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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00


@chupacobras wrote:

Hi. I just ran this recent update and now I can no longer see the audiobooks folder in My Computer. I know that it should be in the podcast folder. I listen to audiobooks at least 3 hours per day.  I can still navigate to the audiobooks folder in the Sansa Fuze+ and it just shows and empty folder. Please tell me how to bring it back into My Computer so that I can load more books. Thank you.


Firmware updates have a habit of changiing the USB connectivity mode on you. Your computer cannot see content added except when connected in the same mode as when the files were added. I would try switching the mode to the other one (MTP or MSC) and see if that 'brings them back'. Avoid using the Auto Defect setting. It can cause these problems by the very nature of how it works.

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Registered: ‎11-17-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00

 


@neutron_bob wrote:

Unlike the previous Sansas, the new Fuze+ allows editing playlists after clicking the "Add to Playlist" choice when an individual track is open.  You will have the choice of addind / deleting the track from individual playlists, after first selecting the "add" choice in the initial menu.

 

With other models, the GoList is the only list that can be edited from the device itself.

 

The list can be transferred or modified from the PC when connected.

 

Bob  Smiley Very Happy


 

hi bob ! thanks for your answer Smiley Happy !

 

I've tried to make changes on the playlist from my computer but she's empty (0ko) ! but on the fuze+ there's more than 200 songs saved in the playlist oO there's a bug ? I've tried in MSC and MTP usb mode and under linux os and windows xp/7 but there's no differences...

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Registered: ‎10-29-2010

Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00

I have a stupid problem with the Podcast folder. Since upgrading to the 1.32.00 the main Podcast browser menu now shows up to 4 times as many tracks as there actually are.

 

e.g 12 episodes when in fact there are only three in the podcast

 

(some folders only show twice as many).

 

I'm Synchronising via 3rd party software to a folder on my PC using MSC mode and have had no problems prior to this.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00

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Hi.

 

I'm new here. Going to receive my Sansa Fuze+ player in a few weeks. Smiley Happy

 

I just wanted to ask that should I install each firmware one by one or can I just upgrade to the newest and it'll contain all the previous fixes too?

 

This will be my first Sandisk player as I've previously only used players by Creative.

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Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00


@Sapphire87 wrote:

Hi.

 

I'm new here. Going to receive my Sansa Fuze+ player in a few weeks. Smiley Happy

 

I just wanted to ask that should I install each firmware one by one or can I just upgrade to the newest and it'll contain all the previous fixes too?

 

This will be my first Sandisk player as I've previously only used players by Creative.


Just the latest. Each firmware is complete, containing all the previous updates as well.

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Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00

Ok. Thanks for answering my question.. Smiley Happy

 

That was the only thing that I really was wondering about.

 

Everything else about the player is quite clear.

 

Browsing this place sure has given me much valuable information already.

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Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00

Any idea/comments/information when the voice and fm recording thing will be fixed?
& of course the sluggish performance...

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Registered: ‎06-20-2008

Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00

I have mixed feelings with the new fuze+

 

On the plus side, when the touch controls work, they are sexy, and I like it.  The new menu system is awesome and the look of the product is great. 

 

Another fantastic feature which is not mentioned here is transfer rate.  The transfer rate via Rhapsody and Winamp is outstanding.  I love how fast Rhapsody channels now updates.  It's almost twice as fast.  The transfer rate for winamp is also sweet.

 

On the down side, the player takes too long to boot, the sluggish performance navigating menus is really annoying.

 

What I am finding is the biggest delay is when I go from "albums to Songs" in the Music menu.  Since I have over 4000 songs listed, when it has to make this list, it is several seconds and I just have to wait.

 

Unfortunately, I use Genre as my preferred method of picking music, which means I have to always navigate through the songs sub menu to get to Genre.

 

Ideally the lists should be seamless, but if Sansa can't physically make that happen, at least let us "order" the sub menus in a specific order.

 

Let me pick which sub menus I want in which order.  (Of course looping through menus would also allow me to navigate the other way and thus avoid the problematic "songs" menu.).

 

I also want to eliminate the "card" menu from the top like other menus.  Since the only navigation possibilities in "card" is by artist, it's not very useful.  Also, since the card is already integrated into the other menus, I don't see the necessity of the "card" menu unless a "slot music" card is inserted.

 

Either way, let me disable that menu if I wish.

 

The higher catalog size (10,000) is nice and hopefully will be expanded even further considering a 16GB unit can eventually support 48GB. 

 

I think since Sandisk does it's "capacity" based on 128Kbit/Sec MP3's, then the database size should also sized accordingly.

 

I have high hopes for the device.  There were similar "gaffs" with the Fuze when it first came out  (such as non-looping menus and a "fixed" scroll rate).  Sandisk matured the product nicely and eventually the Fuze became my favorite player.

 

 

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Registered: ‎01-16-2011

Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00

 

@sabina wrote:

I really want to like this player, but so far there's just a lot of room for improvement...

 

What I would love more than anything in an update would be for my player not to be sluggish.  My library is not even full.  I can deal with the slow start up, but when it takes several seconds between EACH music menu?  That's a problem, especially if I want to listen by genre or playlist, it takes FOREVER to get there.

 

What I would love even more than that would be to trade in for the same player with tactile buttons, because these touch controls are pretty much aweful.  It compounds the lag problem, because I don't know if the touch controls just didn't register, or if the player is just taking a while to respond.

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I am forced to whole heartedly agree... I really wish I had just returned this thing to newegg.com within the first 30days but I kept thinking, "oh well maybe the next firmware will fix it" but no, it is still a laggy POS... why can't you guys fix this? it's ridiculous, I know it's not an iPod touch or anything, but come on it was still almost $120 when I purchased it, that's not exactly "pocket change"... seriously hope I can find some 3rd party firmware, cause this crap BLOWS!!!

 

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Re: Sansa Fuze+ Firmware 01.32.00

The voice recording issue has been identified and the fix should come in the next firmware release. Before everyone asks I have not been given a release date for the next firmware.


As to the sluggish performance. The initial investigation points to the way the device is integrating the library for the external card. The way this was handled in previous Sansa devices was changed to cut down on database refresh time. In the Fuze+ the external card content is rebuilt on the fly. This was done to cut down on database refresh time.  This is likely what is leading to sluggish performance with large amounts of data stored on the external card. For an immediate work around you can reduce the data stored on the external card. We are looking into way to improve this function but may end up changing the integration to happen during database refresh. This will lead to longer refresh times but should resolve the sluggish performance when changing menus. 


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