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post #9496 of 17129

I installed the new firmware last night. I was delighted with the sound!

 

Does anyone else use a Mac, who downloaded the firmware? I'm getting all the music files listed a second time, with ._ before the second file. (It's similar to when I take a flash drive to work, and view the files on my Windows machine there.) Unfortunately the X3 tries to read those files. (I have folders as playlists, so I listen in "Browse Files" mode.) It usually will quickly skip thru the file, with an error message, and go to the next file, which is valid. But it started shutting down after each song, so I switched back to the old firmware. There's also the "Trashes" folder, which I also see when I'm looking at my flash drive from a Windows machine.

 

I forgot about the Sleep/Idle being switched around, and I'd changed Sleep to 0, so hopefully that's why it started shutting down each time, while it tried to read the invalid files. I'll try the new firmware again, when I'm more interested in problem solving, rather than listening.

 

But if anyone knows how to deal with the ._ duplicate file names, let me know.

post #9497 of 17129
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Originally Posted by SallymaeHogsby View Post
 

I installed the new firmware last night. I was delighted with the sound!

 

Does anyone else use a Mac, who downloaded the firmware? I'm getting all the music files listed a second time, with ._ before the second file. (It's similar to when I take a flash drive to work, and view the files on my Windows machine there.) Unfortunately the X3 tries to read those files. (I have folders as playlists, so I listen in "Browse Files" mode.) It usually will quickly skip thru the file, with an error message, and go to the next file, which is valid. But it started shutting down after each song, so I switched back to the old firmware. There's also the "Trashes" folder, which I also see when I'm looking at my flash drive from a Windows machine.

 

I forgot about the Sleep/Idle being switched around, and I'd changed Sleep to 0, so hopefully that's why it started shutting down each time, while it tried to read the invalid files. I'll try the new firmware again, when I'm more interested in problem solving, rather than listening.

 

But if anyone knows how to deal with the ._ duplicate file names, let me know.

It's because new firmware is showing hidden files - I hope they will fix it before final. In the meantime if I'm not mistaken there are apps in Mac App Store that will remove ._ files from any selected drive just search fore something like 'ds_store remover'. 

post #9498 of 17129
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Originally Posted by SallymaeHogsby View Post
 

I installed the new firmware last night. I was delighted with the sound!

 

Does anyone else use a Mac, who downloaded the firmware? I'm getting all the music files listed a second time, with ._ before the second file. (It's similar to when I take a flash drive to work, and view the files on my Windows machine there.) Unfortunately the X3 tries to read those files. (I have folders as playlists, so I listen in "Browse Files" mode.) It usually will quickly skip thru the file, with an error message, and go to the next file, which is valid. But it started shutting down after each song, so I switched back to the old firmware. There's also the "Trashes" folder, which I also see when I'm looking at my flash drive from a Windows machine.

 

I forgot about the Sleep/Idle being switched around, and I'd changed Sleep to 0, so hopefully that's why it started shutting down each time, while it tried to read the invalid files. I'll try the new firmware again, when I'm more interested in problem solving, rather than listening.

 

But if anyone knows how to deal with the ._ duplicate file names, let me know.

I use "Eject for Windows":

 

http://www011.upp.so-net.ne.jp/decafish/EjectForWindows/EjectForWindowsE.html

 

You just drop the disk icon on the Eject For Windows icon and it cleans up the drive and unmounts it for you. Works well for me...

post #9499 of 17129
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post
 

I use "Eject for Windows":

 

http://www011.upp.so-net.ne.jp/decafish/EjectForWindows/EjectForWindowsE.html

 

You just drop the disk icon on the Eject For Windows icon and it cleans up the drive and unmounts it for you. Works well for me...


That did the trick! It works on folders too! :)

 

Now my gapless is really gapless, I only see each song title once, and music sounds even better. None of the other things really matter to me (at least for now). 

 

Time for some relaxed-yet-attentive listening!

post #9500 of 17129

I'd one note. When I want change some value (e.g. bass, treble), window will display too to short time.

post #9501 of 17129

I have downloaded and would like to install the volume modded version of the 2.14beta firmware. 

 

But I am confused about what I need to do with the "default" volume settings when I install it.  When I listen to the X3 on low gain (using firmware 2.1), I usually listen between 22 and 26.  When I listen to the X3 on high gain (using firmware 2.1), I usually listen between 16 and 20.  When using the volume modded version of 2.14beta, how can I make sure that I can still listen at these levels (what are the new numerical equivalents thereof), that I don't blast my eardrums, and that the player doesn't change levels (revert back to earlier ones) each time that I turn it on?

post #9502 of 17129
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Originally Posted by steelglam View Post

I have downloaded and would like to install the volume modded version of the 2.14beta firmware. 

 

But I am confused about what I need to do with the "default" volume settings when I install it.  When I listen to the X3 on low gain (using firmware 2.1), I usually listen between 22 and 26.  When I listen to the X3 on high gain (using firmware 2.1), I usually listen between 16 and 20.  When using the volume modded version of 2.14beta, how can I make sure that I can still listen at these levels (what are the new numerical equivalents thereof), that I don't blast my eardrums, and that the player doesn't change levels (revert back to earlier ones) each time that I turn it on?

Start with what you used before and increase the volume to the required level. You should find that the number is double what you used on the old firmware.

Swyped from my Gpad
post #9503 of 17129
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Originally Posted by uzi2 View Post



Start with what you used before and increase the volume to the required level. You should find that the number is double what you used on the old firmware.

Swyped from my Gpad


Yes, I understand that part.  But I mean there has been a whole slew of new information in the last five pages of this thread about setting the default volume on the player in a specific manner, and razorblader seems to have even updated the modded firmware to account for this.  But with all of the messages back and forth, I am confused about what you have to do to with this setting.

post #9504 of 17129
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Originally Posted by steelglam View Post
 


Yes, I understand that part.  But I mean there has been a whole slew of new information in the last five pages of this thread about setting the default volume on the player in a specific manner, and razorblader seems to have even updated the modded firmware to account for this.  But with all of the messages back and forth, I am confused about what you have to do to with this setting.


Yes - credits to Razorblader and Skalkman

 

Use firmware tools and edit x3/system_attribute/default.ini

 

The standard beta sets a max_vol of 60 (Razorblader increased this to 120)

The standard beta sets a default_vol of 20 (unchanged by Razorblader)

 

The standard beta does not allow the setting of a fixed startup_vol as it defaults to the last used.

 

In order to do this you should set default_vol to double your previous number and change default_vol_type from 0 to 1

post #9505 of 17129
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Originally Posted by uzi2 View Post
 


Yes - credits to Razorblader and Skalkman

 

Use firmware tools and edit x3/system_attribute/default.ini

 

The standard beta sets a max_vol of 60 (Razorblader increased this to 120)

The standard beta sets a default_vol of 20 (unchanged by Razorblader)

 

The standard beta does not allow the setting of a fixed startup_vol as it defaults to the last used.

 

In order to do this you should set default_vol to double your previous number and change default_vol_type from 0 to 1


OK, thanks for the information.  Where are the X3's firmware tools?  I don't see a file or folder for that in the 2.14beta download, the 2.1 firmware download, or the player and system settings on the player itself.

post #9506 of 17129
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Originally Posted by steelglam View Post
 


OK, thanks for the information.  Where are the X3's firmware tools?  I don't see a file or folder for that in the 2.14beta download, the 2.1 firmware download, or the player and system settings on the player itself.


The firmware tools were provided in the "DIY your own theme" thread, but if you are happy for the startup volume to be the last used volume setting, then you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble by just using Razorbladers mod or the standard beta if using low impedance IEMs

post #9507 of 17129
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Originally Posted by uzi2 View Post
 


The firmware tools were provided in the "DIY your own theme" thread, but if you are happy for the startup volume to be the last used volume setting, then you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble by just using Razorbladers mod or the standard beta if using low impedance IEMs


Oh, OK, thanks.  Sorry, I am not familiar with the firmware tools thing.  I take it that it is a program or something?

 

I don't have a problem with the startup volume being the last used volume setting.  I've never fiddled with the default/custom volume settings on the player anyways, and when I turn on the player, I always just listen at the volume I was using when I last turned off the player.  And then adjust from there if necessary.  So, as I understand it, I can continue to do that using the volume modded 2.14beta firmware, but that I will have to increase the volume on the player to about double what I have previously used to get the same output level.  Correct?

post #9508 of 17129
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Originally Posted by steelglam View Post
 


Oh, OK, thanks.  Sorry, I am not familiar with the firmware tools thing.  I take it that it is a program or something?

 

I don't have a problem with the startup volume being the last used volume setting.  I've never fiddled with the default/custom volume settings on the player anyways, and when I turn on the player, I always just listen at the volume I was using when I last turned off the player.  And then adjust from there if necessary.  So, as I understand it, I can continue to do that using the volume modded 2.14beta firmware, but that I will have to increase the volume on the player to about double what I have previously used to get the same output level.  Correct?


Firmware tools allows you to unpack the firmware and play around with the settings to create your own theme and then repack and flash the modified version.

Razorblader has used this to correct the max_volume setting - nothing else has been altered.

Yes - double the number you're used to should approximate to the same volume.

But if you are using highly efficient headphones (most IEMs) and have not previously needed volumes in excess of 30, then the standard beta will work well for you (you will still need to double the number you're used to)


Edited by uzi2 - 4/26/14 at 5:17pm
post #9509 of 17129
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Originally Posted by uzi2 View Post
 


Firmware tools allows you to unpack the firmware and play around with the settings to create your own theme and then repack and flash the modified version.

Razorblader has used this to correct the max_volume setting - nothing else has been altered.

Yes - double the number you're used to should approximate to the same volume.


Thanks for all the help, uzi2.  Got it now.

post #9510 of 17129
Almost swap my fiio x3 for ibasso dx50 but with this update I think Im gonna keep my x3. smily_headphones1.gif
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