Sd card Which one???

tombs

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Boy do I feel stupid....I was using completely the wrong type of card! Anyway thanks to those who responded.

Cheers

Tom
 

tombs

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Ok, how am I supposed to list the mp3 files on the card? E.g. I created several folders with the name of a group/band and in that folder place all the mp3 files for that group. E.g. Folder called Bloc Party, inside all the songs in mp3 format from the album a weekend in the city. Next folder Foo fighters and all the songs from the album Echoes and silence and so on..

But, when I insert the card all I get is the first folder (in this case Bloc Party) and none of the others?

Just wondered how you guys are lodaing your sd cards up?

Cheers

Tom
 

-Ju-

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No probs, the Sd card slots are one of the best things about the RNS-E:icon_thumright:
 

PetrolDave

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tombs said:
LOL, of course...thank you!:icon_thumright:
It's not documented - most new users have to ask!
 

warren_S5

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And resurrecting the thread again, I purchased 4x Kingston 2Gb memory cards (non HC) from mymemory.co.uk

Formatted the cards on my Mac to FAT32 MS-DOS standard.

Went into 'Finder' (equivalent on PC of Start + right mouse click: 'Explore' for the Microsoft brigade), then copied over the albums from my music folder directly onto the SD card (as I couldn't find a way within iTunes to copy direct to memory card as the media device is not visible).

The cards work fine in the RNS-E, HOWEVER (!) when I go to view them there are always a load of files above the music files which mirror the names but start with _XXXXXX.mp3

So for instance if there was only a single track listed in an album folder I might see:

_The_Chain.mp3
The Chain.mp3

The top file wont play, so the head unit looks at it, ignores it and skips to the next file which then plays. If you make a compilation file with 50+ tracks this is annoying as the head unit has to discount 50 odd files before it finds a file to play.

I have stuck the cards back into the reader device in BOTH the Mac and my work PC and as far as I can see the _.XXXX.mp3 files do not exist?????

Any tips would be gratefully welcomed!(are these a result of music file metadata: album cover etc...) that are stored as part of the iTunes link files?

cheers
W
 

JohnS3

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It's Mac clutter on FAT format cards. It's normally hidden by the Mac OS, but windows and the RNSe can see them. I use blue harvest to keep non mac disks "clean" it cost 13 bucks. Nice little solution, it runs as a preference pane, just tell it to keep non mac disks clean, job done!

http://www.zeroonetwenty.com/blueharvest/
 

warren_S5

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Wow John, is there anything you don't know about RNS_E / Mac / music files!!!! cheers - I owe you too many beers already!
 

klauster

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Warren, you are aware that you can get 4gb SD cards that work perfectly fine with RNS_E? Im sure you are, just checking. I use Transcend SD cards (TS4GSDC) in case you want to look for some

K
 

warren_S5

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Warren, you are aware that you can get 4gb SD cards that work perfectly fine with RNS_E? Im sure you are, just checking. I use Transcend SD cards (TS4GSDC) in case you want to look for some

K

Initially did a search for these and no-one was showing any in stock. In my hurry to get something other than use the crappy iPod dock I got the deal on the 4 pack of Kingston 2Gb cards. I am going to get some of the 4Gb cards as most of my music is stored at 320kbps so I don't get a lot of tracks on there with the 2Gb (150 max).

I take it you still can't save any additional POI (speed cameras etc...) info onto the cards to supplement the RNS-E POI's?

cheers

Warren
 

liam

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Thanks for the thread revival, has saved me doing similar. :beerchug:
 

chrisred

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Sorry to bump this again but I'm struggling, I have a 2gig card and purchased another 4gig card from amazon (4gig transcend 133x)

I initially just copied a few mp3s on and these worked, now I have tried to add more RNS-E just won't show anything (sticks on loading)

Here is what I have done / narrowed out so far
-500 file limit - Only at 200 - 2 out of 4 gig
-Card is FAT32 not NTFS
-Since it worked with a few mp3s have tried removing some but still no luck (reads fine on multiple PCs and macs)
-Card is non HC
-All MP3s no aac etc

The only thing I've just thought of is certain characters in filenames, is there anything which could cause RNS to play up? Just removed an @ but the others seem ok (space,[]-_)

Cheers
 

warren_S5

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I initially just copied a few mp3s on and these worked, now I have tried to add more RNS-E just won't show anything (sticks on loading)

My 4Gb card did this when I first installed it after loading it with new tracks. I waited and waited and nothing. In the end I went to the source button, selected the drive option, highlighted the card I was trying to play and then it played and has done ever since. Seemed weird I should have to do this but then is technology ever 'Plug and Play' these days?!?!?
 

royjk

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The Rnse does not like IDtag 2 only IDtag 1 it is also handy to use a tag editor & a play list creator. I use two free to downloads. Mikey Magic Technologies MP3 Tag editor & Oddgravity play list creator 3.5.
Max card size SD 4gig & you can only have 512 files & folders on it. Hope this helps,
 
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