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post #3556 of 17129
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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post

 

out of 10 and for audio quality alone, how would you score the x3 and clip+?

With my very limited experience with DAPs, probably a 9 vs somewhere between 7.5 and 8 for the Clip+

post #3557 of 17129
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Originally Posted by chengsta View Post


Oh that sucks.  MP4nation shipped it yesterday, I got it today a few hours ago.  Great service!  No duties/customs fees at all!  I went with the free fedex shipping too!

LOL.  Mine shipped Monday, got to Oakland Tuesday am and just flew over my head in AZ over to Memphis, TN ... I reckon FedEx knows what they're doing but still :(

post #3558 of 17129
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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

With my very limited experience with DAPs, probably a 9 vs somewhere between 7.5 and 8 for the Clip+


that is what i was hoping to hear!

post #3559 of 17129
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post


I believe i read in this thread somewhere that you can use the tags if you edit them with id3tag editors and change them to v3.2(?) ID3 tags.

EDIT: as i can't seem to find it i might've misread it, or confused it with something else.

 

Thanks for the info. I have just tried it

 

EDIT: I have tried it using several methods but the results were inconsistent. Sometimes the files didn't get recognized by X3 at all.

 

I think converting to FLAC takes just about the same time and effort (especially with modern computing power) and guaranteed to work.

 

It's still an extra step to transfer the ALAC to X3, so I wish they fix the problem soon.


Edited by sandalaudio - 8/7/13 at 3:08am
post #3560 of 17129

My tracking updated. They shipped it yesterday which is earlier than what their website said it would (it said ship out 8/7 I think) and I'll get it by end of day tomorrow. I'm excited as I haven't had one of these kind of daps since the HM601. I think I'll prepare my microsdhc card later tonight so I can just pop it in the X3 when I get it.

post #3561 of 17129

OK, recieved my X3 today and I can't get it to see all my artists and albums. My music is all in a folder called Music and then structured by artist and album, so Music/artist/album/tracks.

 

Have tried a manual re-index, auto re-index, used the reset button, had the sd-card in and out, all to no avail. There is no common denominator to it, it is just missing whole swathes of artists and albums, some are MP3's and others are FLAC.

 

All artists and albums appear just fine when in my Sansa Clip Zip (Rockboxed), my Cowon C2, or my Colorfly C3. 

 

64Gb genuine Sandisk class 10 card btw, formatted as FAT32. Even tried reformatting it and copying the music back on.

 

Something screwy going on here, as since I reformatted the card and copied the music back on to it, it is only indexing albums artists with names A-R and any artists from S-Z are missing. Again though, putting the sd-card in any of my other players, it shows everything.

 

Additionally, the 'Category' option in the menu is only indexing the album that the X3 ships with in the internal storage, it is not indexing any of the artists and albums.  

 

 

Any ideas anyone?

 

 

 

post #3562 of 17129
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Originally Posted by Dixter View Post

Posting this just in case it might help out a few folks here.... 

 

Got the X3 early this morning... 

after work went out and bought a Sandisk ULTRA microSDXC UHS-1 64GB card...

its rated at class 10 (30MB/s)  got it at Frys $79

and yes this package does come with the Micro to SD adaptor making it pretty easy for inserting into the computer.

 

Got the card home and tried to format the card to FAT32...   No go with Windows 7/64... 

so went on the web and found this...  http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1773735

I used the "Second Method".... went with the default settings and it worked like a charm... formatted the card in like 5 seconds...

 

then I put a single folder of Santana (Flac) on the card... copy/paste....

 

then put the card into the X3...   and yes the card does go in the X3 upside down... 

 

Turned on the X3 and it played the folder perfect....  so far its great..


Just want to say thanks to these instructions. Bought a 64gb after work and it is working correctly

post #3563 of 17129
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Originally Posted by phlashbios View Post

OK, recieved my X3 today and I can't get it to see all my artists and albums. My music is all in a folder called Music and then structured by artist and album, so Music/artist/album/tracks.

 

Have tried a manual re-index, auto re-index, used the reset button, had the sd-card in and out, all to no avail. There is no common denominator to it, it is just missing whole swathes of artists and albums, some are MP3's and others are FLAC.

 

All artists and albums appear just fine when in my Sansa Clip Zip (Rockboxed), my Cowon C2, or my Colorfly C3. 

 

64Gb genuine Sandisk class 10 card btw, formatted as FAT32. Even tried reformatting it and copying the music back on.

 

Something screwy going on here, as since I reformatted the card and copied the music back on to it, it is only indexing albums artists with names A-R and any artists from S-Z are missing. Again though, putting the sd-card in any of my other players, it shows everything.

 

Additionally, the 'Category' option in the menu is only indexing the album that the X3 ships with in the internal storage, it is not indexing any of the artists and albums.  

 

 

Any ideas anyone?

 

 

 


Just brainstorming here, have you tried to reduce to two levels structure? divide and conquer?

post #3564 of 17129
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Originally Posted by phlashbios View Post

OK, recieved my X3 today and I can't get it to see all my artists and albums. My music is all in a folder called Music and then structured by artist and album, so Music/artist/album/tracks.

 

Have tried a manual re-index, auto re-index, used the reset button, had the sd-card in and out, all to no avail. There is no common denominator to it, it is just missing whole swathes of artists and albums, some are MP3's and others are FLAC.

 

All artists and albums appear just fine when in my Sansa Clip Zip (Rockboxed), my Cowon C2, or my Colorfly C3. 

 

64Gb genuine Sandisk class 10 card btw, formatted as FAT32. Even tried reformatting it and copying the music back on.

 

Something screwy going on here, as since I reformatted the card and copied the music back on to it, it is only indexing albums artists with names A-R and any artists from S-Z are missing. Again though, putting the sd-card in any of my other players, it shows everything.

 

Additionally, the 'Category' option in the menu is only indexing the album that the X3 ships with in the internal storage, it is not indexing any of the artists and albums.  

 

 

Any ideas anyone?

 

 

 

 

 

Can you see all of your music in "Browse Files">"Micro SD Card" ?

 

Did you try only putting a small amount of music in the microSD to see if that works?

 

I have a 64GB Sandisk Ultra formatted FAT32, and with around 50GB of music in there, the "System Setting">"Update Lib" never really finished (waited around 30 min) and froze up. Afterwards it only did partial indexing.

 

I then tried again with only about 30GB of music in it and it indexed fine. I have to investigate when it falls over.

post #3565 of 17129
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Originally Posted by sandalaudio View Post

 

 

Can you see all of your music in "Browse Files">"Micro SD Card" ?

 

Did you try only putting a small amount of music in the microSD to see if that works?

 

I have a 64GB Sandisk Ultra formatted FAT32, and with around 50GB of music in there, the "System Setting">"Update Lib" never really finished (waited around 30 min) and froze up. Afterwards it only did partial indexing.

 

I then tried again with only about 30GB of music in it and it indexed fine. I have to investigate when it falls over.

 

No, I can't, I can only see artists from A-R. Artists S-Z are missing. Mine too is about a 50Gb collection. I have now reformatted the card again and am transferring the files by artist/album/track to the root of the sd-card (without the parent 'Music' folder) over a USB cable from my laptop to see if that makes any difference.

 

Given that Fiio says that 64Gb cards are supported, there should not be these problems.

post #3566 of 17129
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post


Just brainstorming here, have you tried to reduce to two levels structure? divide and conquer?

 

Trying that atm. Will advise outcome tongue.gif

post #3567 of 17129
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post


Just want to say thanks to these instructions. Bought a 64gb after work and it is working correctly

 

Will be interested to see what happens when you fill it as regards indexing it on the X3.

Do you have 50+ Gb of music to fill it with and let us know if it indexes it all correctly?

post #3568 of 17129
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Originally Posted by phlashbios View Post

 

Will be interested to see what happens when you fill it as regards indexing it on the X3.

Do you have 50+ Gb of music to fill it with and let us know if it indexes it all correctly?


trying my best, sir... it is only transferring at 4mb per second....... and i am bit under the weather...

post #3569 of 17129
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Originally Posted by phlashbios View Post

 

No, I can't, I can only see artists from A-R. Artists S-Z are missing. Mine too is about a 50Gb collection. I have now reformatted the card again and am transferring the files by artist/album/track to the root of the sd-card (without the parent 'Music' folder) over a USB cable from my laptop to see if that makes any difference.

 

Given that Fiio says that 64Gb cards are supported, there should not be these problems.

 

Fiio might be simply claiming that it can read 64GB microSD cards (meaning SDXC UHS-I cards) rather than capping out at the SDHC Class cards limit of 32GB.

The fact that the X3 manual says it is best to use 32GB or lower card (safer for firmware updates) might suggest something.

I would like to know if anybody has actually jam packed their 64GB microSD full of music and got it to work.

 

When you have 50GB+ of music, does the "Update Lib" actually complete by itself on your X3? Mine just hangs after a while (the spinning loading screen locks up and nothing happens) and I have to manually reboot it. This hanging problem doesn't happen if I limit to around 30GB of music.

post #3570 of 17129
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Originally Posted by sandalaudio View Post

 

Fiio might be simply claiming that it can read 64GB microSD cards (meaning SDXC UHS-I cards) rather than capping out at the SDHC Class cards limit of 32GB.

The fact that the X3 manual says it is best to use 32GB or lower card (safer for firmware updates) might suggest something.

I would like to know if anybody has actually jam packed their 64GB microSD full of music and got it to work.

 

When you have 50GB+ of music, does the "Update Lib" actually complete by itself on your X3? Mine just hangs after a while (the spinning loading screen locks up and nothing happens) and I have to manually reboot it. This hanging problem doesn't happen if I limit to around 30GB of music.

 

It completes the 'Update Lib' function just fine, takes a suspiciously short period of time though (5-10 seconds or so) and then reports "MediaLib Updated". I have a meticulously maintained music archive with every track fully tagged. It looks strongly like a failure to index large music libraries (there's about 400 artists folders - about 7000 tracks in 256K or better MP3's and FLAC)

 

If Fiio are reading this thread, I would welcome their input too, because if this player is unable to index properly it is useless to me. As I have already said, my Sansa Clip (Rockboxed), Colorfly C3 and Cowon C2, read the same sd-card and index it just fine.

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