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SanDisk User
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎03-03-2010

Big card + refreshing = Pain

Was wondering why there are so many requests for option to disable the database refreshing. Now my card has arrived, so I see why... Holy Zarquon...

 

Connect to PC, transfer a podcast to listen on the go, disconnect, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait... waaaaait... w...

 

Especially annoying if you do not use the database at all.

 

Developers, please make the firmware better, please make it optional...

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

Re: Big card + refreshing = Pain

The inflexibility of these players is annoying. The thing I find most annoying is the use of a built in battery, rather than an easily swappable one that can be charged outside the player. The lack of variable speed playback(with automatic pitch correction) is so annoying when playing podcasts. When a speaker is speaking too slowly, when I am playing the podcast on my pc using Windows Media Player, I boost the play speed to 1.4x or 1.5x, and the pitch is automatically corrected. On my mp3 players, I can only boost the speed slightly(perhaps only around 20%?), and the pitch is not corrected, so the voice does not sound natural. Because of this, thefast setting is basically useless.

 

I would also like to be able to customize the display, and have what I want displayed, and be able to choose the font size.

 

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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,317
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Big card + refreshing = Pain

Way to stay on-topic there, JK. Smiley Tongue
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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Big card + refreshing = Pain


JK98 wrote:

The inflexibility of these players is annoying. The thing I find most annoying is the use of a built in battery, rather than an easily swappable one that can be charged outside the player. The lack of variable speed playback(with automatic pitch correction) is so annoying when playing podcasts. When a speaker is speaking too slowly, when I am playing the podcast on my pc using Windows Media Player, I boost the play speed to 1.4x or 1.5x, and the pitch is automatically corrected. On my mp3 players, I can only boost the speed slightly(perhaps only around 20%?), and the pitch is not corrected, so the voice does not sound natural. Because of this, thefast setting is basically useless.

 

I would also like to be able to customize the display, and have what I want displayed, and be able to choose the font size.

 


Some things never change.Smiley Indifferent

iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520

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

Re: Big card + refreshing = Pain

"Some things never change.:smileyindifferent:"

 

It would be nice if Sandisk would make players that are more flexible.

 

When using these inflexible players, a quote comes to  mind.

 

"Men have become the tools of their tools"- Henry David Thoreau

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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,317
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Big card + refreshing = Pain


JK98 wrote:

"Some things never change.:smileyindifferent:"

 

It would be nice if Sandisk would make players that are more flexible.

 


It would be nice if people would learn how to properly quote someone by using the Quote button, so people know who said what rather than just cutting & pasting text and putting quotations marks around it.

 

Imo.

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SanDisk Professor
Posts: 507
Registered: ‎04-24-2008

Re: Big card + refreshing = Pain

JK98 why aren't you using rockbox?  Seems like something you would like.
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Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎06-21-2010

Re: Big card + refreshing = Pain

I'm with ya on this one!  It's VERY annoying!  When I'm done managing my music from my PC, then want to listen to my player, I have to wait like 10-15 minutes for it to refresh!   I have an 8GB player with a 16GB card, with over 2,000 songs.  You can imagine how long it takes to refresh!

 

But now it freezes up and won't even work, so that's another subject.

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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,317
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Big card + refreshing = Pain


Hairball wrote:

I'm with ya on this one!  It's VERY annoying!  When I'm done managing my music from my PC, then want to listen to my player, I have to wait like 10-15 minutes for it to refresh!   I have an 8GB player with a 16GB card, with over 2,000 songs.  You can imagine how long it takes to refresh!

 


 

Great! Back on-topic . . .

 

I don't have to imagine . . . 8 minutes max. Just find something else to do for those 8 minutes; go to the bathroom, get a snack, check your e-mail, read a few posts on the forum here. Really, its not that long.

 

I sure you probably waste more time than that texting your friends or sharing your last fingernail clipping session on Facebook.

 

Maybe even coughing up a you-know-what! :smileytongue:

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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,898
Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Big card + refreshing = Pain


Tapeworm wrote:

Hairball wrote:

I'm with ya on this one!  It's VERY annoying!  When I'm done managing my music from my PC, then want to listen to my player, I have to wait like 10-15 minutes for it to refresh!   I have an 8GB player with a 16GB card, with over 2,000 songs.  You can imagine how long it takes to refresh!

 


 

Great! Back on-topic . . .

 

I don't have to imagine . . . 8 minutes max. Just find something else to do for those 8 minutes; go to the bathroom, get a snack, check your e-mail, read a few posts on the forum here. Really, its not that long.

 

I sure you probably waste more time than that texting your friends or sharing your last fingernail clipping session on Facebook.

 

Maybe even coughing up a you-know-what! :smileytongue:


8 minutes? Smiley Surprised

Mine only takes about 5 minutes,  and that is with 3,600+ songs on it and 200MB reserved for podcasts. Longest so far was 5  minutesand 15 seconds, when I had exactly 3,700 songs on it.Smiley Wink

iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520