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    Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    SanDisk has a new music player, the Sansa Fuze.

    Good news: Linux is officially supported by SanDisk for the Fuze.
    Bad news: As far as I can see, it does not support open formats such as OGG.

    It looks like a nice alternative to an iPod or Zune.
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    Re: Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    Maybe we ought to petition them to make it support OGG?
    That'd be great!

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    Re: Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    i have a sansa e250 which isnt "officially" supported for linux by Sandisk.. but it works perfectly on linux ...its a great alternative to the ipod or zune because it costs almost the same as a shuffle but has the same features as nano and more

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    Re: Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    how do you recharge these mp3 players?

    I currently have a Sony Mp3 player and it recharges by USB, which is so convenient.
    That I would find it a hassle to use other means.

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    Re: Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    same way .. it recharges when it is plugged into the usb port..

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    Re: Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    cool how good is the sound quality?
    Sometime back when I compared the Sonys to Ipods, I felt the Sony produced better sound.

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    Re: Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by pt123 View Post
    how do you recharge these mp3 players?

    I currently have a Sony Mp3 player and it recharges by USB, which is so convenient.
    That I would find it a hassle to use other means.
    There are AC to USB adapters available if you don't like plugging it into your computer.

    EDIT: Oops, I completely misread your post. I thought you said "inconvenient." My bad.
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    Re: Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    Unfortunately, the firmware updater is Windows-only, so we have to hope they fix this to go with the Fuse's Linux "compatibility."

    http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

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    Re: Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    If you want to update the firmware, you don't need the Windows software. Just put the Fuze in MSC mode (or leave it in Auto) and copy the .bin to the root of the Fuze's filesystem. Et viola.

    Photos: All I've tried so far is scaling it to 320px wide and save it with a thumbnail; seems to work. If anyone knows how to automate that, that'd be great. I'm assuming it can be done with ImageMagick or similar.

    Playlists: I'm told that the XMMS .m3u files work fine, if you convert them to use relative paths (like filtering 'em through sed, perl, or a regexp in vim.) I've not tried it; just having the filenames in a .m3u file apparently isn't enough. I'm going to give EasyTAG a try later.

    Video: Hey, if anyone can figure this one out, that'd be great; let the rest of us know! I've created 20fps DIVX AVIs with 128kbps MP3 audio track, to no avail. I'd do a hexdump of the file that shipped with the player...but one of the first thigns I did was format the player. D'oh!

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    Re: Sansa Fuze - SanDisk supports Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by regeya View Post
    If you want to update the firmware, you don't need the Windows software. Just put the Fuze in MSC mode (or leave it in Auto) and copy the .bin to the root of the Fuze's filesystem. Et viola.

    Photos: All I've tried so far is scaling it to 320px wide and save it with a thumbnail; seems to work. If anyone knows how to automate that, that'd be great. I'm assuming it can be done with ImageMagick or similar.

    Playlists: I'm told that the XMMS .m3u files work fine, if you convert them to use relative paths (like filtering 'em through sed, perl, or a regexp in vim.) I've not tried it; just having the filenames in a .m3u file apparently isn't enough. I'm going to give EasyTAG a try later.

    Video: Hey, if anyone can figure this one out, that'd be great; let the rest of us know! I've created 20fps DIVX AVIs with 128kbps MP3 audio track, to no avail. I'd do a hexdump of the file that shipped with the player...but one of the first thigns I did was format the player. D'oh!
    If you need some way to automate scaling down your photos, you could try Phatch. This project appeared about six months ago and should be in the repositories now.
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