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post #9706 of 17570
Yes, 1 restriction, Monk only gets 1 folder smily_headphones1.gif

In all seriousness, no limit from I've seen.
post #9707 of 17570
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Originally Posted by jk47 View Post

i just got an x5 and haven't set it up yet.  i have a question about folder structures:  is there a limit to how deep you can go? and does that level have to be uniform?

for example, i'd like:

classical>beethoven>string quartets>string quartet #1>each movement is a file

or

jazz>monk>monk's dream[album]>tracks

so there are 4 levels of folders for beethoven, with the tracks in the lowest level folder.  and there are 3 levels of folder for monk.

so- any technical or practical limit on folder levels?
and do folder levels have to be uniform?

Folder levels were an issue in the early X3 firmware, but it's been fixed long ago and would apply to the X5 as well. You shouldn't have any problems at all with the folder structure you listed. Folder levels do not have to be uniform.

The only limit that currently exists is the media library can load a maximum of 5800 tracks/files. Folder browser playback is not affected, only the All Songs, Album, Artist, and Genre category playback. Fiio is working on a solution for this.
Edited by x RELIC x - 5/24/14 at 6:24pm
post #9708 of 17570

thanks for the replies, goldendarko and xRELICx.

 

this board is amazing btw- it took only minutes for me to get 2 responses to my question!  

 

and i can't imagine wanting to choose over 5000 tracks at once- either straight or on shuffle- so i don't think that's much of a restriction for me.

post #9709 of 17570
Yeah it's not been an issue for most, though a few people do like to put all their music in one file and just hit shuffle. This player is obviously not for them until that issue is fixed. But you will have no problems with making as many folders as you'd like.
post #9710 of 17570
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Originally Posted by Feedbacker View Post
 

When I first got my X5, right on first release, I had all sorts of problems with it. Turns out I had two deeply dodgy, fake microSD cards. On replacing them, all my problems went away, and I'm loving the X5, UI foibles and all.

 

Point is, I keep reading of the experiences of others, and an amazing number of them sound like memory card problems.

 

Just saying...

 

that is the reason why iPhone does not supports extra SD card. 

post #9711 of 17570
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

that is the reason why iPhone does not supports extra SD card. 

Can't argue against that, very good point and the more reason to buy good quality microSD cards. This is one place where owning one is the more important, it's not the time to save a penny or two; penny wise pound foolish. rolleyes.gif

Conclusion: buy good quality cards now or forever be haunted with unexplainable, uncontrollable and unfixable ghost bugs. Moral of the story if you get into situations where people don't have your problems, check the card health first to make sure it's not the culprit.
Edited by musicheaven - 5/25/14 at 12:10am
post #9712 of 17570
I have not had any stuttering so far, the first thing I done was to format the cards with the X5.

These are the cards I am using and they seem to be very good.

http://www.mobymemory.co.uk/5069-samsung-pro-64gb-micro-sdxc-class-10-70mb-s-uhs-i-memory-card-8806085213449.html
post #9713 of 17570
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

Can't argue against that, very good point and the more reason to buy good quality microSD cards. This is one place where owning one is the more important, it's not the time to save a penny or two; penny wise pound foolish. rolleyes.gif

Conclusion: buy good quality cards now or forever be haunted with unexplainable, uncontrollable and unfixable ghost bugs. Moral of the story if you get into situations where people don't have your problems, check the card health first to make sure it's not the culprit.

Agreed, but even well respected brands have had issues when not formatted with the device. wink.gif

X3 and X5 both have had their share of this and pretty much every time (aside from messed up tags, files, and artwork) the solution was to format the cards with the player. Super easy to troubleshoot as well, should be #1 on the list of things to do.
Edited by x RELIC x - 5/25/14 at 12:24am
post #9714 of 17570
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Originally Posted by Flomet View Post

I have not had any stuttering so far, the first thing I done was to format the cards with the X5.

These are the cards I am using and they seem to be very good.

http://www.mobymemory.co.uk/5069-samsung-pro-64gb-micro-sdxc-class-10-70mb-s-uhs-i-memory-card-8806085213449.html

That seems to be the trend, Samsung and Sandisk cards.

What's interesting is, in a few instances I needed to use the X5 onboard formatting utility to have the card recognized and that was with an older version of microSD cards, however as soon as I did, it worked flawlessly.
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

Agreed, but even well respected brands have had issues when not formatted with the device. wink.gif

X3 and X5 both have had their share of this and pretty much every time (aside from messed up tags, files, and artwork) the solution was to format the cards with the player. Super easy to troubleshoot as well, should be #1 on the list of things to do.

Yep, experienced that too. Any new cards I received while evaluating the X5, I used their formatting function, I just did not take any chances. smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 5/25/14 at 12:28am
post #9715 of 17570
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

That seems to be the trend, Samsung and Sandisk cards.

What's interesting is, in a few instances I needed to use the X5 onboard formatting utility to have the card recognized and that was with an older version of microSD cards, however as soon as I did, it worked flawlessly.
Yep, experienced that too. Any new cards I received while evaluating the X5, I used their formatting function, I just did not take any chances. smily_headphones1.gif
Same for me, I put them in the X5 straight out of the package then format them.
I loaded one of them with 17GB of music and it took about 14 minutes.
I did try an older card that I formatted on my mac (just for testing only) and that seems to be okay.
post #9716 of 17570
I've used the new SanDisk 128 GB cards and formatted with the X5 and still encountered multiple cases of stuttering/track skipping, I'm pretty sure the X5 is the problem for me at least, all 3 of my SanDisk cards being messed up seems unlikely.
post #9717 of 17570
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Originally Posted by goldendarko View Post

I've used the new SanDisk 128 GB cards and formatted with the X5 and still encountered multiple cases of stuttering/track skipping, I'm pretty sure the X5 is the problem for me at least, all 3 of my SanDisk cards being messed up seems unlikely.

Could you tell me:

Are these the same files every time?

Which tags do you have set?

What is the bitrate of the files?

What is the file format?
post #9718 of 17570
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Originally Posted by searchy View Post
 

Ever since the original Cruzer, all I've ever used is SanDisk. I've never had to deal with memory corruption or with throughput speeds being too slow. I strongly recommend them based on their performance and reliability. I've also heard good things about Lexor but never had the need to use them. They are famous for offering the highest storage capacities at low prices. Their 128GB microSD cards are relatively cheap! 

 

Yep, I've gone all-SanDisk now. The ones I had problems with were (branded as) Samsung - I'll be avoiding them in the future. Will look up Lexor options. Thanks, searchy...

post #9719 of 17570
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


Can't argue against that, very good point and the more reason to buy good quality microSD cards. This is one place where owning one is the more important, it's not the time to save a penny or two; penny wise pound foolish. rolleyes.gif

Conclusion: buy good quality cards now or forever be haunted with unexplainable, uncontrollable and unfixable ghost bugs. Moral of the story if you get into situations where people don't have your problems, check the card health first to make sure it's not the culprit.

Spot on advice, musicheaven

post #9720 of 17570
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Originally Posted by Feedbacker View Post

Yep, I've gone all-SanDisk now. The ones I had problems with were (branded as) Samsung - I'll be avoiding them in the future. Will look up Lexor options. Thanks, searchy...
Can you tell me what problems you had with Samsung Cards, as mine seem to be good and the genuine item.
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