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Old 04-13-2009, 01:46 AM
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I am SOO happy that they fixed the bug where the volume would jump to max. Happened a bunch to me, it was really annoying. Still, come on SanDisk, gapless! Have they said anything about that?
Yup....they said it would not be in this update
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:15 PM
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Does the audiobooks section work any differently with the new firmware?

Also, if the new Folders section is a submenu of Music, then we canít use it for audiobooks, right? Because Audiobooks and Music are separate items on the main menu.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:38 AM
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I posted a few weeks ago that i was having problems with my player turning on. It would always freeze when i had the sd card in the player. Well this seems to be a thing in the past. The new firmware fixed this for me. I have not had this problem once since i have updated it. There seem to be a lot of very minor things they changed up to be a much more stable player. I was frustrated with just simple stupid things not working once in a while. Glad that was all fixed.
They just need to fix the sansa converter from freezing when my last video is done transferring and it doesn't get added correctly. That and more video codec support i think i would be the best player i have ever owned.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:58 AM
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I have a question about the addition of folders. How many levels of folders can be created? If I have a folder for U2, can I have a subfolder for 1980's and 1990's with the respective albums in these subfolders?

I was thinking of getting a Sony Walkman because it allows up to eight levels of folders but even if the Sansa allows fewer levels, I'd happily go with Sansa.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:07 PM
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meh. i installed the new firmware and the Fuze would keep refreshing my media almost every time i turned it on. around 75% of the time tbh. i don't think i would have used any of the new functions, anyway. this Folder business seems interesting, however

i didn't reformat before i installed the new firmware as another poster pointed out doing for optimal results. maybe that was the problem? idk i didn't reformat with my last update and everything is fine

i guess i'll update if necessary in the future. slotRadio seems interesting, but i have no use for it atm
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:04 PM
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I have three upgraded Fuzes and while I'm not an authority, I have read everything here and had no errors/problems with the six updates I have accumulated since owning the players. They are error-free V1 refurbs from Newegg. I think formatting is an important step some others would benefit from since it initializes databases.

I plan to always use MSC so my steps were to back up, update firmware, and relocate data to MSC:
x set msc mode
x copy folders from fuze to backup drive
x empty the fuze folders (otherwise, some things appear both modes)
x set mtp mode
x see if fuze in mtp has anything to back up
x format fuze using the internal function
x update the firmware
x re-set mode to msc (always is auto after firmware update)
x copy data back to fuze folders from backup
x delete excess data from backup

These are amazing players, I never expected to get such great firmware updates as FLAC and replay gain, but the engineer who let these out the door without gapless playback obviously doesn't listen to classical music, if any music at all.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:30 PM
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The recommendation on this most recent update was not to format your player before you update....it is to format after you update the firmware. That allows the database to extend to 8,000 songs now instead of the previous 4,000.....useful for anyone with a 16GB microsdhc card installed, particularly.

Of course, there was one guy in the Sansa forum still mad because he has 12,000 64kbps wma songs on his Fuze and still can only access 2/3 of them...his description of the update was less than complimentary.

I did the format as recommended ( I was about due, I do it every couple of months anyways) and I've seen only one brief little glitch that I haven't been able to duplicate....and I really have grown fond of the folder navigation.
Oh, and MSC all the way
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hello

well i went ahead and did a proper update to the new firmware after my Fuze froze while i was in the hospital and left me bored for a few hours after a full night of keeping me entertained with music and video while i lay in bed thinking i was dying (i was not! )

anyway got it home, unfroze it, installed firmware, formatted, installed new firmware again. thing is working like a charm

what is this MSC / MTP business you guys are discussing? i have read MTP is necessary for transferring media reliably, but when not doing that is leaving it in MSC mode better? more stable, maybe?

also, replay gain? sounds nice and stuff.but what are those decibal settings for? also, does this feature use extra battery life?

thanks dudes. you guys are the best!
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:02 AM
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hello

well i went ahead and did a proper update to the new firmware after my Fuze froze while i was in the hospital and left me bored for a few hours after a full night of keeping me entertained with music and video while i lay in bed thinking i was dying (i was not! )

anyway got it home, unfroze it, installed firmware, formatted, installed new firmware again. thing is working like a charm

what is this MSC / MTP business you guys are discussing? i have read MTP is necessary for transferring media reliably, but when not doing that is leaving it in MSC mode better? more stable, maybe?

also, replay gain? sounds nice and stuff.but what are those decibal settings for? also, does this feature use extra battery life?

thanks dudes. you guys are the best!
ok, MTP vs. MSC......
From the Sansa Knowledgebase.....
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"MTP or MSC Question When connecting the Sansa to the computer, should I have the USB setting on MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) or MSC (Mass Storage Class)? Answer You should have your Sansa player set to MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) when you are using it with any of the supported subscription music services.(like Rhapsody) The main purpose of MTP is to transfer media files and associated metadata to/from devices, with optional additional support for reading and setting of device parameters such as special DRM-related device parameters for restricted content
Otherwise, you should set it to MSC (Mass Storage Class), which is the normal USB mode for storage devices."
Important note on MSC/MTP.....anything you put on your Fuze in one is not visible in the other...so you need to choose one or the other after you format and add all your music in the one mode. The beauty of MSC is it works with pretty much any computer...and you don't have to use a music manager like Windows Media Player...just open up your Fuze in My Computer/Windows Explorer, then open another window with your music files in it, and drag and drop them over to the Fuze music folder....No "sync" required, you control what goes on your Fuze.

Replay Gain....the purpose of that, as I understand it, is that it allows all your music to play back at the same volume levels....for example, you know how a CD from 10 or 15 years ago will sound quieter than a brand new one? RG allows you to hear them without having to adjust your volume when different songs come on. I haven't done anything with it myself.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:21 AM
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I was having a variety of problems after installing the new firmware the first time, so I rolled back. I decided to give it another go, but this time, I did format my player and my microSD card first, and then re-install the FW. Afterwards, I re-formatted my player and card again, and it worked like a charm. No problems so far!
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I was having a variety of problems after installing the new firmware the first time, so I rolled back. I decided to give it another go, but this time, I did format my player and my microSD card first, and then re-install the FW. Afterwards, I re-formatted my player and card again, and it worked like a charm. No problems so far!
good that you did a format after your update because it reinitializes the DB to accept the 8,000 song limits provided by the new firmware.
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Replay Gain....the purpose of that, as I understand it, is that it allows all your music to play back at the same volume levels....for example, you know how a CD from 10 or 15 years ago will sound quieter than a brand new one? RG allows you to hear them without having to adjust your volume when different songs come on. I haven't done anything with it myself.
I'm no expert on this myself only to say that in order for Replay Gain to work properly I think you need special replay gain tags on your music?. I sure won't be re tagging my music anytime soon.
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I'm no expert on this myself only to say that in order for Replay Gain to work properly I think you need special replay gain tags on your music?. I sure won't be re tagging my music anytime soon.
Foobar2000 will automatically add RG info if you highlight all your music and right click.. option is in there. Won't have to re-tag your music.. it'll take about 20 minutes for every 1000 songs to get RG info.
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Foobar2000 will automatically add RG info if you highlight all your music and right click.. option is in there. Won't have to re-tag your music.. it'll take about 20 minutes for every 1000 songs to get RG info.
thanks for the heads-up on Foobar!. I'll look into it. Do you notice a difference on your player?.
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I'm no expert on this myself only to say that in order for Replay Gain to work properly I think you need special replay gain tags on your music?. I sure won't be re tagging my music anytime soon.
Check this out....Replay Gain Tutorial
I haven't bothered with it either.....seems like to much work
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From the RG tutorial MediaMonkey does RG tagging too. Good to know.
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I seem to have some problems with this new firmware update. I updated my firmware for my V1 4Gb fuze, the scrolling speed improved, everything seems well, but when I click the middle button or "right" button to play a mp3, it lags for 1~2 seconds and then only it plays. And the playlists in my memory card (8gb) is not working anymore. How to fix this?

Using back the previous firmware, dislike the scrolling speed.... Haiz... Help needed!
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I seem to have some problems with this new firmware update. I updated my firmware for my V1 4Gb fuze, the scrolling speed improved, everything seems well, but when I click the middle button or "right" button to play a mp3, it lags for 1~2 seconds and then only it plays. And the playlists in my memory card (8gb) is not working anymore. How to fix this?

Using back the previous firmware, dislike the scrolling speed.... Haiz... Help needed!
you need to backup all the media on your player (pics,vids,music) and reformat it using the FORMAT command in the settings menu AFTER you update to the new .26 firmware. Doing this should correct most of the little glitches your experiencing now, and more importantly the format causes a reinitialization of the Fuzes database to accept the new 8,000 song limits.
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you need to backup all the media on your player (pics,vids,music) and reformat it using the FORMAT command in the settings menu AFTER you update to the new .26 firmware. Doing this should correct most of the little glitches your experiencing now, and more importantly the format causes a reinitialization of the Fuzes database to accept the new 8,000 song limits.
I tried it but it wont work. I love the better scrolling speed and the 8000 songs limit but the lagging issue is not solved. If it's small size mp3 (128kbps, 3~5mb) it won't lag, but if it's a 320kbps mp3 (10~13mb) or FLAC it will take a good time lagging there. I experienced a horrible 5~6 seconds delay. Is there any other way to solve this? None of you have this problem? BTW if I revert to the old firmware the problem will be gone, but I need the folder browser!
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I tried it but it wont work. I love the better scrolling speed and the 8000 songs limit but the lagging issue is not solved. If it's small size mp3 (128kbps, 3~5mb) it won't lag, but if it's a 320kbps mp3 (10~13mb) or FLAC it will take a good time lagging there. I experienced a horrible 5~6 seconds delay. Is there any other way to solve this? None of you have this problem? BTW if I revert to the old firmware the problem will be gone, but I need the folder browser!
I have not had this problem. I will say though, that I really have grown to like the folder browsing.
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