07-13-2015 12:46 PM - edited 08-26-2015 11:37 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 1.27 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.
Update using the Sansa Firmware Updater
New changes since 1.22
• Improved Compatibility with some micro-SD cards (Fix the 24MHz Clock in High Speed Mode)
New changes since 1.17
New changes since 1.09
08-27-2015 03:58 AM
" 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?
08-27-2015 09:19 AM
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.
08-27-2015 10:13 AM
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!
08-28-2015 01:54 PM
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?
08-31-2015 09:53 AM
Also can confirm that it is doing sorting correctly with and without the track number. 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.
09-03-2015 04:05 PM
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.
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.
09-03-2015 05:15 PM - edited 09-03-2015 05:15 PM
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.
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.