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#1 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 02:23 PM
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Compact Flash- not able to access all the music?

I loaded 26g worth of MP3s onto a 32gc CF card to use in my FX. When I put it into the slot, it only reads the first 47 albums. I checked it in my daughters EX and the same thing. I think this may be due to exceeding a maximum number of files but I'm not sure. If so, can I change the file structure to get all the music accessible?

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Re: Compact Flash- not able to access all the music?

try setting them up in multiple folders... I remember the alpines having an issue similar to this...

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Re: Compact Flash- not able to access all the music?

Hmm. I have a folder for each artist then each album as a sub folder. I'll have to do some experimenting to see what works out.

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Re: Compact Flash- not able to access all the music?

Yeah you might want to read over at g35driver.com in the new g forums. I remember seeing topics on this and I think they figured it out.


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Re: Compact Flash- not able to access all the music?

Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.

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Re: Compact Flash- not able to access all the music?

On page 4-50 of Owner's Manual, those are limitations in terms of file folder structure to folow in order to paly all the files:

With navigation system:
Folder levels: 8, Folders: 255 (including root folder), Files: 512 (Max. 255 files for one folder)

Hope that helps.

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On page 4-50 of Owner's Manual, those are limitations in terms of file folder structure to folow in order to paly all the files:

With navigation system:
Folder levels: 8, Folders: 255 (including root folder), Files: 512 (Max. 255 files for one folder)

Hope that helps.
I read that in my manual too so it seems that you should be able to have an infinite amount of data as long as it is structured into the parameters described above. In reality it is not so. I've played around a bit by deleting individual album folders and just putting the files into one artist title, which makes sorting much more difficult. The net results= no difference at all. The same amount of data is read just the number of sorting folders is smaller, which in my case, doesn't even make it through the "Bs" on my artist list. I'm still scouring the G37 board to see if someone has found a solution but so far everyone seems to be finding out the same thing, limited amount of data can be read from the CF no matter how you slice it. I have an iPod but don't want to have to move it from car to car to briefcase to home, etc. if I can just keep my music on a medium dedicated to each car. Buying more iPods will get very expensive.

I'm going to keep searching so please keep me informed if you know something.

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Re: Compact Flash- not able to access all the music?

The MAX files that can be read are 512 and within no more then 8 lays of folders. But only 255 files can be in one folder.

For example 1: You have three folders on the CF, first one has 200 songs, second has 400 songs and thirs one has 600 songs, the system will read first one and play 200 song and skip 2nd and third becasue they have exceeded the 255 limitation.

Example 2: you have three folders with 200 songs of each, it will play frist two folders and skip the third becasue it exceeded 512 limitation.

At least that is my understanding from the Manual. I will do some test myself later.

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The MAX files that can be read are 512 and within no more then 8 lays of folders. But only 255 files can be in one folder.

For example 1: You have three folders on the CF, first one has 200 songs, second has 400 songs and thirs one has 600 songs, the system will read first one and play 200 song and skip 2nd and third becasue they have exceeded the 255 limitation.

Example 2: you have three folders with 200 songs of each, it will play frist two folders and skip the third becasue it exceeded 512 limitation.

At least that is my understanding from the Manual. I will do some test myself later.
Yep, that's what I'm finding out. I've changed up my folders, put 299 in one folder, then 254, in the next, then 24 in the next. We'll see what happens but I think your Example 1 will be verified.

The question becomes, is there a way to make it work any differently?

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Re: Compact Flash- not able to access all the music?

I doult it will work any differently.

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