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Old 07-31-2013, 11:32 AM
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The sandisk firmware isn't horrible. I don't feel it's quite as usable as the Clip+ in the OF but that's mainly due to info that isn't displayed. I usually advise that you try the OF(official firmware). It's fairly easy to use and won't have the learning curve of becoming familiar with Rockbox. If nothing else it gives you what you need to judge the difference between the two experiences.

Don't forget Rockbox on the Clip Zip is dual boot. If you ever decide you want to use the OF all you have to do is hold the right button during power up and it goes to the sandisk firmware. Check the manual for which button that is, I haven't used the OF in quite a while and don't remember off hand which one it is.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:42 AM
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hi skip,

ok cool thanks - good advice as always - cheers - will try out the OF first then

just realised that my 32gb card in my desire has all sorts of other stuff on it - better get myself a clean 32gb sdhc pronto!

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Old 07-31-2013, 02:55 PM
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Hold down the left button while powering on to boot into the SanDisk firmware.

Also don't forget that many (most? all?) 64GB cards will work in the Clip Zip.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:50 PM
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Hold down the left button while powering on to boot into the SanDisk firmware.

Also don't forget that many (most? all?) 64GB cards will work in the Clip Zip.
If you format them to FAT32....
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:21 PM
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cool thanks guys.just ordered a 32gb card
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:52 PM
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And at least the original firmware sometimes doesn't play well (or work) with microSD cards faster than Class 4 . . . .
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:24 AM
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yeah I played safe with a class 4
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:28 AM
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oh :-\ just read on another thread that it doesn't have folder browsing, is that true? :-(
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:10 AM
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The original firmware on the Clip Zip has folder browsing, but it is reconstituted from the tag database, so if your tags are messed up it may not work properly. Rockbox has true folder browsing.

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:12 AM
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thanks Jk.yes they probably are messed up :-D
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:03 PM
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yeah I played safe with a class 4
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:57 AM
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:-D but maybe not so as the test sd I tried doesn't work, possibly due to me formatting it :-\ :-D
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:06 AM
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Re-format it in your computer directly using the SD Association's Formatter Tool, perhaps?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:15 AM
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hi
thanks.I've not heard of that.
I'm going to wait and try my new 32gb card when it arrives. that way rules out anything that I might have caused :-D
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:32 PM
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I really like my Clip Zip. I bought it because I got fed up with Apple, iTunes and the iPod. I had two iPods that bricked in around a year and just decided to try something else.

I liked the fact that it was able to take a microSD card, so I can upgrade the memory when available, unlike the iPods.

A lot of my music was also in Apple Lossless format (before I started using EAC and FLAC), so naturally I installed Rockbox on it right away since it could play both formats.

I couldn't be happier with it. Sounds just as good as my iPods did. Plays all my FLAC, ALAC and AAC files.

Costed about half the price of my iPod Touch as well.

IF my Clip Zip dies, I'll definitely be looking at another Sansa player that can take Rockbox.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:23 AM
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hi.
glad you are liking it. yes it is a great little device isn't it. still loving mine :-)
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