The truth is your Sansa Fuze may be able to play your desired format with a little `tweak’. This tweak has nothing to do with opening up your player and doing a `minor’ surgery.
All that’s involved is a firmware upgrade. You can easily perform a Sansa Fuze firmware upgrade by plugging your player into your computer and performing a few simple steps. Before we take a look at these steps, let’s first learn what a firmware upgrade is.
The term firmware upgrade may sound sophisticated or technical to a beginner. Actually, putting it simply, it’s the process of upgrading your player software with the latest version so that it could support better, newer features. For example, there was a time when the Fuze only supported MP3, WMA and PCM WAV audio formats. A firmware upgrade allowed it to support OGG Vorbis and FLAC audio formats.
So, if you want to increase the versatility of your Sansa Fuze player, you should always keep a lookout for firmware upgrades at the manufacturer’s website.
Now let’s take a look at the process of upgrading your Sansa Fuze firmware.