slotRadio on Sansa Fuze!

So when will we get SlotRadio on the Clip?:wink:

Trying to incite responses?:smiley:

@yelped wrote:
Trying to incite responses?:smiley:

As the Governor of Alaska would say, “You betcha!”:smileyvery-happy:

You find the slot, I found the radio. Then maybe else someone will create the hacked firmware.

@shelded wrote:
You find the slot, I found the radio. Then maybe else someone will create the hacked firmware.

I was looking for a hint as to whether or not the Clip would ever get a slot.:wink:

@shelded wrote:

I am under the impression that SlotRadio does nothing but play these prepared cards. The SlotMusic cards may not even play in the SlotRadio.

 

(snip)

 

Since I’m here posting again, I thought I would point out that the Fuze is displaying album art but I think the SlotRadio does not have that feature. The SlotRadio is apparently some afterthought while the Fuze is the real thing.

The whole idea behind SlotRadio players is to produce a very very cheap MP3 player. In fact, last I heard, they won’t even have a proper screen, just control buttons. It’s for people that just want music to play, and they want it to play now. As in, it’s not for really any of us that would be posting on these forums.

The Fuze is the real deal, a SlotRadio player is just a player, nothing more. That’s also why it’s half the price of a Fuze.

As far as interoperability goes, Sansa would be making a massive mistake if the SlotRadio player only worked with SlotRadio cards, so I doubt that will be the case. They aren’t that stupid, we hope.

One of the smart things that Sandisk did do is to make the fuze compatible with slotradio cards.   Fuze owners can purchase a card without the need to purchase another player.  The player is a little overpriced, IMHO, especially since a 2GB fuze is almost the same price.

As far as interoperability goes, Sansa would be making a massive mistake if the SlotRadio player only worked with SlotRadio cards, so I doubt that will be the case. They aren’t that stupid, we hope.

In addition to the slotRadio cards, the slotRadio player will also play music on any microSD card, including slotMusic cards.  It does read ID3 tags, but seems to navigate by folder.  The screen is monochromatic, and does not seem to display album art, at least I haven’t seen any so far.

You know, slatradio is all very well and good, and I’m glad you folks offer that feature, but could you *please* finish fixing the .ogg playback and hang bugs now, and hold off on the new features until they are done?

Also, how come we can’t rewind or skip back witin a song or go back to a previous song using slotradio?  Is this a deliberate limitation of the “musical product?” 

I’ve noticed a kind of “mom and pop could use it” quality in some of the replies, but - well - I’m way past being a “pop” and I *never* liked beinfg forced in any direction, period.  That’s why I bother to learn things. 

The limitations of slotRadio as far as rewind/replay is concerned are advertised on the card packaging and on the website:

*slotRadio™ cards contain 1000 songs pre-programmed in music playlists for unlimited playback with slotRadio-compatible devices only. Visit slotRadio.org for slotRadio compatible devices. Much like radio, these songs are played in sequence and cannot be rewound or rearranged, yet in slotRadio™, individual songs can be skipped as often as you want. Song and playlist files cannot be copied or viewed (for example on a PC).

1000 songs for $40? Think of it as cached Internet radio in your pocket… The playlists are very well crafted and quite long.

I just got a Radio Shack ad. They wish to call themselves The Shack, but for years I have called them Rip Shack, if I must use a different name it will be that one. The ad led me to discover that the new retail price of the SR card is $50!!!

I guess they sold so many they feel bold.

Obviously they didn’t sell them here.

I bought one and am very happy with it. But I can’t see buying another, since it’s taken me months to get through the whole thing and the other cards seem so unappealing.

Imo there are two main problems with Slotradio cards on the Fuze. First of all, one can’t set up a playlist to play just their favorite songs on the card in the order they want. If this would be available, then the cards would be much more useful. The second problem is the price. For most people, $50 is not an impulse purchase. An impulse purchase is $20 or under. If 400 song cards would be priced at $20 or less, the demand would probably be much greater than for 1,000 song cards at $50.

@shelded wrote:

I just got a Radio Shack ad. They wish to call themselves The Shack, but for years I have called them Rip Shack, if I must use a different name it will be that one.

I’ve always liked Radio Hack myself, or Rad Hack for short. :stuck_out_tongue:

Don’t think this is gonna last long…Leave RADIO on the RADIO…I bought an MP3 player to play MY music and to have TOTAL control over it…Now Slot Music is OK, but Slot Radio…give me a break…I can listen to the radio on my Sansa for free…Why woud I pay for it…So OK…it has no comercials or talk, so what???

This slap is directed at Slot Radio, and NOT the Sansa Fuze, which rocks!!!

@tapeworm wrote:


@shelded wrote:

I just got a Radio Shack ad. They wish to call themselves The Shack, but for years I have called them Rip Shack, if I must use a different name it will be that one.


I’ve always liked Radio Hack myself, or Rad Hack for short. :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ve heard them called Rat Shack too. :smileyvery-happy:

this is basically sansa’s way of itunes… im not gonna pay for music i can download for free. period .

@reesehugg wrote:
this is basically sansa’s way of itunes… im not gonna pay for music i can download for free. period .

Hope you’re not talking about illegal downloads…that is not allowed.

My question is this…

Now that the new update moved the SlotMusic to the first tier of the menu.  I am wanting to create my own version of a SlotMusic chip.  I have purchased a 8 GB chip and have most of my music on my computer system and downloaded to my FUZE to listen to.  One of the features they are talking about is that slotradio and slotmusic are DRM free.  So are my music files.  I just want to same them on a chip too.

Maybe just maybe I will be able to figure out the format.  There is no way I am going to buy one of the chips at BEST BUY @ 45.00 a chip.  It would have to be in the collection format I would love before I spend 50% of what the player cost for 1 chip.

i think you have to buy THEIR chips. .  :frowning:

@reesehugg wrote:
i think you have to buy THEIR chips. .  :frowning:

No, you don’t. You can load your own music on a microSD card and the Fuze will play it just fine.