I have an 8GB Sansa Fuze and with some VBR mp3 files I get serious skipping/stuttering of playback, especially when the backlight goes off. It seems similar to the audio-book problem in another post, and I was suspicious it was caused by the mp3s being VBR.
I have converted a song that suffered from particularly stuttered playback into 128kbps CBR and this resulted in no stuttering. Suspecting file-size (as the VBR was 9.7MB) I took the same original VBR file and converted it to 320kbps CBR, and again no stuttering.
Hopefully there is a fix coming?
Further to the above - no uSD cards involoved, and I havn’t formatted the player or anything since it was purchased brand-new - it still even has the free supplied music on it.
Message Edited by DukePacman on 08-09-2008 12:32 PM