So I got this for x-mas. Was really looking forward to using it, but almost EVERY single video I tried on the thing would freeze and crash the player.
Let me be more specific. Here are the parameters of one of the movies I tried tonight that froze like the rest of them.
608 x 256
Audio Bit rate: 142kbps
Audio Format: Lame mp3
Frame Rate: 23 frames per second
Data Rate: 92kbps
Video Sample size: 12 bit
Video Compression: Xvid
To the best of my knowledge all these parameters are within the given restraints of the hardware and supported.
Symptoms are the same in each video… they play fine for 5-10 minutes… maybe 25-35 on some… then all of a sudden. FREEZE… and eventually the screen goes back to the blue menu logo(though you can not access anything or see anything) and the player completely crashes… have to remove the usb drive and reboot. I haven’t noticed any correlation between when it crashes from movie to movie, for example its not when the frame rate kicks up or this is a lot of stuff on screen.
I could understand if it was a codec problem, or some sort of file extension confusion in which the player simply wouldnt recognize or support a given video… but every single video comes right up in the menu, and they all load and play, at least for a short period before inevitably crashing.
Anyways, here is the kicker… this is my second 4gb Sansa Take Tv… I returned the first one hoping it was a faulty unit, but the second does the exact same thing as the first. Purchased both brand new sealed from Amazon.
Anyone have any ideas or similar problems? Thanks for any and all help.