You've completely misunderstood me. I certainly did not intend to criticise you if you took it that way. You should be commended for trying to help out.
I am not sure if you've been reading this thread since the beginning so you may also have missed my many posts about cleaning tags and so on in the same effort as you to help others overcome the apparent inconsistent scan times and so on of the DX. I also totally agree that iBasso is to be commended for taking the time and effort to remedy them. But that doesn't mean I should forgive them for the time it's cost me fiddling with files that worked perfectly well on their sister DAP the DX100.
My earlier comment that you thought I was being critical of you was to purely say that with so many competitively priced and some not so competitively priced DAPs on the market each with their idiosyncracies, we (that is you AND I) should not be forced into all these hoops and hurdles to get a player to simply list our albums and show the songs without having to reformat our files every time we get a new one. I've got or had a DX100, DX50, AK100, RWAK100 and a Sony Z-1070, plus Android phones and iPhones and iPads and iPods, Rockboxed and standard. AND everyone of them I have had to go through this process of adding tags deleting tags, changing artwork from embedded to folder.jpg insertions.
Wouldn't it be nice to just load up the music and have the thing display and play?
No, definitely no criticism intended... just pointing out that none of us should have to do this when digital music standards have been around for over a decade and reading files should be sorted out by now.
Then I owe you an apology, because I did take it the wrong way. I am sorry for jumping to conclusions and I will take total blame for that. I've tried to read as many posts on this thread prior to purchasing my DX50 and even now that I have owned it for about 4 days, but it is hard to read all (especially since it is up to 499 pages). I will admit I did miss your posts, but I read so many more horror stories and that is what led me to clean and organize my music library prior to receiving the DX50.
I just hated to hear everyone's frustrations with this player and I felt bad for each and everyone who felt defeated by this device and it's software. I do agree with you that iBasso should have been more diligent in their software releases, but it does appear that they are on the right track.
I never had to deal with the earlier firmware releases, so I did not have to go through the headaches that the veteran owners have. And I also apologize to all who read these posts as coming off as some brash newbie, thinking he know's everything. I am beginning to think that it is not so much of how I prepared my musie library that has allowed me to use this device without the troubles posted in the past, rather I just got on board at the right time when iBasso is starting to release some stable software.
I hate it for you and all the early users that have endured the trouble software from day one, but at the same time I applaud you all that have stuck with it and helped all the newbies like myself to enjoy this player.
I cannot express enough how much head-fi has helped me in this hobby and it is really neat to have the opportunity to communicate with great folks around the globe that share an interest and help each other.
BTW, I you mentioned that you have used/owned the AK100; I'm just curious how that (a $700 unite) compares to the DX50?