12-31-2015 02:48 AM
In the fuze I had in the past when I pressed forward & held in down it gradually faster the longer I held the button. Ideal for larger 10h+ books.
With the clip sport this fast forward stops at 2min increments. Utterly useless unless I want to keep the button pressed down for many minutes.
Are the other clip's as bad?
Increasingly frustrated with this incarnation.
12-31-2015 07:45 AM
What other Clips? Currently, there is only the Clip Sport and Jam. And they are pretty much the same player with the same processor, identical limitations and similar firmware. So I would assume they operate the same as well.
If you can find one of the older Clip+'s or Zips, then they are from the older generation players (with different processor), so those would behave/operate closer to the Fuze. Problem is, they've been out of production for some time now, so prices from those who still have them (even re-furbs) are quite a bit higher.
12-31-2015 07:53 AM
Sort of what expected. Sansa seems to have gone backwards after a promising start. The fuze & view were decent machines.
The clips just seem poor cousins in comparison. From digging about online seems that they have gone down a route of cheaper components & less resources. If the inability to support rockbox is anything to go by, grossly under-resourced.
What with the audible issues, throttled resources & processor, limitations on filename sizes it's becoming apparent that the clip just isn't up to being usable for audiobooks.
12-31-2015 11:35 AM
The original Clip, Clip+ and Clip Zip are super--it's only with the Sport and Jam that the move to the newer and less-powerful (!) processor chip was made and these problems arose. Seeming due to the original chip's manufacturer's discontinuance of the original chip.
Interestingly, a new, promising DAP from a competitor, using a chip from the same family of the chip in the Sport and Jam, is suffering issues similar to the Sport and Jam. I'm not an engineer, but isn't a suitable (and even, more powerful) replacement for the original Clip chip available at this point in time? It's been more than 8 years since the original Clip came out--usually, technology becomes cheaper over time, and more powerful . . . .