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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

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Hi all,

 

I bought my 8Gb Fuze over Christmas as an emergency measure while my other players were sent in for repairs and I'm really happy with it.  That being said, having drowned in this thread for days now, I have a couple questions (no, one of them *isn't* when will the firmware be released - I'm quite content to wait on the assumption that it's being properly tested):

 

Will the new Fuze firmware FINALLY have gapless playback?  Regardless of what anyone else says, this is a must have, at least for me.  Hopefully it will be implemented in such a way that it supports mp3, flac and ogg although I could get by with the first two only.  Heck, if software devs for Winamp, Foobar, XMPlay and VUPLayer could figure out the way around the format limitations, I see no reason why firmware engineers can't.

 

The other thing I'd love to see this player get is folder support.  Yes, I've read the nonsense that it's good enough for Apple users so it should be good enough for Sandisk users.  Rubbish.  If I was an Apple chowderhead, I'd have bought an Apple player - I prefer not to settle for medioctiry. Smiley Happy Smiley Happy Smiley Wink  My other two players by Cowon (an X5 and an iAudio 7) both support folders and I find that essential for the way I organize / play music.

 

However, given the choice, I'd pick gapless over folder support.

 

Sooo, anyone know the answers?  Inquiring minds want to know...

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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update


@roj wrote:

Hi all,

 

I bought my 8Gb Fuze over Christmas as an emergency measure while my other players were sent in for repairs and I'm really happy with it.  That being said, having drowned in this thread for days now, I have a couple questions (no, one of them *isn't* when will the firmware be released - I'm quite content to wait on the assumption that it's being properly tested):

 

Will the new Fuze firmware FINALLY have gapless playback?  Regardless of what anyone else says, this is a must have, at least for me.  Hopefully it will be implemented in such a way that it supports mp3, flac and ogg although I oculd get by with the first two only.  Heck, if software devs for Winamp, Foobar, XMPlay and VUPLayer could figure out the way around the format limitations, I see no reason why firmware engineers can't.

 

The other thing I'd love to see this player get is folder support.  Yes, I've read the nonsense that it's good enough for Apple users so it should be good enough for Sandisk users.  Rubbish.  If I was an Apple chowderhead, I'd have bought an Apple player - I prefer not to settle for medioctiry. Smiley Happy Smiley Happy Smiley Wink  My other two players by Cowon (an X5 and an iAudio 7) both support folders and I find that essential for the way I organize / play music.

 

However, given the choice, I'd pick gapless over folder support.

 

Sooo, anyone know the answers?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Message Edited by roj on 04-04-2009 11:14 AM
Message Edited by roj on 04-04-2009 11:14 AM

Gappless is in the works. But not in this firmware. Folder nav is in the works as well, but we havent heard if it is ready to implement. We will just have to see.


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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update


@RREbi wrote:
Before we all get lost in the world of literature, where is the firmware update?
Message Edited by RREbi on 04-04-2009 10:31 AM

At the risk of sounding like the proverbial broken record, I am going to copy and paste my response to this question in another thread today. Smiley Happy

 


@The-Anti-iPod wrote:
So I thought this amazing firmware was supposed to come out back in march.

They never listed a specific date. They said, "The end of Q1, 2009". If we haven't seen it yet, that means they're trying to make it work properly before they release it to the public. So just chill out and relax.....the Fuze is working just fine already, any improvements are just gravy!


 
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

Just a guess ... but I think folder browsing will be in this update. Sansafix's hinted that the coming update will make us not need/want Rockbox. We know gapless has been ruled out for this update, so I think folder browsing may what he was hinting.
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Thanks and that's great.  Both features are on the way.  I can wait. Smiley Happy  Ya gotta love a company that listens to its customers.  Does Sansa release quarterly firmware updates (give or take - just a ballpark)?
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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

I would also like to see gapless playback!  At least in Albums and Audio books, as some albums have transitions.  (Newsboys Live: Houston We Are Go) and other LIVE albums.  I would like to see it implemented here (maybe w/ an option to turn it off for people who don't want it) but not necessarily for shuffle, as it may just sound strange!  I've been following this thread for a while!  I can't wait for the new Firmware!

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Re: Sansa Fuze Firmware Update

I guess it's a sign of the times, I don't know, but it's interesting that, these days, there must be no break in sound output...not even for 2 seconds between songs... in order to satisfy people.
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@Robisan wrote:
Just a guess ... but I think folder browsing will be in this update. Sansafix's hinted that the coming update will make us not need/want Rockbox. We know gapless has been ruled out for this update, so I think folder browsing may what he was hinting.

Im thinking that is an option but possibly more realistic is open format video, or the elimination of the need for SMC at least.


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@lewislink wrote:
I guess it's a sign of the times, I don't know, but it's interesting that, these days, there must be no break in sound output...not even for 2 seconds between songs... in order to satisfy people.

Its pretty valuable for things like Audiobooks i guess. But in my case atleast, Its for albums that were meant to be listened to with out breaks, Dark Side of the Moon for instance.


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@lewislink wrote:
I guess it's a sign of the times, I don't know, but it's interesting that, these days, there must be no break in sound output...not even for 2 seconds between songs... in order to satisfy people.

Its pretty valuable for things like Audiobooks i guess. But in my case atleast, Its for albums that were meant to be listened to with out breaks, Dark Side of the Moon for instance.


I'm really dating myself here, but in those instances where there is a seamless flow of music from one track to another, I rip the CD into 2 parts ......so in essence you have 2 album "sides" like in the glory days of vinyl.  Each side is seamless- no breaks.  So I can decide if I want to listen to side A or side B without having the breaks in playback.

 

I'm not a singles person so it doesn't affect my playback experience by not being able to exactly pinpoint a particular cut in this instance.

 

So, gapless for me would be nice, but not all that essential.

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