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    USB Problem
    on: Jul 21, 2017, 05.16 am
    Jul 21, 2017, 05.16 am
    I'm having a problem with my USB system and I wonder if anyone else has had the same problem.

    I've loaded about 100 songs onto an 8gb thumb drive.  It works fine for awhile, but then it comes to a song and just repeats it over and over again.  I can't make it advance to the next song, even with the handlebar control.

    I have no idea what the problem is.  I've reformatted the thumb drive and reloaded the songs - all to no avail. An examination of the drive doesn't reveal any bad sectors.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
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    Re: USB Problem
    Reply #1 on: Jul 21, 2017, 06.23 pm
    Jul 21, 2017, 06.23 pm
    Hi KSquared,

    You're not the first to experience this problem !

    It's not mentioned anywhere in the Owners Audio Handook,
    but check that the Filenames of all the Tracks on your USB drive
    do not exceed 59 characters in total, which is believed to be the limit
    that can be handled by the Audio System.

    Any that are over this limit could be the reason that the Player will not go beyond that point.

    Cheers   :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 28, 2020, 09.11 pm by Coconut

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    Re: USB Problem
    Reply #2 on: Jul 21, 2017, 06.27 pm
    Jul 21, 2017, 06.27 pm
    Thank you Coconut, I'll look for that.
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    Re: USB Problem
    Reply #3 on: Jul 29, 2017, 04.51 am
    Jul 29, 2017, 04.51 am
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Hi KSquared,

    You're not the first to experience this problem !

    It's not mentioned anywhere in the Owners Audio Handook,
    but check that the Filenames of all the Tracks on your USB drive
    do not exceed 59 characters in total, which is believed to be the limit
    that can be handled by the Audio System.

    Any that are over this limit could be the reason that the Player will not go beyond that point.

    Cheers   :821:


    I want to thank you for this solution.  I performed it methodically, as follows:

    1.  My PC music software is Media Go from Sony, which I use with Sony's Hi-Def music player.  Media Go establishes a sub file for every song you transfer from it to the USB drive.

    2.  I formatted the drive I'm using (a San Disk 8GB).

    3. I defragged it, and analyzed it for bad sectors.  None were found.

    4.  I transferred the songs from Media Go to the USB drive.

    5.  I then inspected each song transferred, shortening not only each song title, but the subfile name as well, so that the TOTAL file designation did not exceed 59 characters.

    VOILA!  Seems to have worked like a charm, though certain songs repeat for a reason I haven't yet figured out.

    Anyway, thanks very much for the solution.  I really appreciate it (especially since my XM radio isn't yet working and looks as if it will need to be replaced).
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    Re: USB Problem
    Reply #4 on: Jul 29, 2017, 06.29 am
    Jul 29, 2017, 06.29 am
    Hi K\squared,

    Thanks for the update on this  :028:

    Good to hear that the solution worked for you  :152:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 28, 2020, 09.10 pm by Coconut

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    Re: USB Problem
    Reply #5 on: Jul 30, 2017, 03.34 pm
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    I posted about having this issue, Coconut explained a solution slowly and patiently, and I still don't get it. :087:

    I have a 32g thumb drive. There is just one folder on it, called "Music". I loaded maybe 300 tracks onto it inside that folder. Yes, the track titles are lengthy and look like this: "Glenn Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy.mp3". I don't really own this song. But the point is, it's obviously too long, right? But how am I supposed to change it to fit the parameters? Call it "1.mp3"? That's still five characters. If I go down the tracks naming them in numerical order, I'll still only be able to load the stick with less than 20 tracks, right? Am I missing something?

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    Re: USB Problem
    Reply #6 on: Jul 30, 2017, 04.40 pm
    Jul 30, 2017, 04.40 pm
    It's not the actual number that matters ...
    "1" is one character, "2" is one character, "12" is two characters.

    It's the total number of characters making up the Filename :

    "Song.mp3" is 8 characters long.

    "CoconutsFavouriteSong.mp3" is 25 characters long !

    I'm not 100% sure that having the song in a Folder increases its Filename length,
    but it probably does, so "Song.mp3" ( 8 characters )
    in a folder called "Music" ( 5 characters ),
    would become "Music\Song.mp3" which is 14 characters long -
    including the "\" between the Folder name and Song title.

    Apologies if I confused you previously by suggesting changing
    the songs names to "1", "2" etc !

    Hope this makes sense now !  :028:

    ( "Music\Glenn Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy.mp3"
    is only 44 characters ! )

    Cheers  :821:




    Last Edit: Mar 28, 2020, 09.10 pm by Coconut

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    Re: USB Problem
    Reply #7 on: Jul 30, 2017, 04.54 pm
    Jul 30, 2017, 04.54 pm
    Well, not actually. I'm slow. I can only have one file named "song.mp3", right? Each track has to have its own file name. Yes? So at a minimum, a track has to have five characters, as in "1.mp3". It need to have the extension, right? So whether the files are kept in a folder (which I thought might circumvent the character limitation) or just copied right onto the drive, I'll still run out of characters before putting more than about 15 songs (5-6 characters per file).  I'm really lost.  :033: