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Subject: Re: Sansa Clip Zip

Re: Sansa Clip Zip

From: S Smith <>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 19:37:52 -0500

I agree. I would have turned right around and taken my Sansa Clip Zip back
if I had not found Rockbox. That Sansa UI is the most brain-dead interface
I've seen. I'd call it MP3 for Dummies, but that insults dummies! ;)

First, as said elsewhere, the official word is at That being
said, I have a 4 GB Clip Zip with a 32 GB add-on SD card (which I can't get
to work with the Sansa UI). I don't use all the Rockbox features, nor am I
interested in many of them. However, it sure does the following:

   - It plays MP3s. Right there, that ought to be enough. <wink> And I have
   upwards of 500 CDs loaded on mine.

   - I have it set to bookmark when I stop, so I can continue later. Great
   for audiobooks and netcasts.
   - I don't bother with playlists, I don't bother with the database - I'm
   from the days of vinyl; I listen to albums.
   - The radio works fine, the radio preset lists work fine.
   - The UI themes work fine.
   - Sound adjustments work, speed adjustments work.

Using the Windows Rockbox installer, it took me not more than ten minutes
to get it loaded and kicking back. I can't see every getting another MP3
player and *not *loading Rockbox on it.
Finally, I just checked the web again. The wiki says:

> The Sansa Clip Zip works fine for day-to-day audio playback. Stuff that
> still needs work (as of 2012-06-20):
> - user manual (needs at least all the screenshots, can be made in the
> simulator).
> Plugins that need work:
> - sudoku: create graphics for numbers and fix layout
> Sudoku doesn't work? Really? 1.25 inch screen. A person would need a
microscope to play sudoku on it! :)

Enjoy your Clip Zip with Rockbox!
(Packing for a weekend roadtrip with mine!)

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 3:59 PM, Peter B. <> wrote:

> Hello again,
> I'm not sure if my first message arrived at this list, so I'm writing it
> again:
> As I've read on a forum thread on the rockbox page [1] that the Sansa
> Clip Zip seems to be supported by a version of Rockbox, but it doesn't
> show up at all in the list of devices [2] on the Rockbox site.
> Therefore I wanted to ask if the "device status" page just hasn't been
> updated, or generally what the status of running Rockbox on a Sansa Clip
> Zip currently is.
> I'm never gonna buy a new MP3 player again if it can't run Rockbox, as
> I'm running my Clip+ for years on Rockbox now, and I don't ever want to
> go back! :)
> Thank you very much,
> Peter B.
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