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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,265
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.20


@steveUK wrote:

Just updated a new player, I found I could not get playlists to work, looks like this was due to the firmware defaulting the USB mode to MSC - this isn't useful for most people I think. Note - I used the manual method as the windows updater utility didn't do anything, failed to install (silently).



No, updating the firmware reverts the settings back to Auto Defect which connects by defalut in MTP mode whenever possible. You should never use your player in this mode. Manually select either MTP or MSC.

 

You may disagree, but MSC mode is overwhelmingly the preferred USB connection mode for the vast majority of people. the only reason MTP even exists is to 'sync' up with Windows Media Player and transfer permission codes on DRM-crippled files.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-05-2013

It's Aug 2013, Sansa Clip Zips are still sold, and yet Firmware 01.01.20 is still from April 2012?

What's up SanDisk? Here it is, August 2013. I bought a Sansa Zip Clip only a few months ago, and added a 32GB SD card. It's a nice compact, high capacity product. Sansa Zip Clips are still sold everywhere. But there have been no firmware updates since April 2012. When will the next firmware update be released? Or have you stopped updating the firmware? For myself, one big pain-in-the-neck is the 100kb limit on album art size. And, no, it hasn't been fixed despite the un-sourced claims elsewhere in the forum. I have hundreds of albums, most with album art larger than this. Large album art is needed for quality display on computer flat panels. Please release a firmware update that fixes it so the zip clip can show album art of at least 300-400kb in size. 

 

Thank you.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,265
Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: It's Aug 2013, Sansa Clip Zips are still sold, and yet Firmware 01.01.20 is still from April 201

I don't think they're still doing firmware development, and I definitely wouldn't expect them to add new features at this point.
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,265
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: It's Aug 2013, Sansa Clip Zips are still sold, and yet Firmware 01.01.20 is still from April 201


@crazyllama wrote:

What's up SanDisk? Here it is, August 2013. I bought a Sansa Zip Clip only a few months ago, and added a 32GB SD card. It's a nice compact, high capacity product. Sansa Zip Clips are still sold everywhere. But there have been no firmware updates since April 2012. When will the next firmware update be released?



Guess you didn't see the latest update, 01.01.21 released 3 weeks ago.

 


@crazyllama wrote:

Or have you stopped updating the firmware?


 

Pretty much, yes. Except for the minor release indicated above.

 


@crazyllama wrote:

For myself, one big pain-in-the-neck is the 100kb limit on album art size. Large album art is needed for quality display on computer flat panels.


But not for a postage stamp-sized screen on a Zippo lighter-sized mp3 player.

 


@crazyllama wrote:

 

Please release a firmware update that fixes it so the zip clip can show album art of at least 300-400kb in size. 

 


 

I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: It's Aug 2013, Sansa Clip Zips are still sold, and yet Firmware 01.01.20 is still from April 201

If they let the player display large album art files then those who use embedded album art will complain that the database exceeded its limit with a relatively small number of songs.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-27-2013

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.20

Seriously, guys, how do I get my clipzip to work with my Mac? Instructions below are a joke.

I've set it to MSC, but now what? Not showing up on iTunes, or anywhere for that matter.

All help appreciated.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,265
Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.20

I don't think its going to show up in iTunes because its not an iPod.
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.20

You might try downloading and using the freeware Hidden Cleaner (or KopyMac, if you still can find it around anywhere)--good software for transfering files from a Mac to a non-Apple device.  Apple, unfortunately, chose to hinder and not help the connection of Macs to non-Apple devices--hmmmm, wonder why?   ;^)

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,265
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sansa Clip Zip Firmware 01.01.20

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@sherrin518 wrote:

Seriously, guys, how do I get my clipzip to work with my Mac? Instructions below are a joke.

I've set it to MSC, but now what? Not showing up on iTunes, or anywhere for that matter.

All help appreciated.


 

 

Check this out:

 

http://guyscharf.wordpress.com/mp3-on-macintosh/

 

It might help you. Smiley Happy