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SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

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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 1.27 Download and Installation instructions

 

SanDisk has released firmware version 1.27 for the SanDisk Clip Sport. Download links and the release notes are available below.

SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 Download and Installation instructions

Update using the Sansa Firmware Updater
For Sansa Firmware Updater - Click here to download


Manual Firmware Update (Download and Instructions)
Manual Firmware Update (All Regions) - Click here to download
All languages are now in one firmware version. After firmware update you will need to select your Language and Region preference.

Remove any external card from the Clip Sport before performing firmware update
• Ensure your battery is > 50% full.
• Plug in your SanDisk Clip Sport to your computer.
• Download and save the upgrade.hex file linked above to folder on your computer.
• Drag the file to the root directory of your SanDisk Clip Sport
• Disconnect the SanDisk Clip Sport and let the firmware update begin.
• Once it finally finishes doing its update, it will turn itself off.
• Turn the Clip Sport on, Select your language and region preference
• Once its back to the main menu, head to "Settings" >"System Settings"> "Info", and verify the "Version" is now 1.27".


SanDisk Clip Sport Release notes

This new firmware has various enhancements and bug fixes, including key fixes listed below. Upon completion of the firmware upgrade, the device will turn off; power on the device to complete the upgrade process.  If the device does not initiate or complete, press & hold the Power switch for 15 seconds to reset the device and then press and hold power button again for 1 second to restart

 

New changes since 1.22

 

Bugs Fixed:
• Improved sorting spec for Audiobooks and podcasts. Track number sorting is now supported
• Fixed OGG file playback and "File format can't support" issue

 

Enhancements:

• Improved Compatibility with some micro-SD cards (Fix the 24MHz Clock in High Speed Mode)

 

New changes since 1.17

 

Bugs Fixed:
• Fixed playback issue of some FLAC and OGG Vorbis files 

 

New changes since 1.09

 

Enhancements:
• Added Key Lock (Press and Hold Back Button for 2 seconds to enable Key lock, Press and hold back button 2 seconds to disable Key lock)
• Added Track number sorting using ID3 tags

Bugs Fixed:
• Notification translations and clarity improved
• Shuffle algorithm improved
• Battery notifications added

Design Limitations:
• Maximum database size supported is now 2000 objects for internal memory and 2000 objects for external memory
• Sorting tracks by Genre is no longer available

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 258
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

Seems to work fine so far, shuffle play included.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

" Improved Compatibility with some micro-SD cards (Fix the 24MHz Clock in High Speed Mode)"

 

What does this mean??????? Does it mean that class 10 Sandisk micro SDHC cards will now be supported without issues? It is annoying having to buy class 4 cards for the player which not only load much slower than class 10 ones, but are now often more expensive than class 10 cards. I am wondering if the availability of class 4 cards will start diminishing. It would be nice if micro SDXC support is added, so the cards don't need to be formatted as FAT32, and the class 10 speed doesn't cause issues. 

 

Will any effort be made to try to enlarge the maximum size of the card database, or to include an option so that one could have a 4,000 song database limit for card memory, even if it means sacrificing the internal memory database?

dgp
Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-15-2015

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

This update seems to have fixed the Audible audiobook resume feature. After the previous update, 1.22, an audiobook would not resume when the player was turned off and on again. Now it resumes the book when the player is turned back on, just as it did when new out of the box. Very happy to have this bug fixed.

dgp
Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎08-15-2015

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

I've had a chance to confirm that this update also fixes the ordering problem for MP3 audiobooks from Overdrive. The parts of the book now sort correctly in order by file name. The books also resume where left off when the player is turned back on. Big improvement over the previous firmware!

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-28-2015

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

My firmware updater software notified me that an update was available, so I updated it. The software said the update was complete and that I should disconnect my Sansa Sport to complete the udpate. So I did. Now the Sport just says "transferring". Can't connect it to my computer, can't charge it, can't do anything with the buttons. What do I do?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,548
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

Press and hold the center select button until the player turns off then turn it back on and try again. 

SanDisk User
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎10-08-2010

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

Also can confirm that it is doing sorting correctly with and without the track number. Smiley Happy WIth the SD card as welll as it would sometimes get jumbled up but would sort if did a long reset but now this isn't happening. At least now I don't have to take out the track #'s now to get it to sort numerically and alphabetically.

 

I do like the longer batterly life and the better build then the zip. So now I mostly have what I need for this player.

 

Only issue I have now is (which I know is going to change) is the delay for pausing which in most situations it isn't a big deal but when listening to a language podcast and want to pause before I hear the answer it is an issue and have to us my zip for this. Similar the fact the rewind is less exact to just go back one phrase. Which to have a player that is little more exacting for something you are studying (more of an indoor player) would be nice. But whatever. I suspect not going to happen and don't need a sport player or a clip player for this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-03-2015

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

Very, very disappointed at the loss of Genre sorting.  This is ESSENTIAL for all real music lovers. I have Classical (for which I set composer as Artist and work as Album), Jazz and Rock music on cards and the main disk.  Being able to switch easily between these is important to me.
Sadly, I damaged my wonderful little Zip 4gB, so had to buy a new model, and now I find we've gone backwards technologically ~ it even truncates the names of albums, artists and tracks, which it didn't before!
New firmware and new machines are supposed to improve things for the user, surely?

And this nannying nonsense about volume means some of the music is inaudible (real music has a large dynamic range) half the time.  My ears are my responsibility, not yours.
Wish I hadn't bought a Sansa now!  Waste of cash.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,265
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.27 released

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@DaiLowe wrote:


New firmware and new machines are supposed to improve things for the user, surely?

 


 

Only if they are designed that way. Which the Clip Sport & Jam were not. They are limtied function/featured players offered at a lower price.

 


@DaiLowe wrote:

 

And this nannying nonsense about volume means some of the music is inaudible (real music has a large dynamic range) half the time.  My ears are my responsibility, not yours.


 

You must live in some part of Europe. Tell this to your gov't. leaders/officials; it's THEIR idea and restriction, NOT SanDisk's. They are only complying with the law so that they can sell products there. Fortunately, there is a work-around. With some brands of mp3/audio devices there is not.