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This is some info from User Manual about MP3s :

The two MP3 card readers were tested with most of the products
available on the market. However, in isolated cases, it is possible
that individual memory cards may not be recognized.

Memory cards must be formatted using the FAT or FAT32 methods.
The file/folder name must not exceed a maximum of 64 characters
in length. Files with longer file/folder names are not played. The file
names for the MP3 files must have the extension “.mp3â€.
MPEG-1 layer 3 format is supported by the MP3 player. For
compressing MP3 files, we recommend a bit rate of at least 160
kbits/s. Fixed bit rates of 32-320 kbits/s are supported.
In the case of MP3 files with a variable bit rate, there may be a
discrepancy between play time displayed and the real time.

If various types of information (artist, album, track name, and so on)
are to be displayed, an ID3 tag must be attached to the MP3 file. The
MP3 player supports Versions 1 and 2 of ID3 tags. The display of
artist and track name is limited to a total of 64 characters maximum.
The Navigation System recognizes playlists and can play MP3 files
in the sequence established there. The structure of the playlists
must conform to m3u format. The file names must have the extension
“.m3uâ€.
 

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No continuous playing

Sometimes when a mp3 track is finished it doesn't continue to the next track.
I looked at the tracks and all the tracks made with the Xing codec stop playing. The ones made with the Lame codec go to the next track.
I didn't find a solution to this problem. :cry:
You can re-encode (Xing mp3 > WAV > Lame mp3) but then the quality will change.

Some tracks don't play at all! this I could fix with a mp3 repair tool.
The tool removes the first frame (IDV2 tag) and then you make a new IDv2 tag. :wink:

The mp3 player is Ok but the screen info can be much better. ex. scrolling text of artist - trackname - other info.

Greetz
-Hc-
 

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Question...

What is the best and quickest way to format an SD disk?

What format is better FAT or FAT32?

Are there any restictions on the filename as far as special characters - like dashes, ', _, etc? Are spaces allowed? Of course they have to have the .mp3 extension.

Is it better to make folders for the mp3 files like Jazz, Rock, etc or just copy all the files on the root directory on the SD disk?

Thanks in advance.
Paul
 

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Re: Question...

PaulThai said:
What is the best and quickest way to format an SD disk?
I use an SD to USB converter and plug that into my PC, then use Windows format command.

PaulThai said:
Are there any restictions on the filename as far as special characters - like dashes, ', _, etc? Are spaces allowed? Of course they have to have the .mp3 extension.
AFAIK the same restrictions as any Windows file name (full, not 8.3).

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Is it better to make folders for the mp3 files like Jazz, Rock, etc or just copy all the files on the root directory on the SD disk?
I use the Windows Media Player format, i.e. in the root folder there is a folder for each artist, and in each artist folder there is a folder for each album - with the MP3 tracks in those folders.

The Return button (under the spin wheel) navigates you back up the folders from album to artist to root.
 

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This is a helpful thread.

When I loaded in a bunch of folders with songs, the car started playing the first folder, and I couldn't select my other folders. I think I might not have hit the Return button...d'oh!

However, could somebody educate me on how to create playlists, as right now I have a 2GB SD card and I am creating synthetic playlists by putting a number in front of each file. Obviously that works the first time, but as you add more files to the playlist over time, it becomes hard to arrange songs (think "1.1.2.2 - Coldplay - Song X")

The RNS-E manual states that you can creat m3u playlists. I have some wonderful playlists set up in iTunes, and would love to be able to export those onto an SD card.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Many thanks.
 

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I use a freeware program called Playlist Creator 3 to create m3u playlist for my RNS-E.

I just copy the mp3 files to a folder with the album name on the SD card on my PC, run Playlist Creator 3 and create an m3u file in the root directory on the SD card.

Works just great!
 
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