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post #7546 of 17216
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Originally Posted by Cannikin View Post
 

 

Thank you for the suggestions.

 

Yes, I pushed the rest pin inside the top of the device. It powered off, and back on. I prompted the library update again (with the TF card inserted) and it says it performed the update. I looked at the library and none of the contents of the card were listed, so I did the update lib again, and now it is spinning and spinning and who knows what its doing.

 

I will try your suggestion of "moving some folders", but I doubt that will make much difference, since there are nowhere near 200 folders on the card. (there are precisely 66 folders in the root directory of the TF card, and no more than two subfolders in any of those - most are the album folder with only the song files in them, with no subfolders) And yes, sleep mode is OFF.

 

So I assume the next fix is "resetting the db". I work on a Mac, and all the instructions I have encountered for resetting the db are for windows. What do I do??

 

Thanks.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/681416/how-to-delete-the-database-in-the-x3-disk

 

The general gist is here but I will provide step by step instructions.

 

These instructions will deal with technical aspects of a computer operating system. I AM IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE for you in touching, typing, or in what you do to your computer.

 

Just a forewarning of course.


Anyway let's get started. The way to see hidden files on a Mac is much harder than on Windows. 

 

First open up terminal. (If at any point in this instruction you can not follow what I am saying, stop and do not go further. You must have the computer knowledge to understand what I am saying to do this)

 

(If you do not understand any of what I am saying when I say to open up terminal or what version of Mac OSX you are running. Stop and do not proceed further.)

 

Then copy and paste this code into it and press enter: (ONLY TYPE one of the following below, depending on your OS version)

 

If you are running 10.9 Mavericks:

Quote:
 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

 

If you are running 10.6 to 10.8 (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion)

Quote:
 

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

 

Remembering to press enter.

 

Then type

 

Quote:

killall Finder

 

 

This will show all hidden files on your computer. This is needed to see the admin file on the X3. You need to kill the finder app so that it can reset and then apply the new 'file' settings to show all files.

 

Then open up Finder and find the X3. Go to the X3's main disk (not the SD card you have plugged in)

 

 

You can tell the hidden files as they are opacque compared to the others. MAKE A BACKUP OF EVERY HIDDEN FILE. And store it in another directory or folder on your Mac off the X3.

 

Then delete the following file ONLY AFTER you have made a backup.

 

usrlocal_media.db

 

THEN, disconnect X3 from Mac(remember to eject all) and MANUALLY UPDATE the X3 (not auto) This will prompt the X3 to deploy a new media database.

 


If it works, then go to your Mac's terminal again, and type the following into terminal followed by pressing enter

 

MAVERICKS 10.9 ONLY

Quote:
 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

 

 

10.6-10.8

Quote:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

 

 

followed by

 

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killall Finder


 

Do that only after you are sure that the files are all on your X3 and are showing up.

 

If the files aren't showing. Repeat update steps as I said in my original post.

 


 

Now, who wants to give Panda some upvotes? :gs1000smile: 


Edited by bowei006 - 1/5/14 at 4:21pm
post #7547 of 17216
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Do that only after you are sure that the files are all on your X3 and are showing up.

 

If the files aren't showing. Repeat update steps as I said in my original post.

 


 

Now, who wants to give Panda some upvotes? :gs1000smile: 

 

Thank you, Panda, for your detailed reply. I know how to do command line tasks when needed, but I haven't done this db rebuild thing with the X3. After taking a few minutes to clear my head (I was SO frustrated with this thing) I came to the conclusion that I'm unwilling to work this hard on managing and maintaining a music player, no matter how wonderful the sound quality.

 

I'm filing a return with Amazon (turns out I can still send it back for a refund, so that's good) and I will likely just make do with my iPod classic. Its a shame that now I have nothing to play the FLAC files I bought from HDtracks.com :-( Oh well, lesson learned.


Edited by Cannikin - 1/5/14 at 5:28pm
post #7548 of 17216
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Originally Posted by Cannikin View Post
 

 

Thank you, Panda, for your detailed reply. I know how to do command line tasks when needed, but I haven't done this db rebuild thing with the X3. After taking a few minutes to clear my head (I was SO frustrated with this thing) I came to the conclusion that I'm unwilling to work this hard on managing and maintaining a music player, no matter how wonderful the sound quality.

 

I'm filing a return with Amazon (turns out I can still send it back for a refund, so that's good) and I will likely just make do with my iPod classic. Its a shame that now I have nothing to play the FLAC files I bought from HDtracks.com :-( Oh well, lesson learned.

Yeah, the file recognition is one of the worst bugs that the X3 has. There is no clear solution for it and is always dependent on what the user does.

 

But like CLIEOS mentioned back then, this is really pretty much the same with any other device out there. I've (as a percentage) actually spent more time managing and maintaing my music on my iPod. The X3 has given me two headaches, but those two headaches were much less as a proportion of time, then all those amount of times my iPod broke down.\

 

maybe iPod Classic with the fw mod rockbox. 

post #7549 of 17216
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Originally Posted by Musiccc View Post
 


Ok, $400 but I deducted $50 to give myself a little space (buffer), hence $350.  :) 

Your expectation is too high my friend, you might have set yourself up for crash and burn.  ;)

Speaking of AK100, what's the deal with that knob sticking out the side.  Yazz!  Ugly! (for me).

i realized that i expected too high when i remembered the x5 :bigsmile_face:....... but ipod touch is alone cost about 400 $ + lod (minimum fiio L9 ) cost about 10 $ + amp from 100-150 $ .....still fiio x3 would sound better as reviewers say  and as i expect : better DAC + powerful & warm amp chip + no Lo cable (more transparency as the cable degrades a little from the original signal )+ it is one box solution+ the button controls for blind operations.....  can't wait to put my hands on it & i really hope that fiio x3 meet my expectations :)

and the AK100 is little ugly for me too with its one side ear :tongue_smile: 


Edited by Mmet - 1/5/14 at 5:52pm
post #7550 of 17216
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Yeah, the file recognition is one of the worst bugs that the X3 has. There is no clear solution for it and is always dependent on what the user does.

 

But like CLIEOS mentioned back then, this is really pretty much the same with any other device out there. I've (as a percentage) actually spent more time managing and maintaing my music on my iPod. The X3 has given me two headaches, but those two headaches were much less as a proportion of time, then all those amount of times my iPod broke down.\

 

maybe iPod Classic with the fw mod rockbox. 

 

My iPod Classic is the current (6th) generation, and I thought those couldn't be rockboxed? Am I mistaken?

I also have a defunct iPod Classic 4th gen; its battery no longer holds a charge. Is it worth fixing up for rockboxing?

post #7551 of 17216
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Originally Posted by Cannikin View Post
 

 

My iPod Classic is the current (6th) generation, and I thought those couldn't be rockboxed? Am I mistaken?

I also have a defunct iPod Classic 4th gen; its battery no longer holds a charge. Is it worth fixing up for rockboxing?

Some gens can't be. That is correct, I'm not sure which ones were able to. You should check their site.

 

Check out how to disassemble a 4th gen and if its compatable for rockbox. Then decide of course if its worth it.

post #7552 of 17216

just received this little baby with firmware 1.3

to update the firmware - format the sd card as fat32, right..??

post #7553 of 17216
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Originally Posted by hema View Post
 

just received this little baby with firmware 1.3

to update the firmware - format the sd card as fat32, right..??

To even use the sdcard with the X3, you need to format it (unless it is already fat32). Correct.

post #7554 of 17216
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Originally Posted by hema View Post
 

just received this little baby with firmware 1.3

to update the firmware - format the sd card as fat32, right..??

yep ,,,,and favorably formate it with the x3 it self

post #7555 of 17216
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Originally Posted by Mmet View Post
 

yep ,,,,and favorably formate it with the x3 it self

The X3 only came with internal formating capabilites with the recent fw updates. It doesn't come with it pre 2.x 

post #7556 of 17216

yeah ofcourse

confirming about sd card format

post #7557 of 17216
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Originally Posted by hema View Post
 

yeah ofcourse

confirming about sd card format

Yes, the X3 does not require linear fw updates. You can update straight to the most recent fw without having to go through any previous ones. Remember to follow update instructions and have fun.

post #7558 of 17216

card reader not available

formatting using my phone - samsung s2

yeah format option is not available in x3 settings

post #7559 of 17216

damn formatting through phone formatted the card to generic hierarchical format

post #7560 of 17216

Put the mSD card int the X3. Plug the X3 into the computer through the USB cable. Format that way.

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