07-02-2011 05:58 PM - edited 07-03-2011 08:15 PM
Because FLAC is freeware it comes in a lot of different flavors. Some versions might take extra processing power from the Fuze--which, remember, does not have the resources of your laptop.You could try converting it to a newer or older version.
64-bit FLAC is not supported by SanDIsk. I don't know if Rockbox has figured out a way to play it.
The other variable might, conceivably, be the class of the card, which governs how fast the processor communicates with the memory. One poster had a class 2 card, the slowest. My 8GB and 16GB class 2 cards work fine, but I haven't tried a 32GB.
07-06-2011 01:27 PM
I have both 16 & 32GB SanDisk brand cards and have had absolutely no problems whatsoever playing FLAC files ripped using EAC from CD's. I've also used Winamp in a pinch for the FLAC conversion and no probs with those files either.
07-06-2011 02:37 PM
Your experience with the 16gb Sandisk card is strange indeed. All seems to be well until you try to play FLACs on it. All I can say is to return that card, if you haven't done so already, and just get another, even if it's also another Sandisk 16gb card. Whether it's a class 2 or a class 4 matters not.
I've used 8gb class 2 and 32gb class 4 Sandisk cards in my fuze to play FLACs ripped from CDs using MediaMonkey and I have never had any trouble whatsoever. They are properly tagged FLACs without added clutter and with embedded album art. I just use the drag-and-drop method to get the files onto the fuze in MSC mode. They're in folders by artist, then subfolders by album. With the CDs that have multiple discs, I also use subfolders by title and Disc number inside the album folder.
07-07-2011 12:04 PM
I have sent back the 16, I suppose I may even go for a 32 this time. These flac files have not been ripped from cd's, however the fact that they play fine on the PNY 8 gig and the internal memory tells me that it shouldn't matter.
Thanks for all the help folks, I'll update when I get a new card.