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Old 03-20-2007, 09:29 PM
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Hello all! I finally bought a sansa e280 after months of research and deliberation. Overall it's awesome. It's a sexy little gadget, full of features and the price was great. Here are my problems. Video is a hit and miss. I've been able to convert and transfer them, but most play for few seconds then quit to the sandisk boot screen. My biggest gripe, (I'm tempted to return it because of this) I get terrible knocking and clicking sounds in a few of my mp3's. I thought it was because I burned my itunes music to a cd then ripped them, but I've discovered the same thing in a few tracks from original cd's. I've deleted them then put them back on the sansa, but it's the same. What's the deal? Anyone have the same issues or tips? Maybe ripping to a diffrent format? Any help would be appreciated

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Old 03-20-2007, 09:39 PM
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What version of firmware are you using? If you lift to the current release then I believe a good number of your problems will go away.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:41 PM
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Give up on videos. Won't work.

I get clicking sounds as well, but I find that they're from the mp3s and not the player. I personally have very crappy computer speakers, but one time I tried listening for the clicks and heard them. Song was Jesus Walks by Kanye West. Numerous clicks in the beginning
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:11 PM
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On the video, I found out that there is this "critical time" when the Sansa will always restart (I have a relative's wedding clip with time on it and the Sansa always restart when the clip reach a certain time). The "miracle" is that if you fast forward past the "critical time" (my clips took about 5-10 video seconds, not real-time seconds), the whole video plays through without restarting. When you get to the next clip, make sure you also fast forward a bit or the Sansa will also restart. Not sure why.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:39 PM
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I have all nine episodes of the Happy Tree Friends TV Series playing successfully on my sansa. I used total video converter and converted my .vob files to mpg, and then used SMC to convert and transferred them. I tried the same thing with Street fighter II Uncut, but no luck. Same old thing, few seconds then restart. The video doesn't bug me that much but the noises in my music is driving me crazy!
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:02 PM
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I thought it was because I burned my itunes music to a cd then ripped them,
Don't do that if you have the original. Transcoding music from one lossy format to another lossy format will make your music sound like ass:

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index....le=Transcoding

http://mitglied.lycos.de/frankbicking/heehee.ogg

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but I've discovered the same thing in a few tracks from original cd's.
It sounds like a bad rip. Try another ripper and encoder combo. Itunes's ripper is not secure and is known to have problems with some CD's even in perfect condition:

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...hp/t32681.html

Also the built in mp3 encoder is not known for it's quality:

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...hp/t51437.html

The best encoder to use is LAME.

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Old 03-22-2007, 07:34 PM
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Thanks cpchan! It's always great to learn something new.
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:18 PM
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Thanks cpchan! It's always great to learn something new.
No problem. I forgot to point you to the pages for background info and recommended programs for different platforms:

(1) For Secure Ripping:

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index....Secure_ripping

(2) LAME Encoder:

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=LAME

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I don't have a problem playing videos, because I don't have any on mine. Where can I get videos? I can't use I-tunes or places like LimeWire, so I have no idea how I can get videos! I don't even have a DVD thingy on my computer, so it won't read dvds...
Please help me out!
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