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Registered: ‎07-20-2007

SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

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 1.29 Download and Installation instructions

 

SanDisk has released firmware version 1.29 for the SanDisk Clip Sport. Download links and the release notes are available below.

SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 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 1.29".


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 1.27

 

Bugs Fixed:
- Fixed issue where the Clip Sport is not detected by Audible manager

 

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

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Newbie
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Registered: ‎12-31-2015

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

I don't see any mention that since 1.17, the new firmware 1.29 has increased the object limit from 2000 to 4000 (per memory area, i.e. 4000 internal memory + 4000 external memory)

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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

the database was not increased to 4000. 1.28 was a beta FW and the beta is now closed. The file limit was not increased in 1.29. 

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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

The earlier beta software can be found though alternate sources, such as the anythingbutipod.com SanDisk players forum.   Smiley Happy

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Posts: 18
Registered: ‎01-08-2011

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

Still no fix for Audible enhanced format books cutting off 2+ minutes early.

 

Will this ever get remedied?

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SanDisk Professor
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Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

You may find useful advice in the string of comments in this SanDisk Forum link.

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/SanDisk-Clip-Sport/Audible-playback-Issues/td-p/339899

 

I think the comments from "MasterJoop" appear to be helpful. Maybe look for other postings from this user.

 

 

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Newbie
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎01-08-2011

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

I know if I use format 4 I won't have the problem, except I like the enhanced audio better and I like to have the books in one file per.

 

I have no idea why this is such a problem for them.

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Registered: ‎04-24-2016

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

ogg cover picture tag? rename playlist *.pl?

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Registered: ‎03-06-2016

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

All,  I'm trying to install RockBox and it needs the firmware in a .bin file.  Where can I install that from?  Thanks for the help.

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SanDisk Professor
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Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.29 released

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Be careful before adding "bin" files to your Clip Sport.

From everything I have read across this SanDisk User Forum, the Clip Sport (and Clip Jam) do not support Rockbox.

For example, read the discussion from user JK98 at this link:

   http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/SanDisk-Clip-Sport/Clip-Sport-or-Sanza-Clip/m-p/333577#M1222