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Old 03-30-14, 08:41 AM   #61
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Old 03-31-14, 06:32 AM   #62
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Let me take a stab at this
I looks like you are trying to sync your usb to media player
and create playlists on drive
to add music to usb for car I have found you need to do this out of media player and as files
I create a folder lets say disco
then I manually copy the individual mp3 files to the folder
you cannot move the folder the mp3 is in only the mp3 file
so I would have a folder of disco with 20 songs copied into it
I create my folders like playlists and move individual items rather than whole albums of songs
I am using a 16gb sandisk filled with 13gb of mp3 this way and plays perfect in a ML
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Old 03-31-14, 03:11 PM   #63
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Let me take a stab at this
I looks like you are trying to sync your usb to media player
and create playlists on drive
to add music to usb for car I have found you need to do this out of media player and as files
I create a folder lets say disco
then I manually copy the individual mp3 files to the folder
you cannot move the folder the mp3 is in only the mp3 file
so I would have a folder of disco with 20 songs copied into it
I create my folders like playlists and move individual items rather than whole albums of songs
I am using a 16gb sandisk filled with 13gb of mp3 this way and plays perfect in a ML
Hope this helps
Hi 71detomaso,

Thanks for your reply, but I don’t understand.

So instead of moving whole albums onto the drive at once, I should move individual tracks at a time? How that would make a difference if the file structure is the same?

What I have now is a drive, the root directory of which contained folders for different albums, which contain individual tracks themselves; I don’t think it can be any cleaner.

Any additional thoughts? I’d really like to get down to the bottom of this!

Thanks again!

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Old 03-31-14, 04:07 PM   #64
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I don't know why this works
but this is how it was shown to me and I do have this working
no root directory on flash drive
just the file folders you create
and yes you must move individually the mp3 file and not the album file
for some reason the album folder is not understood
or has imbedded confusing info for system
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when you get this running there is a freeware program called mp3gain
that you can run on these folders you created and it will level recording volume differences
good luck
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Old 03-31-14, 05:04 PM   #65
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I don't know why this works
but this is how it was shown to me and I do have this working
no root directory on flash drive
just the file folders you create
and yes you must move individually the mp3 file and not the album file
for some reason the album folder is not understood
or has imbedded confusing info for system
also
when you get this running there is a freeware program called mp3gain
that you can run on these folders you created and it will level recording volume differences
good luck
Hmm; okay; thanks; I'll give it a try!

Can you please post two screen shots of your drive like what I did a few posts back?
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Old 04-02-14, 09:11 PM   #66
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So I tried it; I formatted the drive; made new folders and manually brought the tracks into the new folders, but it didn't work.

The car scrolls through the flash drive contents (didn't have as many files as I had previously) and states "No Music Files".

These are WMA's; they should play, right!?

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So I tried it; I formatted the drive; made new folders and manually brought the tracks into the new folders, but it didn't work.

The car scrolls through the flash drive contents (didn't have as many files as I had previously) and states "No Music Files".

These are WMA's; they should play, right!?
No, it won't play WMAs.
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No, it won't play WMAs.
Thanks for your reply.

That's crazy, as the owner's manual states it's able to play them (see attached)! :|
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Finally got my USB drive to work (converted WMA's to MP3's, even though WMA's should've worked), but now have the prolem depicted by the photos attached, which is that the folders on the drive are not displaying in alphabetical order (“GoodFellas” is “1” going to “AM Gold 1972” as “2” then the list continues in alphabetical order until “Yanni”, which is “67” followed by “Everything but the Girl” as “68”, and continuing in alphabetical order from there. Strange, right!? Any fix for this!? Ttried plugging and unplugging the drive, restarting the car, etc. all to no avail...
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hey guys, is it possible to play saved videos from USB? i tried saving two videos in .mp4 format in a folder but it unfortunately the system isnt able to read them
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Finally got my USB drive to work (converted WMA's to MP3's, even though WMA's should've worked), but now have the prolem depicted by the photos attached, which is that the folders on the drive are not displaying in alphabetical order (“GoodFellas” is “1” going to “AM Gold 1972” as “2” then the list continues in alphabetical order until “Yanni”, which is “67” followed by “Everything but the Girl” as “68”, and continuing in alphabetical order from there. Strange, right!? Any fix for this!? Ttried plugging and unplugging the drive, restarting the car, etc. all to no avail...
You need to use an MP3 utility to organize the drive alphabetically. This is just how these things work evidently. Just google 'mp3 sorter'. I have one that I think I used called mp3DirSorterE.exe.
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I've finally converted all my songs over to my USB drive. I can't seem to get the album cover to display. I've tried setting the images to cover, as well as artist in the ID3 tag but it's not showing up on the player. Does anyone know what ID3 field should be used for the image?
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