I think I finally made some progress after two days. Sansa Fuze V02.02.28A does not handle pictures inside media files correctly, at least as far as .ogg files are concerned. You can demonstrate this for yourself by going to http://distrowatch.com/news/oggcast.xml
Podcasts dww20091026.ogg and dww20091109.ogg contain the DistroWatch logo as a 86 x 87 pixel .PNG. Either of these files dropped in a newly formatted Sansa Disk E:/PODCASTS folder will cause the “Refreshing your Media” progress bar to freeze and your Fuze to lockup.
dww2009116.ogg, dww20091102.ogg and dww20091019.ogg do not contain the logo .png so are sucked into the Fuze database during the “Refreshing your Media” green progress bar without problem.
20092026 and 20091109 all play on several of my “mp3” players without a problem. So why isn’t Fuze happy with them??? So if someone else can confirm this, I’ll bring this to SanDisk’s attention.
Nearly two whole days working on this!!! I guess I’ll have to “adjust” my podcast files before feeding them to Fuze. This really shouldn’t be necessary. OK, now I’m off to experiment with EasyTag.
One last note: The dww20091026.ogg file contained a logo .png as noted above. I used EasyTag (Ubuntu Karmic based) to remove the image .png. I then placed it in the E:\PODCASTS folder. “Refreshing” green progress bar ran without lockup and the file was playable in Fuze.
Also don’t bother looking for the embedded images using Mp3tag. They don’t show up!
Finally if you find it convenient to run XP virtualized, here’s a link to my method using Suns VirtualBox running on Ubuntu Karmic 64 bit. http://foxgulch.com/WordPress/?p=508 The site contains no advertising.
Message Edited by larryj on 11-29-2009 09:29 AM