FS#1836 - Rockbox only recognizes about 300 mp3's.

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Anonymous Submitter - Saturday, 06 December 2003, 17:53 GMT
Last edited by Daniel Stenberg (bagder) - Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 08:05 GMT
Task Type Bugs
Category Playlists
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Release 2.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Archols Jukeboxc Recorder 20
Archos 1.28
Rockbox 2.0

HI Everyone,

I love Rockbox but I'm having one problem: In the
playback mode, Rockbox only recognizes about 300 mp3's
(128) in a file of 900 and a file of 2200. And within
the ~300 mp3's, the mp3 number does not correspond to
the number shown.

When Archos 20 is plugged into the computer via USB2,
all the files are recognized. I've tried reformatting
the Archos hard drive and reloading the files. I loaded
Rockbox 2.1. Same problem exists.

With Archos 1.28, playback is fine up to 1000 mp3's.



Tom Kennedy
San Francisco
This task depends upon

Closed by  Daniel Stenberg (bagder)
Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 08:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Björn Stenberg (zagor) - Saturday, 06 December 2003, 18:57 GMT

This sounds like Rockbox doesn't recognize the path to your files as it
is specified in your playlist.

Please upload your .m3u file here so we can take a look.
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Saturday, 06 December 2003, 22:09 GMT

Hi Zagor,

Thanks for the reply. I'm not using a playlist. I was just
dragging the whole music file to the Archos hard drive.
Each MP3 file name looks like this:

Beatles - Love Me Do - mono - Past Masters 1

and one file contains 900 and the other file contains 2200.

Will this work by just playing the whole file or do I
absolutely need a filelist??

Comment by Björn Stenberg (zagor) - Sunday, 07 December 2003, 00:07 GMT

Aha, you mean you have 900 files in one DIRECTORY and 2200 in another?

By default, Rockbox only reads 400 files per directory, but you can change that
limit in the menu:

General Settings->System->Max files in dir browser

Keep in mind that increasing this number decreases the memory buffer used
for storing mp3 data, which will in turn make your harddisk spin up more
frequently and thus spend more battery.

I recommend sorting your files into several subdirectories of max a couple of
hundred files and then play them using a playlist.
Comment by Anonymous Submitter - Tuesday, 09 December 2003, 03:40 GMT

Hi Zagor,

Thanks for your time and advice.

Good luck to you.


Tom Kennedy