I know I’m new, so please forgive me for ranting, (I don’t want to get flamed) but I’m so frustrated with SMC I could throw all our Fuzes out the window. Instead, I’ll probably just return them all, but it seems it’s such a simple fix for SanDisk and they just refuse to comply.
No one else finds it completely ludicrous that we have to jump through all these hoops to get videos on the Fuze? I’m able to use ONE FREE converter with the SAME settings to convert my videos to a compatible format for use on the iPods, Zunes and Archos we have in the house. Now, I have to rerun everything through the hit or miss, temperamental SMC program to attempt to get them to play on the Fuze only to experience lockups, incomplete conversions or poor video quality??? I purchased FOUR Fuze’s for my children and it’s beginning to look like the time and frustration caused by SMC would have made it worth the additional expense of the iPods. To avoid these headaches, my only other option is to PURCHASE a converter program when there are tons of FREE options for every other player out there?
I would think it would be more productive to reiterate our complaints with the need for SMC to SanDisk, than to spend countless hours and forum threads on finding ways to accomodate SMC or avoid the use of it completely. It’s not our responsibility to try to find a way for SMC to work. How difficult would it be to release a firmware that would allow the same mpeg-4 format videos to play on the Fuze that iPods, Zunes, Archos, Creative Zen, etc… are able to play right out of the box???