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post #616 of 1155
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

Not having that problem now but was when the scans were incomplete. So question:

1. Are all your albums scanned in completely?
2. Do you select what to play from Album or directory, and if the latter, does it sometimes need to scan that folder if not previously played?

I'm pretty sure the scans are complete. I'm playing albums from the directory mode. Should I use album mode instead?

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post #617 of 1155
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

I'm pretty sure the scans are complete. I'm playing albums from the directory mode. Should I use album mode instead?
I'm pretty sure that's your problem. I always use album mode and don't have any issues.
post #618 of 1155
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Originally Posted by Vidmaven View Post

I'm pretty sure that's your problem. I always use album mode and don't have any issues.

OK I'll use album mode and see if that rectifies the problem.
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After much trial and error and using help from various members these are the things I've found important in solving scan and playback issues...

1. Ensure your filenames start with the track number followed by a space or separator then the title.
2. Avoid very long filenames. I'm using 30 but longer may work. But there seems to be a limit as I had to truncate some to get the scans to complete.
3. Clean your tags. Don't rely on artist tag as these are track specific. Always fill album artist as well and if a compilation I suggest you tag album artist with Various Artists or the main featured artist. Note this also helps in iTunes.
4. Use a utility to fill the Track no tag. Ensure these are in the format 01, 02, .... 09, 10....etc. this is important for sorting and should also be used in your filenames. Use of leading zero is essential.
5. Use the utility CopyInOrder to transfer files to memory cards etc. This overrides time stamp issues if a file is modified out of sequence with other tracks in the folder.
6. Embed album art and limit size to say 300x300. The DX will display larger but I have a Sonos system that won't so I've settled on this size because it works on everything I have. Prefer to use jpegs.

None of the above is a huge problem if you use a good utility. I like MP3Tag as it's dead easy and quick.

I am certain all problems with playback, folder sorts and so on can be overcome with these. I know how frustrated I was before I did the above so understand ppl blaming iBasso but seriously this is better than waiting for firmware to correct it. IBasso are working on playlists as next priority as I understand so fix your tags and filenames and enjoy your DAP.
post #620 of 1155
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

4. Use a utility to fill the Track no tag. Ensure these are in the format 01, 02, .... 09, 10....etc. this is important for sorting and should also be used in your filenames. Use of leading zero is essential.
All my file names in albums start with track numbers that have leading zeros but I removed all leading zeros in my tags. Still displays the track order fine so I wouldn't say leading zeros are essential for tags.

File creation date seems to be the biggest determiner for track list order, so always use CopyInOrder to copy albums.
post #621 of 1155
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All my file names in albums start with track numbers that have leading zeros but I removed all leading zeros in my tags. Still displays the track order fine so I wouldn't say leading zeros are essential for tags.

File creation date seems to be the biggest determiner for track list order, so always use CopyInOrder to copy albums.
Probably should have been clearer. The leading zero is essential for the filename for some OS's. Might as well be consistent.
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Probably should have been clearer. The leading zero is essential for the filename for some OS's. Might as well be consistent.

 

I have to agree this seems to be a common issue with Chinese DAPs. But I've just gotten into the habit of having all my files with the 01, 02 tagging for both the track numbers as well as the titles of the songs. It looks neater that way anyways and it avoids issues. I never had issues with having the leading 0 so why not? :).

post #623 of 1155
Agreed. One more thing, the DX50 seems prone to mis-scans when some types of non-music files are present. I use a batch delete file to remove any orphan files remain. I accidentally left the batch file on the SD cards root folder and it stopped scanning early. Deleted the batch file and she's sweet.
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After another week since I posted my long list of issues/features that need to be addressed/fixed... I have a few more to list.

 

1. Allow the player to format the Micro SD card to exFAT. 

 

2. Give an option for the player to purge all files that are not in selected formats (music, images. Windows has a habit of creating thumbs.db).

 

3. Any possible boost to the speed that play/pause, Next track and previous track options activate would be nice, since there is a large delay.

 

4. Remove the on-screen buttons for Play/Pause, next track etc.

 

5. Fix the '0.0Khz/0Kbps' thing when you turn on the DX50. The last played track will come up and be displayed as that. Not a big issue though.

 

6. Some form of scrollbar, search or other function to navigate albums, artists etc more quickly. Maybe use the volume buttons to jump a set amount of places when in those menus (with the ability to turn the function off, or on and choosing how many to skip).

 

7. Fix the 'must be turned on to connect USB data properly' issue (if it can be fixed via firmware - not too sure about that).

 

8. Add a function to process the audio files in a folder by track number/name, so that albums are processed in the correct order (alleviating some of the problems some members are having). Unless a function like that would be a significant battery drain/slow process.

 

Some of these problems may be easy fixes, some might be impossible. Would be nice to have everything.

post #625 of 1155
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

Agreed. One more thing, the DX50 seems prone to mis-scans when some types of non-music files are present. I use a batch delete file to remove any orphan files remain. I accidentally left the batch file on the SD cards root folder and it stopped scanning early. Deleted the batch file and she's sweet.

In mp3tag how do you add an album artist info to a whole album without having to manually type it in each time?
post #626 of 1155
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

In mp3tag how do you add an album artist info to a whole album without having to manually type it in each time?

Select all the tracks and then use the albumartist drop down box in the sidebar (or enter text there) and save
post #627 of 1155
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

In mp3tag how do you add an album artist info to a whole album without having to manually type it in each time?
Mate.. Simply select the tracks you wish to modify in the navigation pane. Then in the left tags pane, type in the artist name in the album artist tag, modify other tags to suit, then immediately "Save". And all the unchanged tags remain unaffected. Only the selected tracks will be modified.

You can even select all the albums for a particular artist and modify them all in a couple steps. Sort your tracks by clicking an appropriate column in the nav pane. Eg if you use artists names for folder, sort by location and their albums will also appear in order provided you've filled the album name. Also make use of the filter at the bottom.

Once you get the gist of this powerful little program, you'll wonder why you delayed doing this before.

And there's a pretty useful help section, unlike the DX50 which requires a manual.
Edited by Jpfe8851 - 9/28/13 at 3:29pm
post #628 of 1155
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Originally Posted by Hobgoblinpie View Post

After another week since I posted my long list of issues/features that need to be addressed/fixed... I have a few more to list.

1. Allow the player to format the Micro SD card to exFAT. 

2. Give an option for the player to purge all files that are not in selected formats (music, images. Windows has a habit of creating thumbs.db).

3. Any possible boost to the speed that play/pause, Next track and previous track options activate would be nice, since there is a large delay.

4. Remove the on-screen buttons for Play/Pause, next track etc.

5. Fix the '0.0Khz/0Kbps' thing when you turn on the DX50. The last played track will come up and be displayed as that. Not a big issue though.

6. Some form of scrollbar, search or other function to navigate albums, artists etc more quickly. Maybe use the volume buttons to jump a set amount of places when in those menus (with the ability to turn the function off, or on and choosing how many to skip).

7. Fix the 'must be turned on to connect USB data properly' issue (if it can be fixed via firmware - not too sure about that).

8. Add a function to process the audio files in a folder by track number/name, so that albums are processed in the correct order (alleviating some of the problems some members are having). Unless a function like that would be a significant battery drain/slow process.

Some of these problems may be easy fixes, some might be impossible. Would be nice to have everything.
1. I can understand why it doesn't format in exFat. Most ppl would not be using SDXC cards. And they would then need to add code to select format type. I only use my computer to format cards.

2. Again, I think this is best accomplished on a computer. Someone posted a nice little PC batch file to do that in this thread. I've modified that to delete certain other unneeded files. Too many variations to do adequately on the DAP.

3. Agree

4. Agree

5. Should be done.

6. Like the AK100. Another option would be that when the screen is displaying directories, songs, albums etc, use the left and right buttons to scroll a screen page at a time.

7. Not sure what you mean there. If on, it can be USB connected if attached to a PC. If off, allows charging while connected to PC. I think this behaviour is consistent with most other DAPs and certainly most Android devices I've got.

8. It already does that in Directory mode. But Album mode seems to yield some odd results at times that may be related to time stamps of the files. I had a couple albums that used track title format and properly tagged for track number show in incorrect order in album view and play. CopyInOrder fixed that. Hence the time stamp conclusion.
post #629 of 1155
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


120/255 so slightly less than half...

I also got this reset to 120 just now and seems to have sth to do with the coaxial out. Will try testing more.

 

interesting....mine resets to 255....i was almost deaf....

post #630 of 1155
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interesting....mine resets to 255....i was almost deaf....

Hahaha, ouch!

I had that issue, but I was pretty sure that would happen so I didn't have any headphones in at the time.
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