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post #5326 of 17129
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Originally Posted by shrimants View Post

Uhhhh..... M4a is not lossless. .alac is lossless, m4a and m4p are lossy.
 

ALAC files are lossless files appended with an m4a extension. When I'm in iTunes and right click a song to see its properties, file type reads Apple Lossless audio file, and location lists the file name with .m4a at the end.

post #5327 of 17129
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Originally Posted by shrimants View Post

Uhhhh..... M4a is not lossless. .alac is lossless, m4a and m4p are lossy.

alac is a codec while m4a is only a container. The file name extension for lossless alac encoded audio is m4a. m4a can contain either lossy aac or lossless alac (also metadata of course). Example:
Code:
General
Complete name                            : 01 - Come Together.m4a
Format                                   : MPEG-4
Format profile                           : Apple audio with iTunes info
Codec ID                                 : M4A 
File size                                : 25.6 MiB
Duration                                 : 4mn 19s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 825 Kbps
Album                                    : Abbey Road
Track name                               : Come Together
Track name/Position                      : 1
Performer                                : The Beatles
Genre                                    : Pop
Writing application                      : Lavf55.12.102
Comment                                  : Remaster 2009

Audio
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : ALAC
Codec ID                                 : alac
Codec ID/Info                            : Apple Lossless Audio Codec
Duration                                 : 4mn 19s
Duration_LastFrame                       : -24ms
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 825 Kbps
Nominal bit rate                         : 1 411 Kbps
Channel count                            : 2 channels
Sampling rate                            : 44.1 KHz
Bit depth                                : 16 bits
Stream size                              : 25.6 MiB (100%)
post #5328 of 17129
 

Deleted ... loads of others beat me to it 8^)


Edited by tjw321 - 9/20/13 at 10:04am
post #5329 of 17129
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post
 

 

The m4a problem was fixed in one of the recent firmwares. Just upgrade to the latest. You may need to clear out the database by removing the card and updating the library. Then you can put the card back in and update it again to pick up the contents of the card.

 

Sorry, but i still have the .m4a problem, even with the last firmware

(they're not lossless files)

Maybe i'll send the files to James, just of examples.

 

By the way, it's not really a big problem for me.

As i say, it's a powerful and great device :) 


Edited by ticoss - 9/20/13 at 10:27am
post #5330 of 17129
Thanks for the clarification guys. Today I learned.

As for the person asking about low resolution files on the x3, personally I have 320 kbps mp3. Considering that above 256 there's not much gains in quality and that most people aren't really listening all that hard or carefully, I don't see much problem in it. The x3 has a nice price point, has excellent features like the line out and coax, and has expandable memory. I don't have room on my 16 fig card forflac files but I would have room on 64 and I don't feel like I'm missing anything with mp3.
post #5331 of 17129
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Originally Posted by no1uno View Post
 

How do I get the player to list my songs (within an album) by tagged song name rather than the entire filename?

 

 

You cannot.  And it likely will not be fixed without an entire re-write of the code (per James).

 
The only way you can do it efficiently is to rename the files inside of your folders.  You can use Foobar (this was discussed back towards the beginning of the thread because I had this same complaint) to rename the files based on tags.  For example:  "Three Days Grace - 2012 10 02 - Transit of Venus - 01 - Sign of the Times.m4a" would be updated to "01 - Sign of the Times.m4a" or whatever naming convention you wanted to use.  But to see these files, you have to browse by files rather than categories (mp3 tags).  It's a shame that it won't be fixed any time soon, but at least there is a semi-work around.
post #5332 of 17129

My sandisk card still does not work even using guiformat and the 32 bit cluster size. This is very disappointing. I tried every trick listed in this thread but nothing seems to allow me to use the card. 'File not found' error every time. 

post #5333 of 17129

i think i have odd ears and a newbie brain because i  find my sansa clip sounds better then the fiio.i admit i do like to realy here the cymbals.i  do like how hard the fiio x3 can drive my phones

post #5334 of 17129

Really weird, I bought a Sandisk 64go last week. Inserted it in the X3 slot, formated there (guiformat, 32k cluster size and quick format) and it was working in less than 10 minutes.

Did you try a full wipe ?

post #5335 of 17129

Tried it all. The card works. I can copy anything to it and read it in windows. The player will not read anything from it. 

post #5336 of 17129
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Tried it all. The card works. I can copy anything to it and read it in windows. The player will not read anything from it. 

 

i had to set something to auto to get my card to work then i hooked it up to pc and disconnected it and it scanned the files and my songs showed up.not sure if it was just dumb luck

post #5337 of 17129

Well, can you be a little more specific about what you did?

post #5338 of 17129
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Well, can you be a little more specific about what you did?

i dont have the player here. but on the player there was a seting and you had a choice to set it to auto or manual i choose auto. then just pluged it into my pc. then disconnected it.then the player scanned the music took like 15 minutes it seemed.but when it was done my songs showed up

post #5339 of 17129

reformatted my 64GB card to 32KB cluster size, removed all m4a and wmv files. removed card and did scan of only the internal storage and that worked. put the sd card back in and the scan hangs as always and requires a reset. good thing that I usually listen to entire albums, so I can use directory browsing.

post #5340 of 17129

I have not heard of such a setting mentioned here. I'll look for it though. 

 

thanks...

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