It "seems" to finish updating. I say "seems" because I have the screen to time-out after 10 seconds and I'm not really looking at it. It takes a bit of time indeed because when I press any button, the "Updating Library" animation is still running, but I then leave it be. After it finishes, it goes back to the main menu once done but when I go to the "Play all" I only see the internal memory Chesky song and three other songs from my microSD.
I'll try to follow that at home, change the time-out of the screen to "On" (so I can see what's going on) and report back.
So, this is what I did:
1) Re-organized my folders so that there wouldn't be too many in just one level
2) Modified some folder names and file names to be shorter (but not all of them!)
3) Deleted the FiiO X3 Database as per directions on the link provided
4) Re-inserted microSD card, turned backlight ON and Updated the library manually.
Results... Still doesn't detect anything it seems... The only thing that appears in the library now is the Chesky album but NOTHING from the microSD card (last time 3 or 4 songs from the microSD appeared on the list). I can only play via the "Browser"... :-(
Question, what would impede the library from being created?
Would it be:
- Length of file names
- Special or specific characters
- Extra files other than music files (i.e. txt, .dat, pdfs, etc.)
- Number of files in the card (currently 12,000+ files total)
- anything else?!?
I love the sound quality of the player, it feels solid and well constructed, worked well with the few songs I had in its internal memory but if it wont work with my current library of songs the way I want to (i.e. being able to Shuffle through EVERYTHING without the need to manually enter folders to play songs) then it's basically useless to me... (my CHEAP Cowon C2 does this easily, no problem identifying THE SAME microSD card...). This is why I wholeheartedly agreed with:
At least the X3 is "only" $200 and not $1000...