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Subject: Re: More on my CD ripping/archos problem

Re: More on my CD ripping/archos problem

From: Magnus Holmgren <>
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2005 10:19:51 +0200

Sarai wrote:

> Now this is interesting. I deleted those ripped CD's off my computer and
> my recorder and started all over again. I ripped three of them using
> Windows Media Player and one with Cdex because Media player wouldn't
> show all the tracks. Then after charging my player I created a folder
> called test and then dumped the music from those four CD's in my test
> folder. I unplugged the player, put in the headphones, went to the test
> folder and every file showed up and every file played! Now this is where
> it gets weird. I put those files in to the folders that I wanted them in
> with all of my music, unplugged the player, put on the headphones and
> none of those files show up in the folders. You can see them from the
> computer but not from the player. I went in to general settings and made
> show all files and put directories and files in alphabetical order but
> that didn't work to fix the problem. Any suggestions? I have plenty of
> disk space and I'm not sure where this setting is now but I had my
> directory limit at 10000. We are no wear near that. I think the most one
> folder has is 400 songs. So we at least know its not the ripping problem
> its recognizing the songs in the folders.

Good, that eliminated some possible problems at least. But I would
recommend reducing that directory limit a bit, for two reasons:

1) I've read some messages that having a large limit causes problems (I
don't know exactly what or why).

2) It needs memory. From what I understand, you have an Archos player or
recorder. They typically have 2 MB ram, and with max files set to 10000,
that means about a quarter of the memory is used for displaying folders
(as opposed to buffer files for playback).

So, try reducing the max files setting to something like 600 to 1000,
and see if that helps.

Received on 2005-10-08

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