05-02-2014 10:01 PM
It is a sad state of affairs. I don't use my Rockboxed Clip Zip all the time, but I don't want to be without it......and the Sport is not an acceptable replacement for it.
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
05-03-2014 09:36 AM
My understanding is that it is a hardware limitation as well. Regardless, it is a limitation.
05-04-2014 09:22 AM
I don't think its physically possible for hardware to limit how two lists of things are shown on a screen. If you can show list a and you can show list b, you'd be able to show elements from both a and b.
Probably what was meant is that they do not intend to change the GUI, not that it cannot be done.
05-10-2014 02:42 PM
Can always ask Creative. They're quite good in screwing up card integration, or in their case, the complete lack of it.
This player makes no sense. Get the Clip zip and you lose the elapsed time bar. Instead of bring it back in a firmware update they put it back in the Clip Sport. But now you sacrifice card integration. They really only improve one thing, battery life. Otherwise, from reading reviews and complaints, it seems like everything else is a step backward. And if you're going to make the thing bigger, add bluetooth for Christmas sake. Did you really need better battery life on a product that already had much better than average battery life? I just don't get it. This company seems to be very out of touch with its user base. And if sales continue to be lackluster, you'll be keeping all your bugs and issues because firmware fixes won't be happening. They'll just move on to generation 5 just like they've done before.
05-30-2014 04:53 PM
Wow, what an eyeful. Posts on other topics have suggested I might be able to access more than 32GB on the card, if I buy one of those new 64GB sdxc cards and format it using FAT-32. Then I can move everything off the internal memory, and play it all. Of course, Sandisk makes the cards, so promotional comments may be misleading.
If it works, I'll just have the file limit (~6,000 songs internal+card on my old clipzip, but probably fewer on just the memory card) to stay below, and I'm guessing that's not much more than 32GB anyway.
If not, I'm not inclined to "upgrade" to one of these older Clip players. The ClipZip battery didn't even outlast the warranty, which is probably why Best Buy no longer carries it. I'll just return ClipSport for store credit, buy music with it, and give up on the idea that there are reliable memory-card-capable music players out there.