You can try 1 more thing before giving up on the SMC. Try switching USB modes. It’s been so long since I’ve used the SMC I can’t remember which USB mode it’s supposed to be in. If your player is in MTP, switch it to MSC. If it’s in MSC, switch it to MTP. Don’t use the Auto-Defect setting.
Otherwise, I have it on good authority that you can download Rhapsody software from the Rhapsody website and it will convert and install videos to the Fuze, although it is somewhat slower. You do not have to be a Rhapsody member or pay to have any subscription. The software is free to D/L and use (for your purposes).