12-04-2014 01:31 PM - edited 06-02-2015 07:55 AM
Firmware is the software code that powers your Clip Sport. You can think of it as the operating system. SanDisk actively and periodically updates the capabilities, functionality, and reliability of the Firmware. For an optimal experience with your Clip Sport, SanDisk recommends that you update your Firmware with each new release. It’s fast, easy, and free!
SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.22 Download and Installation instructions
SanDisk has released firmware version 1.22 for the SanDisk Clip Sport. Download links and the release notes are available below.
Update using the Sansa Firmware Updater
New changes since 1.17
New changes since 1.09
12-13-2014 12:27 PM
Well, the RDS PS is being displayed again which is kind of nice. To bad that the FM tuner in the Clip Sport is so poor compared to Clip+/Zip. Where the other two has good stereo reception the sport is playing mostly static or poor mono (same headphones used).
12-13-2014 12:46 PM
The track sorting / memory constraints issue on the Clip Sport firmware is actually an own goal. State this as a feature, when marketing the device. Then fail miserably when attempting to execute.
I looked into how to fix this, before realising it does NOT need to be a feature anyway.
Nobody actaully needs all track and album names to be loaded into memory, and 'sorted'. This will ONLY provide support for being able to scroll through a list is ALL tracks ALPHABETICALLY listed. I have only ever used that feature rarely, on a desktop PC, to find obscure B-tracks in my vast collection. It is not of any value on the Clip Sport, which wont even store ALL my music.
My priorities, which I'm sure are not unique, are:
Points for achieving: 40, 30, 20, and 10 (%)
Current score (firmware: v1.22): 15% (FAIL, incomplete on 3rd and 4th)
12-13-2014 02:40 PM
Unfortunately, I think that the more limited hardware can explain a great deal . . . .
12-14-2014 11:07 AM
I think the firmware on the older devices was made by Sandisk, whereas the new one was probably made by the company that designed the hardware, so a lot of features that were in the old player's firmware were probably never implemented in the new one.
12-14-2014 12:10 PM
True and I'm aware of that the SoC used has very little memory but a good and optimized firmware should be able to compensate this to some extent. Perhaps the problem is that this little device is trying to be something it isn't and therefore fails all together. Quite sad even if I must confess I still like it...