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

Re: More on my CD ripping/archos problem

From: Manuel Dejonghe <>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 13:21:52 +0200

BTW, Sarai: How many tracks have been on such a cd and how big are
these files now ?


On 10/8/05, Magnus Holmgren <> wrote:
> 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.
> Magnus
Received on 2005-10-08

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