10-04-2008 11:02 AM
Thanks for the new firmware, several things I like!
Again, this happens on the 2 different clips(my friend and mine), on I think I've tried 4 or 5 PC's with varying versions of WMP, XP, Vista, Win2k, etc.
10-04-2008 11:56 PM
Another easy upgrade!
I'm with the previous person who preferred the old start/shutdown logos but I did notice that startup and shutdown are a second or so faster than previous. And it is true that the metadata collection goes faster, I didn't time the before-and-after but it felt like 1/3 less time.
Thank you Sansa team!!
10-05-2008 09:24 AM
In response to the previous poster, my Clip was 1.01.29 and the startup time was an average of 7.2 sec, shutdown 3.75 sec. After upgrading to 1.01.30, startup is about 8 sec, shutdown is about 3.5 sec. So it does take a little longer to start up, but less to shut down. I have about 50 songs, and a few radio and voice recordings: 4GB Clip, 3.5GB free.
One thing I do LOVE is that the hold switch is designed perfectly. This is one of the problems with the PSP because they have the same slider-type: slide to turn on, slide to turn off, and push down to hold. Whenever I push up, I push to far and the whole PSP turns off! I love how the Clip makes you press up for a second before it turns off so no accidental turn-off. Nice implementation Sandisk!
10-05-2008 09:52 AM
Flac support is great. My whole music collection is flac encoded and I really appreciate it that I don't have to trans-code anymore.
It is a quantum jump in sound quality with my in-ear earphones.
Many thanks to the developers!
BTW this must be the smallest DAP with flac support.
10-05-2008 11:05 AM
I updated to 1.01.30a today, and it wiped out all my settings and songs on my clip. Did I do anyting wrong ? Or is this normal ? I have done firmware updates before with no issue, Thanks for any help.
10-05-2008 01:00 PM
Applying a new firmware should not interfere with the data area on your Clip. Unless formatted, your music should be there, at least from a device navigation standpoint. If you change USB modes, it will look like your music has "disappeared" on the PC, as files transferred in one mode (MSC / MTP) are not displayed while in the other mode.
Look on the device for your music, and it should still be available.
The cool new logo is outstanding on the Fuze. With its color LCD screen, the word sansa now appears in a large font, rotating and exploding into a zillion color pixels. These pixels coalesce into four color shapes, which are s and a. The middle of five characters is a black n. The wee square is the new sansa logo. If you run the Sansa Updater, this interface just received a major updating to its interface. The new logo is there too.
This was the closest approximation possible using the OLED display.
I am keeping my fingers crossed for a firmware port to the e200v2 series, taking advantage of its identical processor.
At the moment, I still enjoy the classic SanDisk sansa logos on it.
Hopefully, we can add the animated sansa logo to the Fuze as displayed on the corporate side of the site. Now THAT will be very cool indeed.
10-05-2008 02:32 PM
I figured the logo was something like that. And I understand the value on the development side to keep as much similar as possible between firmware families... but it is just FUGLY on the clip and I actually thought something had gotten messed up on my upgrade; it looked like some strange distorted flower with a square black center.
10-09-2008 02:11 PM
Thanks for the new Firmware!! The continuing improvements are always appreciated.
However, I was wondering about the
What is the improvement, exactly? The issue with the absolute/relative paths still seems to be there.
Also, PLEASE consider the Album Artist tag support for the next firmware!! I will not get tired of asking for that. And besides many practical reasons for it (the better handling of compilation albums, for example), I would invoke the fact that it is the default Artist sorting criterion in Windows Media Player, selectable (very easily) in Winamp as well.