Apple has enjoyed an undeniable stranglehold over the $100+ portable media player market for years now—it's pretty much been iPods and also-rans. The budget realm, however, has never been Apple's strong suit, and SanDisk and other manufacturers make players that outperform the iPod Nano and iPod shuffle. The Sansa Fuze+, an update to 2008's Sansa Fuze ($130), comes in 4GB ($79), 8GB ($89), and 16GB ($119) flavors. One of the Fuze +'s key features: video playback.
Measuring 3.1 by 1.9 by 0.3-inches (HWD), no one is going to mistake the shiny, black plastic Fuze+ for an iPod Nano, new or old. A 2.4-inch, 320-by-240-pixel screen occupies the upperportion of the front panel; below it you'll find the touch-sensitive control pad consisting of a backward arrow, a Play/Pause button, and a four-way, cross-shaped controller, all painted on to the surface in silver to guide your fingers to the right spot. The Power button resides on the upper panel, Volume controls and a microSDHC slot on the left, a mini USB jack on the right, and the 3.5mm headphone jack is on the bottom panel. Some slightly-better-than-average earbuds—they offer some low-end response and fit securely, at least—and a USB computer sync cable are included with the player.
Consumer-friendly “Film Strip” GUI
The player’s unique GUI operates like a film strip, enabling intuitive screen navigation that creates a more natural, crisp and satisfying user experience. Left to right finger sweeps select functions such as Music, Video, Podcasts, FM Radio and Photos, while up and down sweeps or double taps on the touch-pad let users explore and select individual categories and files.
The Sansa Fuze+ portable media player’s broad audio and video CODEC pack ensures easy compatibility with most major media formats.
Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC/M4A (DRM-free iTunes songs), FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Audible, Secure WMA, Podcasts
Video: H.264, MPEG-4, WMV, Flip Video*
Photos: JPEG, BMP, TIFF*, GIF*, PNG*
The Sansa Fuze+ portable media player is compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux operating systems. The media player is also preconfigured for seamless synchronization with Rhapsody, eMusic and Napster. But it doesn’t support DVD and all of video formats. I search this question on Google and I find Nidesoft DVD to Sansa Converter which is the first and best DVD to Sandisk Sansa ripper software which could convert DVD to Sansa video and audio formats, such as MP4, AVI, and MP3 and support all the Sandisk player series. Meanwhile, Nidesoft Video Converter could help you convert all video or audio files to many other formats which your Sansa supports. Both software are assistant for Sansa users.
Below is the simple user process of Nideosft DVD to Sansa Converter.
The first, you need download this software and install it.
Step 1: Insert the DVD disc into the DVD Drive.
Click the Open DVD button, browse your computer, and find the DVD folder of the movie. (It is not only load DVD disc, but also could open a disk backup’s directory.)
Step 2: Click the "profile" button and select the format for your player.
Step 3: Click the "convert" button. Please wait before the conversion succeeds!
The Sansa Fuze+ media player’s rechargeable battery lasts up to 24 hours of audio playback or up to five hours of video playback2. For enhanced versatility, the device also includes a recordable FM radio, gapless playback and a microphone for audio capture.
Compare with New iPod Nano
The Nano is so versatile that you'll never want to set it down. Music is at the forefront, utilizing iTunes provides thousands of songs available and which are fully syncable with your iPod Nano.
It allows you to store thousands of your best photo moments so you can share your snapshots wherever you may go. Use the click wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails the same way you scroll through your music titles. See photos full screen with a click of a button. You can even view picture slideshows, complete with music. New features allow you to bring your photos alive with a slideshow presentation, incorporating music and transitions on your TV using optional iPod Accessories. Plus, with the 65% brighter screen, pictures will look vibrant and alive, like the music you enjoy. Watching videos will be very enjoyable with the two-inch screen and excellent 320-by-240 resolution, at 204 pixels per inch.
It combines two nice element including: Cover Flow, which allows you to visually navigate through your album collection; Split screen for visual content previews, which shows album covers for a selected song and a new now playing screen.
Additional iPod Nano features let you customize menus, check how much room you have left, change your language, change how your Nano sounds, and more, all from the easy-to-use menus. And, lastly, it is loaded with extras. Everything from calendars, contacts, and the World Clock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more useful items.
For those searching for a less expensive or more feature-packed alternative to the Apple iPod Nano, reports say that the SanDisk Sansa Fuze delivers on both scores. The Nano is certainly a better performer than the Fuze when it comes to video quality, and that's even ignoring the fact that video files (and photo files) need to be converted using included software before viewing on the Fuse. On all other scores, however, the Fuze holds its own and sometimes even excels. Audio quality is excellent -- so much so that better-quality headphones are a worthwhile investment. Battery life is good. While all reviewers still rate the iPod Nano as a superior MP3 player, they also say that the Fuze's value and performance is hard to ignore.
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