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post #721 of 1211
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Originally Posted by k3oxkjo View Post
 

 

This is a good example of having to get used to how something new works. I had the same problem with inadvertently playing a track when I wanted to scroll, but figured out that I was used to using a very "soft" touch while scrolling to keep from triggering playback and the DX-50 likes a firm touch while scrolling and a light tap to play. Now that I am used to it, it makes sense to me and I rarely trigger play when I want to scroll.

 

Well, I'm trying to adjust myself however, my other DAPs that I'm also using are not doing this.  Hence the problems.  Why won't iBasso meet up with the standard ....why go out and reinventing the wheel?

post #722 of 1211
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Originally Posted by LondonJohn View Post
 

As a new owner of the Ibasso I'm very keen to get it right. So if you Jpfe8851 would very kindly post the MP3tag script you mentioned in a previous message I'd be very grateful as a lot of my filenames are way over the 30 character limit.

 

Thank you.

Of course, I did promise that... just open MP3Tag, Change Directory to the location of your music. Note. If you just want to change the files on your DX's card or storage you can do this right on the device... Then when the files are loaded in the right side pane, Select all files off the EDIT menu, Click the Tag-Filename button (12th from left) or select it off the CONVERT menu. When the dialog box opens, replace the default string with:

 

$num(%track%,2) $left(%title%,30)

 

A preview of the first file will be visible so you can see what the filename will look like. The file name with change to track number to 2 character lengths, a space, thenthe first 30 characters of the title. If you have used CD-Track for multi disc albums, eg 1-01, 1-02... 2-01, 2-02, etc, and wish to preserve them just select them separately. I've not bothered as each disc is stored in a separate folder anyway. If the last character is a space it doesn't matter, just go ahead and click OK when your ready to convert them. My 5000+ files took about 30-40 seconds to do the lot.

 

Note.1: Before doing this you should fix your track numbers to display leading zeros, eg 01, 02, etc and replace entries like 1/11 (for track 1 of 11 tracks). This is just good tagging procedure and ensures every track name with start with the correct track#. You can do this in moments with the TOOLS, Auto-Numbering Wizard. Before I run the Wizard I sort the files by Album as my files are all neatly archived as \\Music\Artist\Album\FIlename (which already had track nos.). If you dont have track numbers already they will be sorted by alphanumreic order of the track filenames IIRC. Either way, make sure they are in correct play order before renumbering.

 

Note.2: If you wish to, you can always restore longer names later if iBasso fix this to conventional naming. I've noticed most decent programs default to Track# Artist - Title. MP3Tag can do that in a moment too if your tags contain the right entries. If you use some unconventional title you most likely cannot restore them later if its wierd, but I think most here would be using Track No. with either a dash (-) or spaces, then the title or artist - title standard.

 

Note.3: Anyone delaying doing this is really wasting time. Despite the fact that iBasso should fix this, changing them has had zero effect on playability on my other DAPs. BUT I can understand anyone with extensive PLAYLISTS on other DAPs and you would probably only want to change the filenames on your DX50 and leave your music archive intact. 

 

I think that about covers it... any questions, just ask.

post #723 of 1211
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

Of course, I did promise that... just open MP3Tag, Change Directory to the location of your music. ....
I think that about covers it... any questions, just ask.

Thanks amazing instructions truly appreciate it.
post #724 of 1211
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Originally Posted by frankrondaniel View Post
 

 

Out of curiosity, wonder if you take out the PDF files?  Seems like non-music files cause issues.

In addition to the filename length, someone did suggest this earlier and allthough I am unsure how clean they need to be because I did have a couple PDFs in some HiRes folders like the ones in "Time Out" I have used and amended a batch script to takeout the hidden files left behind by Macs (I run Windows in a VM on a Macbook) and some other unwanted files as well including album art which the DX does not read. It relies on embedded artwork.

 

The batch script is:

 

del /s /a:h ._*

del /s /a:h .DS_Store

del /s /a:h .Trashes

del /s *.jpg

del /s *.pdf

@pause

 

All you do is copy this to Notepad, save as DeleteFiles.bat to a safe place on your computer. Then copy to the SD card root folder. Then run the batch file from the SD card's root folder on your PC. Only files on the SD card that conform to the above naming will be deleted.

 

User caution is advised if you're not too careful and run on your local hard disk, you could delete all your jpegs and pdfs. Then you are on your own...!!!

post #725 of 1211
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post
 

In addition to the filename length, someone did suggest this earlier and allthough I am unsure how clean they need to be because I did have a couple PDFs in some HiRes folders like the ones in "Time Out" I have used and amended a batch script to takeout the hidden files left behind by Macs (I run Windows in a VM on a Macbook) and some other unwanted files as well including album art which the DX does not read. It relies on embedded artwork.

 

The batch script is:

 

del /s /a:h ._*

del /s /a:h .DS_Store

del /s /a:h .Trashes

del /s *.jpg

del /s *.pdf

@pause

 

All you do is copy this to Notepad, save as DeleteFiles.bat to a safe place on your computer. Then copy to the SD card root folder. Then run the batch file from the SD card's root folder on your PC. Only files on the SD card that conform to the above naming will be deleted.

 

User caution is advised if you're not too careful and run on your local hard disk, you could delete all your jpegs and pdfs. Then you are on your own...!!!

 

Did removing the Pdf and other non-music files help then?

post #726 of 1211

It certainly did no harm. It was one of the first things I did trying to resolve the scan issue. 

post #727 of 1211

Of course, I only remove them from the SD card as they are needed by some other devices...

 

And that goes to show you that every device has it's own idiosyncrasies. I have had many iDevices and DAPs and each one has something unique either in how it sorts or displays album art and so on. I think the carping on iBasso is a little unjustified. Their coders probably wrote code that followed their conventions they personally use. Its been the input from users that they've responded to. And I think it is only reasonable that each release is about a week apart. They'd never get their work done and we'd get more frustrated if they didn't group several updates into a weekly release and just put up a new FW with each individual change. Plus some testing needs doing.

 

Right now, the only things I'd like is for the display to show the track# of tracks, e.g. 2/12 so I knew how far it was into the album or playlist. Flawless sorting (although I've fixed that with CopyInOrder), and that it would accept any length filename. That's about it.

post #728 of 1211

BUGS:

 

-Ogg Vorbis files don't display album art. 

 

-When connecting to a usb port and the dx50 is off, the computer tries to install a device and fails. The unit keeps on charging but it is annoying that everytime the unit is connected, it tries to install harware. If the unit is on, there is no problem.

 

-Volume control stopped working, was fixed by rebooting.

 

-Cueing to next track sometimes doesn't work. When I hit the next button it just repeated the same song again even though the play mode was in the continuous arrow setting. A reboot fixed the problem.

post #729 of 1211

My player has now refused to perform an automatic scan and now refuse to play any file from the directory mode.  In fact, it won't play any file on my Sandisk microSD card.  I'm pretty much fed up with this player.  It was working fine couple of days ago.  I've reset & reinstall firmware 1.2.0 but the problems still remain.  I should have not upgraded from 1.6 firmware.  Will try to downgrade to 1.6 and report back.  So much time wasted on this P.O.S.

post #730 of 1211
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Originally Posted by purk View Post

My player has now refused to perform an automatic scan and now refuse to play any file from the directory mode.  In fact, it won't play any file on my Sandisk microSD card.  I'm pretty much fed up with this player.  It was working fine couple of days ago.  I've reset & reinstall firmware 1.2.0 but the problems still remain.  I should have not upgraded from 1.6 firmware.  Will try to downgrade to 1.6 and report back.  So much time wasted on this P.O.S.

Wow isn't the POS comment a bit too damning considering what you are experiencing isn't a common issue for a majority of users? With the same unit and same firmware many many others don't have such issue you are experiencing. Could it be a file issue? Card issue? Or even user issue with the computer, programs, method, used to transfer the files? Not discounting your experience but call it POS just seem way overboard.

My 2c
post #731 of 1211
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


Wow isn't the POS comment a bit too damning considering what you are experiencing isn't a common issue for a majority of users? With the same unit and same firmware many many others don't have such issue you are experiencing. Could it be a file issue? Card issue? Or even user issue with the computer, programs, method, used to transfer the files? Not discounting your experience but call it POS just seem way overboard.

My 2c

 

Put yourself in my shoe and you may understand my frustration.  After re-performing an update and flushing firmware for the third time, the player is back to normal again.  My comment may be a little strong but I have never had this much problems before with a digital audio player.  I never discount iBasso for making a great sounding device and offering them at very reasonable cost.  However, they are still obligated to deliver a stable working player.  I thought my Archos was bugs prone but the DX-50 proved me wrong.

post #732 of 1211
Don't get me wrong Purk, but these things aren't toasters! Tell, have you never had to reboot a computer? Or reload some software? Or seen a BSOD?

C'mon guys, we all made Bill and Steve rich buying their dud softwares....!
post #733 of 1211
Thread Starter 

lol John I can remember when we had our own disagreements on the AK series vs ibasso. Now you are the owner of ibasso products and me the AK. Go figure lol ;). I agree these devices all have their quirks. That also includes Sansa and apple in my experience. Nothing is perfect. But once you sort out your tags you won't have many issues generally.


Edited by lee730 - 10/6/13 at 1:55am
post #734 of 1211
Rofl... Actually, I am a complete glutton for punishment, you might say masochist even... Sony Z, iBasso DX100 and DX50 and in between them I went back and purchased another AK, this time one of Vinnie's modded ones. None of them are perfect. While the DX100 has the best SQ, if I could only have one, I'd probably pick the RWAK100 because it is the best compromise of the four and my phone covers all the Android services I'd be giving up without the Z or DX100. So we are somewhat like on the same side once again! biggrin.gif
post #735 of 1211
Thread Starter 

With the exception the RWA unit wasn't up to my standards in sound quality. The AK120 though meets it :).

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