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post #496 of 536

I hope this is the right place for my question and excuse my ignorance.  I just purchased a z2 but it doesn't recognize folders as an artist (although it seems to recognize sub-folders under an artist as albums, depending on which icons you press on the music screen).  I have wav files on my computer (Mac and PC).  I've tried to search here in this forum and on google if there is a way to tag wav files.  The responses are mixed but they seem to say it can't be done.  I don't want to convert to another type file...I want to keep them as wav.  Can anyone help... is there a SIMPLE way to tag my wav files so I can upload them on the z2 (even if I need to download another music player on the z2)? Thanks!

post #497 of 536
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Originally Posted by rtperryal1 View Post

I hope this is the right place for my question and excuse my ignorance.  I just purchased a z2 but it doesn't recognize folders as an artist (although it seems to recognize sub-folders under an artist as albums, depending on which icons you press on the music screen).  I have wav files on my computer (Mac and PC).  I've tried to search here in this forum and on google if there is a way to tag wav files.  The responses are mixed but they seem to say it can't be done.  I don't want to convert to another type file...I want to keep them as wav.  Can anyone help... is there a SIMPLE way to tag my wav files so I can upload them on the z2 (even if I need to download another music player on the z2)? Thanks!

Wav files can't be tagged. If you must have lossless on your Z2, then convert to FLAC. Wav is a waste of space when FLAC is available as an option.

post #498 of 536

Thanks, Achmedisdead.  I figured as much.  However, I prefer to keep my files as wav.  I did just as  muscular does with her files, I organized my songs by folders (folder-artist, sub-folder-album(s) containing songs).  This works if go through directory (media, music, artist folder, album sub-folders) and it seems to recognize the sub-folders as albums, but it doesn't recognize the folders as artist.  So, not too bad but I miss the artist info not coming up when playing a song.

 

Now another issue:  I can't get the Z2 to connect to google store to try another music player like neutron.   As suggested, I downloaded the APK file, installed it, but in setting up the exchange account, it says it cannot connect to the server.  I have tried all settings and called my internet provider, but still can't get it to set up?  I have an android phone and have no problems with connection. Did I miss something? Any suggestions?  I appreciate any help.  Thanks.
 

post #499 of 536
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Originally Posted by rtperryal1 View Post

Thanks, Achmedisdead.  I figured as much.  However, I prefer to keep my files as wav.  I did just as  muscular does with her files, I organized my songs by folders (folder-artist, sub-folder-album(s) containing songs).  This works if go through directory (media, music, artist folder, album sub-folders) and it seems to recognize the sub-folders as albums, but it doesn't recognize the folders as artist.  So, not too bad but I miss the artist info not coming up when playing a song.

 

Now another issue:  I can't get the Z2 to connect to google store to try another music player like neutron.   As suggested, I downloaded the APK file, installed it, but in setting up the exchange account, it says it cannot connect to the server.  I have tried all settings and called my internet provider, but still can't get it to set up?  I have an android phone and have no problems with connection. Did I miss something? Any suggestions?  I appreciate any help.  Thanks.
 

 

What you missed is that the Z2 and its predecessor the D3 are simply underpowered hardware-wise for Android devices. And if you don't want to use the stock player with the BBE sound effects, then what is the point of buying a Cowon anyways? wink.gif

post #500 of 536

All that battery issue is gone now ever since my last post on the Z2 and since then I havent had any issues with it ***crosses fingers***

 

It sounds really good with the Digizoid Z2, if you'd like extra bass. Not that the systems eq are bad, but there's so much to chose from :)

post #501 of 536

I inserted a 64 Gb micro SDXC UHS-1 card into my z2 and formatted to FAT 32, but when I connected it to my mac, it says disc not readable by this computer.  When I open z2 folder there is no sub-folder for the card.  Can someone tell me what is the problem? Thanks.
 

post #502 of 536

Has anyone tried installing USB Audio Recorder Pro on Z2 and streaming USB Audio to an external DAC? I'm trying to figure out if Z2 can be used as a digital transport for HD files. Might be somewhat underpowered for 24/192 though.

post #503 of 536

UPDATE:  The 64 Gb card is not recognized on a mac.  I have Parallels (windows application) on the mac and the external drive is recognized using it.
 

post #504 of 536
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UPDATE:  The 64 Gb card is not recognized on a mac.  I have Parallels (windows application) on the mac and the external drive is recognized using it.
 


Try exFAT ! pretty sure it is read-write on both MacOS and Win : http://lifehacker.com/5927185/use-the-exfat-file-system-and-never-format-your-external-drive-again

confirm you can read it on Z2, but I believe my card came as exFAT formatted.

Worth trying!

--- still be careful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT#Disadvantages ---


Edited by Domdom - 9/1/13 at 3:31am
post #505 of 536

Thanks, Domdom for the suggestion.  I formatted the card as FAT32 because it was previously suggested that a 64 gb card should be formatted as that.  On the other hand, I remember seeing exFAT in the properties when I put connected it to a PC.  So, I'm not sure what is going on there.  In any case, I think I can live with it like this since I have Parallels on my mac and it works fine.  But I will keep it in mind to try later. 

 

But I have another problem related to the card.  I have copied songs to the card and the z2 recognizes the songs just fine.  However, I have installed poweramp on the z2 and while it works with the songs on the internal memory, it doesn't recognize any songs that I have on the sd card!?  I've rebooted the z2 but still no recognition.  I've submitted this on a "poweramp" forum at another website, but I thought I would ask if anyone else here who has poweramp on their z2 has this recognitions problem with their sd card? Thanks!
 

post #506 of 536

This may help you a little although I have never used WAV files but some of the info may apply to you. Forgive me giving you a link rather than typing it all out again. 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cowon-Plenue-Lecteur-Ecran-Bluetooth/product-reviews/B007S6KI38/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

My review is by Erin - 4th down.

post #507 of 536
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Originally Posted by rtperryal1 View Post

I hope this is the right place for my question and excuse my ignorance.  I just purchased a z2 but it doesn't recognize folders as an artist (although it seems to recognize sub-folders under an artist as albums, depending on which icons you press on the music screen).  I have wav files on my computer (Mac and PC).  I've tried to search here in this forum and on google if there is a way to tag wav files.  The responses are mixed but they seem to say it can't be done.  I don't want to convert to another type file...I want to keep them as wav.  Can anyone help... is there a SIMPLE way to tag my wav files so I can upload them on the z2 (even if I need to download another music player on the z2)? Thanks!

This may help you a little although I have never used WAV files but some of the info may apply to you. Forgive me giving you a link rather than typing it all out again. 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cowon-Plenue-Lecteur-Ecran-Bluetooth/product-reviews/B007S6KI38/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

My review is by Erin - 4th down.

post #508 of 536

Thanks for the reference, AnnaB.  You're right, there seems to be a good discussion on this issue.  I don't think there is much to do about the tagging issue for wav files.  I'll just have to edit the tags ONE-AT-A-TIME, which is a real pain.  I wish Poweramp had Batch editing, but at least it has editing.  The Z2's default player and Neutron have no editing at all.  Thanks, again for the info.

post #509 of 536

In MediaMonkey, the album art is easy:

 

 Are you aware that you can set all of the album art to automatically be sent to the folder as cover.jpg, folder.jpg, albumart.jpg (or anything else you want)?

 

You set it under Tool>Options 

 

Then you select the device and hit Configure,

 

Once in the Configure screen, you go to Options tab

 

Then Select Tagging- The first option on that screen lets you sync all of your artwork to the folders.

 

There are other tagging options as well.

post #510 of 536
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But I have another problem related to the card.  I have copied songs to the card and the z2 recognizes the songs just fine.  However, I have installed poweramp on the z2 and while it works with the songs on the internal memory, it doesn't recognize any songs that I have on the sd card!?  I've rebooted the z2 but still no recognition.  I've submitted this on a "poweramp" forum at another website, but I thought I would ask if anyone else here who has poweramp on their z2 has this recognitions problem with their sd card? Thanks!
 

You should check your poweramp settings, like the music folders.

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