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post #2821 of 8519
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


With the crumby software (bloatware more so) that iRiver provides. It's garbage & iRiver has no plans to make playlist properly work.....

If you're referring to that Plus4 program, I wouldn't call it bloatware since it's not directly installed to the AK100. It's simply another option (albeit not a very good one) to manage music.

 

Here's how to create playlists:

  • Play the song you want to add to playlist
  • Press the hexagon shaped button on the lower right hand corner
  • Press the "+" tab
  • Press the "+" button with the circle around it (should be the only available button if you haven't created a playlist before)
  • The AK100 prompts you if you would like to create a new playlist. Select Y/N
  • After selecting "Yes", you should see "Playlist 1" show up right above the "+" symbol with the circle
  • Press the "Playlist 1" button
  • Song should be added to playlist (named Playlist 1)
  • Refer to files in playlist under the "Playlist" menu in the main music list menu
post #2822 of 8519
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Originally Posted by elbombastico View Post

If you're referring to that Plus4 program, I wouldn't call it bloatware since it's not directly installed to the AK100. It's simply another option (albeit not a very good one) to manage music.

 

Here's how to create playlists:

  • Play the song you want to add to playlist
  • Press the hexagon shaped button on the lower right hand corner
  • Press the "+" tab
  • Press the "+" button with the circle around it (should be the only available button if you haven't created a playlist before)
  • The AK100 prompts you if you would like to create a new playlist. Select Y/N
  • After selecting "Yes", you should see "Playlist 1" show up right above the "+" symbol with the circle
  • Press the "Playlist 1" button
  • Song should be added to playlist (named Playlist 1)
  • Refer to files in playlist under the "Playlist" menu in the main music list menu


That is not what I call a viable option to create multiple playlists. A viable option would be using m3u files and auto syncing them via a program such as media monkey or jriver. Pretty much the method provided does give you an option but a very poor and time consuming one.

post #2823 of 8519

i'm not very particular on a playlist. i load all my collection to the ak100. listen to them in shuffle mode. when i encounter the songs i really like, i just add it to the playlist. then whenever i want to listen to all my favorite songs, i just play the playlist. i know its a primitive way but it works for me

post #2824 of 8519
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Originally Posted by forbigger View Post

i'm not very particular on a playlist. i load all my collection to the ak100. listen to them in shuffle mode. when i encounter the songs i really like, i just add it to the playlist. then whenever i want to listen to all my favorite songs, i just play the playlist. i know its a primitive way but it works for me


I'm the opposite lol. I like to have my entire library organized via playlists and I chose the playlists that I feel like listening to at the time. I either listen to it in entirety or put it on shuffle.

post #2825 of 8519
I never have used playlists. I consume so much music I usually just throw new stuff on there and listen to it then shuffle new stuff on every few weeks.
post #2826 of 8519

Couldn't you also save a .pls file from your computer, upload it to the AK100, and should read the playlist from there (provided that you have the correct music tracks loaded on to the AK100)?

 

Also: has anyone tried the AK100 with Orthodyamic/Planar magnetic headphones? 

post #2827 of 8519

Just a heads up for those of you who are in the market to grab an AK100, iriver is offering free shippingatsmile.gif

post #2828 of 8519
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Originally Posted by elbombastico View Post

Couldn't you also save a .pls file from your computer, upload it to the AK100, and should read the playlist from there (provided that you have the correct music tracks loaded on to the AK100)?

 

Also: has anyone tried the AK100 with Orthodyamic/Planar magnetic headphones? 


It's not nearly that simple how they have it set up on the AK100. At least from what I heard its not really even pls files?

post #2829 of 8519
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Originally Posted by elbombastico View Post

Couldn't you also save a .pls file from your computer, upload it to the AK100, and should read the playlist from there (provided that you have the correct music tracks loaded on to the AK100)?

 

Also: has anyone tried the AK100 with Orthodyamic/Planar magnetic headphones? 

 

The problem is that the AK100 pls files list hard paths to the different memory card locations. so you can't export a playlist from, say, iTunes and have it work on the Ak100 unless you run a custom text replace script to add the hard coded paths to the songs on the internal memory to the songs in the list.

 

I think that would be doable with songs just on internal memory but when using SD cards... it seems like a nightmare.

 

 

 

... I've decided to keep the AK100 (it was up for sale for a while) I'm sending it to Vinnie at RWA for the RWAK100 mod. So it looks like I'll need to think about these playlist issues a bit more once I get it back. man, I hope I don't regret this, lol.

 

Maybe I need to fire up my PC (I'm typically on a Mac) and see if that iriver software can get my most used playlists set up.

post #2830 of 8519
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

 

The problem is that the AK100 pls files list hard paths to the different memory card locations. so you can't export a playlist from, say, iTunes and have it work on the Ak100 unless you run a custom text replace script to add the hard coded paths to the songs on the internal memory to the songs in the list.

 

I think that would be doable with songs just on internal memory but when using SD cards... it seems like a nightmare.

 

 

 

... I've decided to keep the AK100 (it was up for sale for a while) I'm sending it to Vinnie at RWA for the RWAK100 mod. So it looks like I'll need to think about these playlist issues a bit more once I get it back. man, I hope I don't regret this, lol.

 

Maybe I need to fire up my PC (I'm typically on a Mac) and see if that iriver software can get my most used playlists set up.


lol good luck man. I don't think I've ever used a media player that is worse :P. I wanted to throw my PC out the windows trying to use that ****.

post #2831 of 8519
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


lol good luck man. I don't think I've ever used a media player that is worse :P. I wanted to throw my PC out the windows trying to use that ****.

oh man. And I have such a low tolerance for bad software, too. this will be fun! 

 

ugh, the things I do for audio :P

post #2832 of 8519
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


lol good luck man. I don't think I've ever used a media player that is worse :P. I wanted to throw my PC out the windows trying to use that ****.

oh man. And I have such a low tolerance for bad software, too. this will be fun! 

 

ugh, the things I do for audio :P


iRiver seriously needs to hire better software developers if they're serious about competing w/ the likes of Apple.  Note I said "if."  I realize that may not actually be their target.  Also, given the OS X-related issues some of my fellow Apple users have been experiencing the past couple of years, maybe it's not a sufficiently difficult target to reach in any event.  =p

post #2833 of 8519
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


lol good luck man. I don't think I've ever used a media player that is worse :P. I wanted to throw my PC out the windows trying to use that ****.

 

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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

oh man. And I have such a low tolerance for bad software, too. this will be fun! 

 

ugh, the things I do for audio :P

 

Don't waste your time with the stupid software iRiver has.  

post #2834 of 8519
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Originally Posted by elbombastico View Post

Also: has anyone tried the AK100 with Orthodyamic/Planar magnetic headphones? 


I have used the Hifiman HE400 (Planar magnetic) with the stock AK.  They sound good.  I wish I could use them more, but they are really too bulky for road use.  Too much leakage too.   Bass is solid and good detail though.

post #2835 of 8519
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Originally Posted by feverfive View Post


iRiver seriously needs to hire better software developers if they're serious about competing w/ the likes of Apple.  Note I said "if."  I realize that may not actually be their target.  Also, given the OS X-related issues some of my fellow Apple users have been experiencing the past couple of years, maybe it's not a sufficiently difficult target to reach in any event.  =p

i tried ak100 at my local shop.
the device hang twice throughout a 30 min listening. software quite unstable.
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