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post #7756 of 19484
Thanks for the info. Why would OSX leave "hidden files" behind? What hidden files? More research required I think.
post #7757 of 19484
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Thanks for the info. Why would OSX leave "hidden files" behind? What hidden files? More research required I think.

Support for spotlight, the trashcan, and "resource forks" - extra meta data that not all filing systems can cope with natively.

 

e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.DS_Store

post #7758 of 19484
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Originally Posted by Zorrofox View Post

Thanks for the info. Why would OSX leave "hidden files" behind? What hidden files? More research required I think.

All operating systems do this to one extent or another. Luckily, you've go an easy fix with Eject For Windows!
post #7759 of 19484
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post

Support for spotlight, the trashcan, and "resource forks" - extra meta data that not all filing systems can cope with natively.

Ah, I see. Thanks.
post #7760 of 19484
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Originally Posted by rfox View Post
 

After having the X5 for a few days now - I am still getting used to all the oddities and niceties. It still impresses so far . . .

 

One annoying topic is the folder view navigation:

 

Due to the known media file size limit of 5800 titles (I have close 7000) - I use mostly folder view to navigate my music.   What is most frustrating on the X5 is when I am listening to a certain song in a folder- turn the device off, and next time I turn it back on - it shows "Now Playing" option in the menu - when I click "ok" -I am now in the media library at the beginning - and i have to back out and open folder view again and navigate from root to the correct folder.

There should be an option under settings to default to "folder view" or "Media Library" view on startup - even better, to remember last song played (from either view) on startup.

 

Vote for bug 101 if you agree:  https://app.devzing.com/FiiO/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=101

 

Thx,

R.Fox


I completely agree; this is a major annoyance with the X5.  It also seems like a big waste of system memory/resources to have a default background display of every song in every folder when it is not being used.

post #7761 of 19484
I agree I love my X5 but I personally. Think the X3 has more power and runs my HD598 will no problems,
Where as my X5 struggles to keep up using the HD598.
Then again it could just be me...smily_headphones1.gif
post #7762 of 19484

OSX always leaves hidden files on the CF card or USB sticks I put music on, for my vehicles.

 

They become visible when I view them on my PCs.

 

In that case, I should add music using my PC for the X5 (when I get it).

post #7763 of 19484

I wanted to test both the Fiio X5 and the E17 as a USB DAC with the Note 3 (latest firmware - 4.4.2)

 

X5 running v 1.23Beta firmware.

 

Unfortunately, the E17 works, the X5 doesn't - it tries to start as USB DAC - but keeps flipping back and forth between DAC and player - especially when playing a song.  The X5 shows it is in DAC mode - then I try and start a song on the Note 3 - I hear a second or two - then the player stops - and the X5 toggles away from DAC mode.  On the E17 - works beautifully (major improvement on stock Note 3 sound).

 

Anyone else see this issue before I file a bug??

post #7764 of 19484
Please, somebody explain to me why the X5 is being characterized as slightly underpowered in the amplifier section. And why people are saying and E12 is a significant improvement. Looking at the specs, I see that the E12 puts out 880 mW at 32 ohms, and the X5 puts out 750 mW. That is not a significant difference. Why is there reported to be a significant difference in ability to drive headphones? Is this real or is this hype?
post #7765 of 19484
Probably because the line out is superior to the headphone out on the X5
post #7766 of 19484

I have added to the bug list for the x5 the following (Bugzilla)

 

https://app.devzing.com/FiiO/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?bug_id=102%2C39%2C63%2C84&list_id=1956

 

 

 

selecting the artist category should allow all tracks to be chosen as well as individual albums

 

I would like to be able to select an artist and then play all the available tracks as opposed
to individual albums which i also want - so i have a choice of playing all the tracks 
or selecting one album from the list.

Hope this makes sense!

 

I have also voted for

 

replay gain support

 

and

 

playlist (m3u) support

 

It is interesting what people are asking for!


Edited by magicalmouse - 4/27/14 at 10:28am
post #7767 of 19484
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Originally Posted by Peter_S View Post
Looking at the specs, I see that the E12 puts out 880 mW at 32 ohms, and the X5 puts out 750 mW.

 

Except it doesn't.  The tested output is 276mW into 32ohm.  Which is more than all most but not 750mW ;)


Edited by Solude - 4/27/14 at 12:25pm
post #7768 of 19484

X5 cant drive my Yuin G1A !! So Sad :(

post #7769 of 19484
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

@Zorrofox: There's been plenty of discussion of about the X5 and OS X.

The PRO is that USB DAC function is completely plug n play - no extra drivers required.

The CON is that OS X leaves hidden files on your mSD card, which the X5 will make visible and try to scan as media files. Using a free utility like "Eject For Windows" removes the hidden files and then ejects the card in one step, so this CON is easily mitigated.


Ubuntu Linux also leaves some hidden files/folders on the msd cards, but usually only when you have deleted items and the OS creates a trash folder.  I just choose to display hidden files in Ubuntu and then delete the hidden files before putting the card back in the X5.  I've done this on multiple occasions with no issues.  When the hidden files show up on the X5 they're more of an annoyance than a serious problem - I just don't like to see them in the folder list.


Edited by Canaudio - 4/27/14 at 11:56am
post #7770 of 19484
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Accept it doesn't.  The tested output is 276mW into 32ohm.  Which is more than all most but not 750mW wink.gif

Really? That is very disappointing. By publishing this incorrect spec, FIIO is enticing people to buy the X5 on the assumption that it does have all the power needed. Do you happen to know the true spec on the E12? Why should I believe the published one?
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