Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Nothing much

I finally got the last bits of accessories that I ordered to go with the new mp3 player--a screen protector film and a rubber case to help shield it from bumps. So at last I downloaded the manual and gave myself a quick lesson on how to operate it. I think I have it pretty much figured out, and will give it a first run tomorrow. One thing I especially like about it is that it also has an FM radio, and can record direct from the radio. I'll be using that to record some of KRTU's lunch time features. When they have someone I like. Unfortunately, this week has kind of sucked. As I mentioned before, April is Jazz Appreciation Month. It's also National Poetry Month, so they've been doing features on the poetry/jazz thing, which should have died out a long time ago. Maybe it's just me, but I don't get it.

I'm still not sure I have the arm band figured out, though.

UPDATE: Okay, I got the armband figured out. One thing I was curious about was exactly what kind of file I would get when I did radio recording, so I just recorded about 10 seconds and then transferred it to the computer so I could take a look at it. This is the kind of detail that you'll never read in any descriptions about this player, so just in case anyone is wondering, what you get is a 768 kbps wav file. Now you know. The one I got is the SanDisk Sansa Fuze 4 GB Video MP3 Player. I doubt if I'll ever use it for videos. It shows the time you have left to record based on free memory. When it's empty it'll record for more than 10 hours, or until your battery runs out. So you can pack it up with songs and still have plenty of room to record a 2-hour radio program.


  1. the FM record function is really cool.
    Reminds me of my days in front of the cassette deck with my fingers poised.

    Do they still have king biscuit? I always remember that was worth recording.

  2. The only time I have enjoyed jazz poetry was in the 1993 Mike Myers movie, "So I Married an Axe Murderer" Harriet, Sweet Harriet...

  3. Hammer: I used to do that, too. I would record entire programs and then copy the ones I really liked to another tape. Wikipedia says King Biscuit ended in 2007, but they were playing reruns ever since 1993.

    Rog: That was hilarious. Woman?!

  4. I wasn't interested in videos at all, so I went with a Zen Stone Plus because it had enough memory for what I wanted, and I liked the small size.