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Uberman5000 10-06-2010 09:49 PM

Fuze+: A Good Video Player?
 
I'm sporting a Zune 120 and a Clip+ at the moment, and I eagerly await the Fuze+'s Canadian release. However, one thing has piqued my interest about it.

I was going to get a regular Fuze for video, but the wee screen, the silly resolution, and the dingy screen turned me off of it. Now, the Fuze+ has a bigger, brighter screen, with an honest-to-God 320x240 resolution, like my Zune. The Fuze+ fills the niche that the new, videoless iPod Nano vacated.

This makes the Fuze+ an appealing option to lugging my video collection around without hauling around the Zune, especially with its 16GB capacity and its SD card. Hell, with its Zunelike menus, it's even pretty close to my Zune experience! :D

Does it seem like it would be good for that? What have your impressions been of the video playback? They don't really sell Samsung or Zen players around here anymore, so those aren't feasible options. They mostly sell Sonys (especially the S-series) and the occasional Philips and Archos, but their non-expandable memory and limited compatibility is quite a big turnoff. What are your thoughts?

meetooman 10-07-2010 05:58 PM

I think you should look for your answer on youtube. Sansa provides this time support for the right formats, bitrates and the 30fps, but you must see the screen side by side with a Sony E or Samsung Q3.

McDougal 10-07-2010 06:05 PM

I agree....take a look at a couple of youtube videos...I don't know much about the Fuze+, but I think it would do just fine for a video player. If you have one near you (not that familiar with Canada), then you could go to a Best Buy and play around with it.

neutron bob 11-29-2010 01:54 PM

For video, the Fuze+ is nothing short of amazing. In fact, it's the one arena where I see no faults. The screen is bright, excellent resolution, and video is far easier to port to the new device.

For testing purposes, I even popped microSD cards with video transcribed for the e280 and original Fuze, and they play effortlessly.

When a video is rolling, slow sweeps from side to side (when watching video in landscape orientation, the controls also rotate 90 degrees to match), you can sweep through the video like using a "jog wheel". Quick taps left or right sweep several minutes.

Tapping the back button, your save point is stored automatically, allowing resume on all video files.

I wish the podcast / audiobook sections had the same resume, it's wonderful.

Bob :D

dfkt 11-29-2010 03:49 PM

Doesn't the Zune 120 have a screen with the exact same resolution, 320x240, and plays the same video formats as the Fuze+, besides AVI? Doesn't seem much like an upgrade to me, especially since both screens are antiquated full-screen. I'd rather look for something with at least 480x272 widescreen to notice a difference in perceived video quality.

Alexandre1545 01-03-2011 01:11 PM

Is not a good video player, the screen quality is not bad, but the angle of view of the screen is very bad, is hard to listen a complete movie on it, because you need to hold it in a unatural position to be confortable. Is for this problem, that I think to get a refund and not the control and other problem, the sreen problem, is for me, the biggest problem on this player.

TeshawnEdmonds 01-04-2011 10:42 AM

Unless if you have not bought it, if you have the Sansa Fuze+, go into Settings and under Video Options, change the orientation to Portrait, rather than Landscape

Alexandre1545 01-04-2011 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TeshawnEdmonds (Post 526663)
Unless if you have not bought it, if you have the Sansa Fuze+, go into Settings and under Video Options, change the orientation to Portrait, rather than Landscape

Is much more confortable, but when you listen a widescreen on the Portrait mode, is too small. Even in landscape mode, it was difficult to wacth a complete movie in widescreen.

mamamia88 01-13-2011 12:59 PM

fuze is too small for videos. my suggestion find a cheap psp on craigslist

NicholasV 10-17-2011 09:08 PM

I was pissed off that my Fuze+ couldn't play 360p mp4 files grabbed off of Youtube. My Ipod Nano 4th generation released in 2008 could do that. I really rather not have to convert files all the time if possible, it is just more time wasted.

skip252 10-17-2011 09:11 PM

Do not go around the forum bumping old threads to express your dislike for the Fuze +.

Audie61 11-16-2011 07:16 PM

I got a used 4gb one for a friends christmas present, along with a used 8 gb card. He's tech illiterate and will be thrilled.
Anyway, I should be able to load about a thousand songs, a dozen 3 minute porn clips & 168 jpg playboy centerfolds 1961 - 2005 on it shouldn't I? Anyone recomend a good video converter for FLV files?

skip252 11-16-2011 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Audie61 (Post 584534)
I got a used 4gb one for a friends christmas present, along with a used 8 gb card. He's tech illiterate and will be thrilled.
Anyway, I should be able to load about a thousand songs, a dozen 3 minute porn clips & 168 jpg playboy centerfolds 1961 - 2005 on it shouldn'tI?

Not sure how thrilled he's going to be considering the content you'll be putting on there.

The Fuze+ is almost impossible to use with one hand.;)

Audie61 11-16-2011 08:04 PM

LOL, guess I should delete or modify that post. Hope I don't offend anyone.

skip252 11-16-2011 08:31 PM

I wouldn't bother. Anyone that's old enough to know what it means should be mature enough to know the spirit it's meant.:D

I'm not 100% certain as it been a long time since I had the Fuze+ but I believe I used Pazera's Free Zune Converter to make the videos. It's a front end for FFmpeg and has worked with just about anything I've thrown at it. There's a preset for MPEG-4/AAC that works on the Fuze+ if my memory is correct.

There's no need to go with the highest setting. I'm don't think the Fuze+ will handle that anyway. I use MediaInfo to look at the video files that came with it and chose a setting that matched that. The biggest drawback is that it's not optimized for multi-core processors so it's a little slow. I just looked at it as the price being right and the quality is acceptable so I live with the few extra minutes it takes.

Audie61 11-16-2011 09:37 PM

Thank you, I'll do some studying. I'm running a pretty basic system, love music but I'm new to video.

bruceg 02-16-2012 01:13 PM

Just replying to an old thread for those like me that aren't early adopters. Thanks for the pointers and information. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 and used MobileMediaConverter. I selected PSP profile - and it worked perfectly.

My Fuze+ is an 8Gig. I popped in a 32 Gig MicroSDHC card. Created a Videos folder on it (don't know if I really needed to). Used MobileMediaConverter PSP Profile and converted a bunch of Burns and Allen episodes.

(I tried doing it manually, and messed it up - but the app did just fine. It's a front-end for ffmpeg, so I'm sure other apps that front-end ffmpeg would do just as fine)


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