated to english it is:

“Sansa Updater is looking for Updates                 Please Wait…”

I waited for another 20 min, nothing.

Tapeworm wrote:

> That is, years ago when I actually used the Updater.

I’m a surprised. You are a Sansa Guru, but you don’t even use the sansa software? Thats exactly what I want to do, please tell me how!

Yours mbans

The sansa updater will not install for me!!! PLEase HELPPP

Check your firewall and/or anti-virus software. It may be blocking connection with the server in its effort to protect your computer against internet nasties.

I also can not dowload the SMC using the direct download link. I get a simple “file not found” message.

Before you say anything tapeworm, I absolutely, positively do not have a firewall or anything of the sort. And I tried 2 browsers, both with the same result.

It seems there are many of us here that can not download it, and that’s just those of us who bothered to register and complain - could someone please have a look at the link and see what’s wrong.

edit: I see in another thread 

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=sansafuse&thread.id=1&view=by_date_ascending&page=14

that the SMC is only available via the automatic updater. You’d think that would be worth mentioning here, since there are links to the old page everywhere.

Message Edited by guiness on 02-02-2010 10:09 AM

Hi,

The sansa updater is still on 1% for downloading the manual and 6% for the media converter.  It does not tell me where it is saving the files, and it does not say what website it is going to to get the downloads from.

WHY DO I HAVE TO LEAVE MY SANSA FUZE CONNECTED TO THE COMPUTER THE WHOLE TIME IT DOWNLOADS THE MANUAL AND MEDIA CONVERTER? 

I am going to have to leave it plugged in over night for this download to finish and that does not seem right.

When I disconnect the fuze, the download has to start over again! This is the worst thing ever! 

I am very frustrated and I don’t understand how this updater program is supposed to help me.

Where did other people download the manual and new media converter from?
Message Edited by auareldo on 02-06-2010 10:07 PM

auareldo wrote:

 

Where did other people download the manual and new media converter from?

 

Fuze Manual

The media converter still has to go through the Updater.

I’m on the verge of packing mine back up for a refund, and getting an MP3 player that I know will function, an iPod.

  • I shouldn’t have to connect my Fuze to download SMC, which can take over two hours on my connection.
  • My Fuze is showing as “Critically Low” on Windows 7.  This wasn’t a problem until the most recent firmware update, which indicates a failure on SD’s part.
  • Why can’t I drag and drop an MPEG-4 or AVI video on my Fuze?

I have had a very difficult time attempting to install the SANSA UPDATER program on 2 BRAND NEW HP computers (1 desktop, the other a laptop) running Windows 7 64bit.  The updater installs to exactly 76% everytime and then displays a lovely message: “INSTALLATION FAILED, PLEASE TRY AGAIN LATER”.  After attempting to install this 50-60 times, i think there must be an issue between the software and W7 64bit.  Does anyone know when the Sansa Updater/installation program was last revised (mm/yyyy) and under what OS versions it is compatible?.  I have consulted several IT administrators regarding my problem and they have mentioned the W7 64bit has ALOT of compatibility issues with software developed for 32bit machines.  The firmware was updated manually… Is the SMC really worth this much hassel, or is there a better MC available that works as well as the SMC is supposed to? (i don’t know… SMC doesn’t work on my pc’s)

Just asking??

I bought a Fuze and the Firmware updater will not even load on my PC. I can’t get any sense from Sansa support. The media converter tells me that the player does not support video. As far as i’m concerned this product is a load of rubbish and if I had not got it so cheap I would throw it away, although it does play music.

If you have a Sansa Fuze or e2x0 v2 player, try FuzeVidz, a SMC replacement for video conversion for Windows:

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=sansafuse&thread.id=39242

If you use Mac or Linux, try video4fuze. It can also do Windows:

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=sansafuse&thread.id=40256

Message Edited by TomJensen on 04-08-2010 05:33 PM