06-04-2014 03:25 PM
The sandisk players are the only ones that worked for me and at a fraction of the cost of the other supposedly premium players. A lot of these players back in the day that got great reviews had major overlooked problems.
I've never spent more than fourty five bucks on a sansa player. iI've owned everything since the clip plus including the fuze plus and the zip. I guess I won't be purchasing this player though. The fuze plus, clip plus and zip just worked for me even though most hated the zip and fuze plus. I have used the crud out of these players for hours a day and still am but the batteries are giving on all of them. I could buy another zip but I would rather have something better.
It looks like the only major players left are sony, apple and sandisk. sony and sandisk are each only still manufacturing one player from at least what I can tell from what's available. Most of these small tablet manufacturers have ceased production on mp3 players as well like visual land. wWe're all supposed to go around listening to music on smartphones and tablets now. I don't want mobile phone service or even a smartphone so I guess I'm going to be hiking around the mountains with a large tablet in hand just to listen to music. I guess i could buy a 50 dollar dragon touch tablet and just lug that around. IIm using a kindle right now to type this but it has very limited memory for music and its one of those things I don't want to mess up on a several mile hike.
06-04-2014 09:32 PM
So, what's the point of allowing a 32GB external card if the database is limited to 2000 files?
I can live with how it works that it actually plays songs in order now and doesn't ask to "activate my device" when I start an audiobook on the SD card.
I get it that you want to limit functionality based on the chipset to reach a price point, but limiting number of files is utterly ridiculous. Did you know that Sandisk sells memory chips? They probably make more money selling 32GB chips than 8GB chips. Why do they insist on irritating their userbase and limiting what we can use on an SD card?
I wish I could understand why these decisions are made, but it seems like Sandisk can't find its rear with both hands this time.
06-05-2014 06:53 AM
Dear friends Tapeworm and Miikerman,
Is it possible to upload the previous firmware? The ability to be flexible is very important I believe. Some users are not happy with the update, others like me would like to test the update but only if they were sure that they can go back to the previous firmware 1.09.
06-05-2014 10:01 AM
Hopefully, the good folks at SanDisk will get back on this. Currently, the earlier firmware doesn't exist other than in an already-installed fashion on a new player.
06-05-2014 10:28 AM
Good to see there's now a lock option and that tracks are sorted correctly; not that I'd call either of those things enhancements. (I'd gone back to my Clip + as those two problems made the Sport pretty much unusable for me)
Still finding that sometimes there can be annoying delays between pressing a button and the command happening when the display has been off. For example, press pause and the display wakes up first then playback stops; the same problem exists when you want to resume playback. Personally I have no interest in seeing what's on the display when I use pause nor when I resume playback within a few minutes as I already know what I'm listening to and it seems like the display waking is causing the delay.
It's a shame that the internal and external memory is still split.
06-05-2014 01:49 PM
Overall the firmware update is a big improvement for the way I use the Clip Sport. The one thing I still would like to see added is gapless playback. The Clip + and Zip do gapless playback fairly well. In my initial frustration with the Clip Sport, I went and put out the big bucks for an Ipod Nano. I understand you get what you pay for, but I must say the Nano does gapless playback better than any of the clips.
06-12-2014 07:59 AM - edited 06-12-2014 08:01 AM
No, but this was reported by someone else a few days ago. The SanDisk development team has been made aware of it, and hopefully they will identify the bug and fix it in the next f/w update. This happens frequently where one thing gets fixed, but something else gets unintentionally broken as a result of it.
06-12-2014 11:06 AM
There is still problem with audiobooks. It is not critical but is definitely annoying.
If the audiobook is divided into multiple files, and for some reason you start to listening to, let's say, second file for 5 minutes, then realise that there this is not a correct file and switch to previous one and start to listening from that file.
Then, when first file ends, clip sport continues to second file, but not from the begining, it automatically continues from the 5 minutes mark. This is not optimal as player makes gaps in narrative. In case of audiobook i never heard before i didnt even noticed that.
If you select file directly it should continue from last played position, but if same file is played in sequence, it should start from the begiginig of that file. Well, at least in my opinion. Or, perhaps, I'm doing something wrong.
06-15-2014 01:44 PM
I have few problems with the firmware:
1) When I add songs to GoList from Folder/External Card, they don´t get added to the playlist. Only songs from internal memory can be added to the GoList?
2) Why is actual time not shown on the display? It could be shown in the top next to the battery. What is the point of setting time and date, if it is shown nowhere?
3) If I want to add song to GoList I have to play it first, so I can access the menu (Music options) by pressing the down button. This is really annoying. Why can’t I for example press and hold the down button in the song select screen to access the "Music options"? Why do I have to play the song first? I want to add songs to GoList and listen to different song when I am doing it.
4) The alphabetical order is wrong in my Folder/External card. It starts with A and goes to Z, all right. But some folders are placed after Z, even if they begin with A-Y. Is there a reason for this? For example folder Audiobooks is currently lowest on the list even if it begins with A. Why is it not on the top of the list??