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

RE: More on my CD ripping/archos problem

From: Sarai <>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 11:44:50 -0500

One CD has 11 tracks, one has 13, one has 16 tracks and I forgot what
the other has. I haven't changed any of my rip settings but some of the
files are 10.3 MB for example. That's not the size of every track

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Manuel Dejonghe
Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2005 6:22 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: More on my CD ripping/archos problem

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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