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Old 02-12-2010, 08:52 PM
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hey i have a sansa fuze (8gb) and i need help figuring out how to put videos and pictures on it. I tryed to download the sansa updater, but the instalation fails everytime. is there some other way to get the sansa media converter?
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:18 PM
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hey i have a sansa fuze (8gb) and i need help figuring out how to put videos and pictures on it. I tryed to download the sansa updater, but the instalation fails everytime. is there some other way to get the sansa media converter?
The only way I know to get the Sansa Media Converter now is through the firmware updater. The few times I tried the converter it was buggy and unreliable. The firmware updater was even worse.

Instead I use video4fuze. If you are using Vista you need to run it in XP compatibility mode but other than that it works well for me. It handles pictures and playlists as well.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:45 PM
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Thanks i got that but now im having trouble with this program, when i select add files then go to a video(usually downloaded from limewire) then i convert it but after its done it gives me an error message(123) that says i have a wrong directory name or volume label syntax. Got any ideas?
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:03 PM
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Thanks i got that but now im having trouble with this program, when i select add files then go to a video(usually downloaded from limewire) then i convert it but after its done it gives me an error message(123) that says i have a wrong directory name or volume label syntax. Got any ideas?
Are you running the program in XP compatibilty mode? Do you have administrator rights? That's the error message I got when a component of video4fuze needed to create a folder as a workspace or repository.

It's been a while since I installed the program and worked out the kinks on my system. You might want to check on the Sansa Forums or Google that error message.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:27 AM
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I got it to work and the Sansa Media Converter seems to work better than any of the other programs I've tried... so far.

My problem was that it would not install...kept getting error message that there was not enough free space on C:, although there was plenty.

I uninstalled SMC and deleted the installation file. Then I downloaded it again via Sansa Updater.

Then I unplugged my network cable (just for safety), and shutdown my firewall, antivirus, antispyware, and all other non-essential background programs.

Then I was able to install Sansa Media Converter with no problems.

I restarted the computer normally, all security apps running normally, then opened SMC and transfered photos and videos to my Sansa Fuze with no problems, except for a couple minor glitches.

On a couple of images that I transfered, on my Fuze, I'd only see error message regarding unsupported format. I fixed the problem by deleting those files from my Fuze, then using RentASoft Image Converter 2.3 to convert them to BMP images, then transfering them to the device with SMC.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:35 AM
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I have a 2gb Fuze (refurbished) with 4gb micro SD on a v.1A firmware and in MTP. OS is Windows XP SP3. For my video conversion, I used Any Video Converter with the following standard settings (for Fuze), thus:

Profile: Customized AVI Movie (*.avi);
Video Codec: xvid;
Frame Size: 224x176;
Video Bitrate: 667 (or you can set it between 600 to 700, bottomline, this is flexible, just to belabor the obvious - higher bitrate, better video quality and will eat up more space);
Video Framerate: 20;
Audio Codec: mp3;
Audio Bitrate: 128;
Sample Rate: 44100;
Audio Channel: 2;
Disable Audio: No;
A/V Sync: Basic.

After converting your video file using Any Video Converter, get the "video4fuze" (v.0.5) application via google, add the converted file to the application, set then your output folder, and click "convert", the application will start the conversion. When finished, all you need to do is copy or cut and paste the resultant video file to the 'VIDEO' folder in your Fuze.

The above-described settings and method worked for me without any lags or synching issues. Plus the video and audio are both crystal clear, sans an iota of noticeable degradation. Credit goes to skip252 as he was the one who posted about the video4fuze 0.5 application.
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