The SanDisk Sansa is a line of flash memory-based digital audio players and portable media players produced by SanDisk. One of the currently selling products is Sandisk Sansa E280. Sansa E280 is one of the Sansa E-series products. Sansa E280 is selling in capacities of 8GB only and comes in black only. Sansa E280 has an FM tuner, a voice recorder and a built-in microphone. Sansa E280 also has an expansion slot for adding more memory and it accepts MicroSD and MicroSDHC cards. Sansa E280 supports viewing JPEG photos. Sansa E280 can play MP3, WMA, DRM protected WMA and Audible audio books. Sansa E280 also support video playback, the supportable video format is .MOV only, which a bit outdated by some of today’s other formats.
For more details of specifications of Sansa E280, please visit Sandisk's official website.
Now let's have a look at how to convert video files for Sansa E280. Sansa E280 only support .MOV files. Sansa E280 is supplied with a bundled video converter named Sansa Media Converter. Sansa Media Converter can convert some formats including AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV and ASF files. However, the video formats on your computer may be RM, RMVB, DAT, M4V or currently most popular FLV format which is standard video format for YouTube. So how to convert these video formats to MOV files that can play on Sansa E280.
You need a third-party converter to convert the files to video format that can be converted by bundled video converter of Sansa E280. Any Video Converter will be the best choice for you. Any Video Converter Professional is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality.
First step, download Any Video Converter Professional from Any Video Converter website and install it. Trial version can convert 3 minutes of each file and there is no other limitation.
Launch Any Video Converter Professional. Click Add Video button to add the video files. Any Video Converter Pro also supports converting online videos like YouTube, Google Video, MetaCafe and Japanese Nico Video to other video formats directly. What you need to do is just to paste the URL of your favourite online video to the program. Meanwhile, Any Video Converter Professional also downloads the video to local hard disk for your further usage.
Second step, choose an output profile and make the correct settings. If you choose Customized AVI Movie (*.AVI) as output profile and choose xvid or mpeg4 as video codec and mp3 as audio codec. Set video size to 320 x 240. If you choose Customized MP4 Movie (*.MP4) as output profile, you can choose mpeg4 or x264 as video codec, audio codec will only available in aac and it's just what you need to set, video size should be also set to 320 x 240. You can also set Customized WMV Movie (*.WMV) as output profile, and set WMV9 as video codec and set video size to 320 x 240. You can also choose MPEG-1 Movie or MPEG-2 Movie as output format.
Third step, click Encode button to start converting. After encoding is finished, click Output Folder buttons in the left bottom and you can find the output files.
Fourth step, open the bundled video converter of Sansa E280, that is to say, Sansa Media Converter. Convert the output files which are converted by Any Video Converter to Sansa E280's compatible MOV format.
You may also need to rip DVD for Sansa E280. With Any DVD Converter Pro, you can easily rip DVD to AVI, MP4 or WMV formats that can be converted by Sansa Media Converter. Any DVD Converter Pro works perfectly as it's Any Video Converter Pro plus a DVD ripper. Download Any DVD Converter Pro to have a try!
Before ripping DVD, unfold DVD Options in the right settings panel, set Audio Language to the one you would like the movie's sound to play in. You can also set subtitile language and angle. If you don't like the DVD to be separated as titles, click Edit >> Options >> DVD and check. For some copy-protected DVDs, you can try DVDSmith Movie Backup which is a free program that can help you copy entire DVD to hard disk, or Any DVD Cloner, which helps you to make perfect copies of your DVD collection.
Then you may need to transfer the MOV files to Sansa E280. Sansa E280 also allows you to select either Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) or Mass Storage Class (MSC) transfer mode. In MSC mode, you can use Windows Explorer to drag and drop most content, not including DRM protected contents, into the appropriate folder on the player, which shows up as a drive when connected and set to data transfer mode. MTP is the recommended setting which enables you to use software media players, playlists subscription services and transfer DRM protected contents.
After the files are successfully transferred to Sansa E280, you can enjoy your video files as you like.