Reply
Highlighted
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,676
Registered: ‎12-04-2008

Re: Fuze f/w update suggestions

I think we all agree on this.

Conversion Box
Did you notice this forum has a search function? Its not impossible to figure that someone else asked your question before you did, and we have answered it(probably multiple times). Check it out! Or Check out the Knowledge Base

Highlighted
SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 253
Registered: ‎02-25-2009

Re: Fuze f/w update suggestions


Conversionbox wrote: 

Tenzip you havent been on here very long but I am sure you have seen the millions of repeat questions that get asked. I can tell you one thing beyond the shadow of a doubt, if not for that "Ginormous Lock Icon" we would have hundereds of people in here going "My Scroll Wheel wont work this thing sucks..." Or "Why wont my player do anything"and it will unboudtedly be because the fuze is locked and they cant see that massive lock Icon. I do like the idea about when the player gets locked the screen goes dark but, there needs to be some sort of action when buttons are pressed, my thought would be the word LOCK in white on the black background, thats only on for perhaps 1/2 of a second. 


Yes, I know about lusers, er, I mean users.  I deal with them every day.  I'm the whole IT department for a small/medium sized company, so I get to do everything from hold the hand of the department manager that can barely run the mouse without cutting himself, to writing specs for, buying, and installing/setting up the servers and all the software on them.

 

Having it flash up for 1/2 second is more than long enough to read/comprehend it.  2 seconds, which is ~ how long the icon now appears on the screen, is serious overkill, IMO.  Maybe this is overkill too, but I'd just as soon have none of the buttons do anything at all until the player is off lock.  Perhaps "Lock action" could be added to the system settings menu, with "Normal" and "Blackout" options.  Obviously not something that will get into the next f/w update, but maybe in a future one?  To me, locked means locked, I was actually surprised that it lit up the screen by just bumping the wheel the first time I locked it.  I had expected nothing at all to happen until I took it off lock.

 

I also found a "bug".  I guess it has to be called that.  After turning on my Fuze a few minutes ago, I hit play before the "now playing" screen was visible, (still sansa icon onscreen).  The song that was playing before I turned it off started up right where it left off, but while it's playing, the red double-bar "pause" icon is showing.  So I hit play/pause again, and the green arrow shows, and the song continues to play.  Being a nosy, curious sort, I then tried pause/play again, and the song paused for about 1/4 second before continuing, but with the red pause icon now displayed.  After that song ends, operation returns to normal, but for the duration of that song, it's impossible to pause playback.

 

Not really a big deal, just kind of a weirdness.  I know the cure, don't push play before the now playing screen is visible.

 

 

 

 

DAPs: Fuze 8GB+16GB for office, Meizu miniPlayer 4GB for the car, Clip 8GB for walking around.
Headphones:: Sleek Audio SA-6 (treble ++), Koss KSC75 modded, Grado SR-80i, Grado-225.
Highlighted
SanDisk User
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎03-07-2009

Re: Fuze f/w update suggestions

The fuze needs better video support and get rid of SMC.

 

 

I would also like setting a pic as the background

Highlighted
SanDisk User
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎12-08-2008

Re: Fuze f/w update suggestions

[ Edited ]

I like the idea of my own picture in the background!  A little personalization!  As far as scrolling text, would it be so bad as to have multiple options? (Slow, Normal, Fast) Lock options would be good too!  I am in favor of gapless playback, WMA Lossless support, Folder Browsing, and more tag info.  Oh, I almost forgot!  More Video format support!

XC Fan

Message Edited by XCFan on 04-06-2009 07:15 PM
XC Fan

8GB Sansa Fuze
v. 01.02.26
Highlighted
SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 328
Registered: ‎04-07-2009

Re: Fuze f/w update suggestions

Just got a Fuze about a month ago. Very pleased with it. Got a 4GB because I like the red one and added a 16GB card. 20 GB is such a tiny package.... ah bliss! My previous player, the Trekstor Vibez has died. Trekstor is not making it anymore. It was far and away the best player on the market.

I do adore the Fuze, though.

  • As has been stated in this thread, the ability to view ALL tag info. Many times I want to double check the bit rate of a tune (might be an old one I ripped at 128 and I would want to rerip), or make sure it has the right info.
  • Stay on the view I choose. This is the one annoyance I have with the Fuze. If I set it to the EQ visualization or to album art  *blink* it switches back to 'track view' at the very next song. Can't it just stay in the view I choose? I'd also like it to stay in the "now playing" list if I so choose. That switches back after like 30 seconds.

 

I originally came here to ask for bookmarking in Audiobooks. Downloaded one from the library last night and could find no way to save my place and come back. While double checking to make sure it didn't before I posted I found the "RESUME PLAYBACK" or "START FROM THE BEGINNING" option when coming back to an audiobook. Very cool!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_______________
4GB Red Fuze/16GB Card
Highlighted
SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 218
Registered: ‎07-20-2008

Re: Fuze f/w update suggestions


@Peregrine wrote:

Just got a Fuze about a month ago. Very pleased with it. Got a 4GB because I like the red one and added a 16GB card. 20 GB is such a tiny package.... ah bliss! My previous player, the Trekstor Vibez has died. Trekstor is not making it anymore. It was far and away the best player on the market.

I do adore the Fuze, though.

  • As has been stated in this thread, the ability to view ALL tag info. Many times I want to double check the bit rate of a tune (might be an old one I ripped at 128 and I would want to rerip), or make sure it has the right info.
  • Stay on the view I choose. This is the one annoyance I have with the Fuze. If I set it to the EQ visualization or to album art  *blink* it switches back to 'track view' at the very next song. Can't it just stay in the view I choose? I'd also like it to stay in the "now playing" list if I so choose. That switches back after like 30 seconds.

 

I originally came here to ask for bookmarking in Audiobooks. Downloaded one from the library last night and could find no way to save my place and come back. While double checking to make sure it didn't before I posted I found the "RESUME PLAYBACK" or "START FROM THE BEGINNING" option when coming back to an audiobook. Very cool!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I also agree with keeping the screen on the current section. I hate when I'm viewing songs or a different, I get side tracked and talk to someone, then when I press a button to activate the screen LED, it goes back to the song display and then I have to navigate all the way back to that menu.

Highlighted
SanDisk Professor
Posts: 579
Registered: ‎12-02-2008

Re: Fuze f/w update suggestions


@Conversionbox wrote:

@VisualBasicJedi wrote:

I think that a good update would be to Add a picture background option and an option for a numeric password or something like that when you turn it on.

and i agree that the text needs to scroll faster.


Why a password? It seems like an annying feature, even if you feel you need it. I can see haveing a password for adding and removing files but not for turning it on.


 
A laptop or PDA is likely loaded with confidential info.  On a media player, more likely stuff you don't want your kids (or parents?) to see.
While doable, passwords would be a pain on a device with no text or numeric entry mechanism. 

 

Highlighted
SanDisk User
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎04-12-2009

Re: Fuze f/w update suggestions

An N digit password would be able to be selected quite easily using the scroll wheel like the dial on a safe to scroll (rotate?) through the digits and centre to select.
[rockbox] Sansa Fuze 8GB Silver + 16GB;
FLAC [RG]: 881kbps;
lossyFLAC --portable [RG]: 378kbps;
Highlighted
SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 218
Registered: ‎07-20-2008

Re: Fuze f/w update suggestions

Wrap around scrolling in every menu + these suggestions: http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=featuresuggestions&thread.id=1024

 

And the suggestions on this thread would be even better.