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post #46 of 59
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Originally Posted by Papiro2 View Post
 

I used YATE on my Mac. It works great for editing and artwork and its free. My problem is that if the FLAC does not have any information it does not get info from the web. You have to manually add it. Other than that... no issues...

 

Thank you - I'll give YATE a go. I don't mind manually adding tags, just as long as the AK120 can decipher them! 

post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by AlterSack View Post
 

Try naming the files 

 

"01 track1"

"02 track2"   etc. 

 

This way the order of the CD will be maintained 

 

You can do this for example with XLR or MusicBrainz Picard and surely also with Kid3 (I guess) 

 

Hmm, that's what I did with Kid3, it just wasn't picked up by the device. I'll give one of the others a go - thank you.

post #48 of 59

Just as a hint:  You will probably first have to enter a profile at Freedb   www.freedb.org

 

or a similar database for music metadata  so XLD or MusicBrainz can lookup the information.

in both programs you can also manually add the album art.

 

As one more hint - in XLD You can also import already ripped FLACs and just rename them according to your presets.

 

This is a welcome feature for me when the files are ok and I only want to change the File name and it's mostly faster than doing it with MusicBrainz.

post #49 of 59

Tag, available on the app store has a great 'auto-renumber feature in the menus. 

It doesn't get any easier than that.

post #50 of 59

Yeah, I also use tag, and it works fine for FLAC files with small artwork.

post #51 of 59

Hey, so... maybe you guys can help me out.. I just bought an AK120 from the classifieds here and it came pre-loaded with the last owners music (he was going outta town, didn't have time to wipe it). I've deleted everything (all the music I didn't want), but the music still shows up on the device as song titles, album art etc, but doesn't play. It just says error. Can you tell me how I wipe the AK120 clean so I can begin adding and listening to the music I want? I'm using a 2013 Macbook Pro rt, if that helps at all. I can go through "Disk Utilities" and select Erase for the AK120, but I'm pretty sure it'll completely clean the AK120 of EVERYTHING, and I doubt that's a good idea sooo... Help? Please? Any info/advice is appreciated!

post #52 of 59
From the home page, select the settings icon, then go to Advanced, then Library Scan. Than do a library scan. This is required every time you add or delete files. You can also set to auto scan. That will fix your issue.
post #53 of 59
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Originally Posted by rskoenig View Post

From the home page, select the settings icon, then go to Advanced, then Library Scan. Than do a library scan. This is required every time you add or delete files. You can also set to auto scan. That will fix your issue.

Sir and/or Ma'am, I thank you kindly. Lol. This has been frustrating me for a while. I really appreciate the help.

post #54 of 59
Another tip: the utility Bliss is fantastic. I had it go through my entire collection, change the tags to the correct version of IDv4, ensure all the artwork was sufficiently small and this solved a bunch of odd behaviour.

The other thing I found really improved load time and prevented problems with incomplete scanning of tracks was to rename all files using detox (http://detox.sourceforge.net) - this gets rid of all the high-ascii and other non-basic characters like [{(? etc.
post #55 of 59

Hi 

 

I have a AK120 Titan and I am a mac user. I am experiencing a problem which I believe some others have experienced when using the player: AIFF files do not show artwork. I am aware of the fact that the new breed of AK players does not share the same problem and I was wondering if anyone on this forum has found a solution. I read several threads but I did not find any hint on how to solve the problem. I am on firmware 1.40 and all of my files are AIFF encoded with Dbpoweramp.

 

Thanks for your suggestions!

post #56 of 59

I also face to the same problem with my AK120Titan.

With the AK120II, the artwork appears, but not the artist name and genre of music for all music in AIFF, those music in AIFF format comes from Qobuz.

Please we need helps

Thanks

post #57 of 59

Hey, I also had the same problem, and as much as some people said they could get AIFF to work, it NEVER did for me! Even contacted A&K, and they said they were "working on it"....

Never heard back, of course. Anyway, my solution was to bite the bullet and change to FLAC as much as I could. Especially using the 'Tag' app, everything is now SO easy. Sorry it's not what you want to hear, but that's my experience anyway :/

post #58 of 59

I converted to flac.

post #59 of 59

Thanks whitesurfstyle5 and Sam Edwards for your replies. I used to have most of my library in alac format but I then decided to switch it to aiff. I understand that it would be better to stick with alas/flac but I still do not understand the policy of the AK guys as they simply disregard the previous generation of players (and their adopters) when in fact aiff artwork is perfectly visible in the make 2 of their new players. Anyway as nobody at AK bothers with this issue, I will simply use my the titan with my Aiff files with no artwork... 

 

Thanks anyway!

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