12-31-2008 09:28 PM
I dont. There seems to be lots of trouble with adding video to the device. I cant even add video to it because im using linux and the SMC doesnt work on linux and that is the only program that seems to work when converting videos to the Fuze. The product box said the fuze has compatability for Linux and I got happy and bought it but it stinks that I can not add videos because it really is not compatable. D:<
01-01-2009 08:27 AM
"I dont. There seems to be lots of trouble with adding video to the device."
Imo Sandisk should have left video support off the player. Watching videos on the Fuze doesn't seem worthwhile to me. The small screen, low bitrate, and hassles of converting the video for the player, as well as the short battery run time for video make video on the Fuze impractical. I bought my Fuze for audio, not video, and ignore the video support.
01-01-2009 10:36 AM
The problem with video isn't really so much with the Fuze as it is with the software to put video on the Fuze. There are way too many video formats out there and it only works properly with some as input. The other problem is the DMCA. People expect a simple process to take movies & shows from their DVDs and put them on the Fuze, but Sansa can't offer that.
01-01-2009 08:10 PM
I enjoy the video functionality for what I use it as. Why should they limit what their DEVICE can do if people like me enjoy it? Maybe you don't like it, but I do. No reason to cripple a device just because of personal, subjective reasons. Part of what sold me on the Fuze was ability to play videos, and it performs about to my expectations from the reviews I'd read. Not perfect, but it's good for cartoons especially.
01-02-2009 05:26 AM - edited 01-02-2009 05:27 AM
back to topic.... Clip hit the list for a combo of sound/size/price. All the others on the list have video, so what would make the Fuze stand out? With video screens, smaller doesn't mean better, and I read plenty of complaints about just getting video files converted to load on Fuze.
Message Edited by donp on 01-02-2009 08:27 AM
01-02-2009 07:38 AM
If you're going to pick a number one, the Clip has the advantage of being quite unique. Simply put, it is a no-brainer, just as Enzo and company stated. There is nothing on the market even close to the Sansa Clip, in terms of size, price, simplicity, battery life, function, and sound quality.
The Fuze blends some of this innovation over with the e200 series as a finished product (hence its name).
01-02-2009 08:00 AM
01-02-2009 08:37 AM
Interesting that three of these five players can play music ripped in AAC (iTunes' default format). AAC has gone from being a pseudo-proprietary format to a real standard. If Sansa wants to stop hearing "aw screw it, its easier to just return the Fuze and get another iPod", they need to support this ISO standard.
I agree with the Fuze not being on this list. Sure, it does video, but this forum is filled with problems getting video to work properly. And if it doesn't do video well, what does it have over the clip? Just the microSD slot (though to me, that's a big deal), but expanding capacity means loooong refresh times. Playlists are also a constant source of problems. I would have to think that Apple's strongest competition should be something without all these problems.
01-02-2009 08:52 AM
Can I have your Clip as a spare then? lol
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
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