Chevrolet Cruze Forums banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I know the manual says it will list on ly 10,000 mp3 files, I am well below that (not even tat 2000)

I have my songs (for the most part) in a folder named after the artist - album. I have one album where only 1 of the 12 songs are being displayed. I can verify that the files are in the folder (using a computer) and the bitrate is 128.

I am not sure why these files are not showing up in this folder. It may be other folders, but I was just looking for songs in this particular one. I have used windows to take off all attributes as archive was checked, but that did not make a difference.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
rigth I believe it reads the tags or ID3 of the file, I just had in the folder for easy viewing when accessing the usb drive on the computer. I did have all the files on the root of the drive (no folders) and that was just a mess. Didnt make a diffence though in regards to this issue.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
I'm not sure if this'll help (you've probably already tried), but if you wait till the USB drive is done indexing, you can go through the config menu and select "folder view". I think it breaks it down by the exact folders you have on the drive.

I have songs organized into folders as well, but because of the ID3 tags, some songs are never with the rest of the artists' work. I remember fiddling with the folder view option, but I just use shuffle anyway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks Rob
Thats something I thought of also. I went to the folder and scrolled through (which is a pain in the neck) and went right the folder and did not see the songs still.

On a side note, Its been hit or miss for me to scroll through the list of artist/song/albums... and then I will be given a chance to scroll through letter by letter instead of item by item, but like i said its hit or miss, its like I need to to do it really fast in order for me to get that option, is there a shortcut some where to ALWAYS start scrolling by letter?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Thanks Rob
Thats something I thought of also. I went to the folder and scrolled through (which is a pain in the neck) and went right the folder and did not see the songs still.

On a side note, Its been hit or miss for me to scroll through the list of artist/song/albums... and then I will be given a chance to scroll through letter by letter instead of item by item, but like i said its hit or miss, its like I need to to do it really fast in order for me to get that option, is there a shortcut some where to ALWAYS start scrolling by letter?
I was pretty sure you would've done that already... frustration causes resourcefulness.

I doubt it. It'd be nice if they divided the list into sections that could be navigated using the favorite keys. The only thing I can guess to do is to take a thumb drive... just put the songs that dont list on it, and see if it'll pick them up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Problem was with the tags of the songs. I cleared and manually tagged the songs and the songs now showed up. I then found an awesome tool called Mp3Tag and that goes out and automatically tags songs against amazon and other websites. Very cool tool.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Problem was with the tags of the songs. I cleared and manually tagged the songs and the songs now showed up. I then found an awesome tool called Mp3Tag and that goes out and automatically tags songs against amazon and other websites. Very cool tool.
Good to know you fixed it... I'm going to try that program to fix some of the incorrect tags that i've been developing OCD over.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
82 Posts
Stupid question but does a 1LT store songs? I thought i needed the LTZ to do that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
235 Posts
I just have all of my music on the root of my flash drive and it's a whole lot easier to search by artist/song and such
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
USB Indexing and Limitations

Just thought I'd share my findings and observations on the use of the USB port:
1) The manual claims a 10,000 song limit, so I have been trying to optimize for use of a 32GB stick - holding approx 7,500 tracks at 128 kbps.
2) You must format using FAT or FAT32. I have even attached laptop PATA drives using a USB converter cable - as long as they are FAT32 format
3) There are definitely some limitations as to how you arrange the folders! I have found that the fewer folders, the faster it indexes BUT you can't store more that 2000 tracks in a single folder or they will not properly index (you won't get a message, but you won't see many of the files). So far, my best strategy is to put the 1st 2000 tracks on the root directory and add a folder for each additional 2000 tracks I want to store. 3 additional directories is all I need. When I had a million folders on my drive, the indexing never seemed to complete!
4) You need valid ID3 tags on your files. I use iTunes to manage my tags and this works fine.
5) You absolutely CAN use iTunes as a means to copy your songs to your USB stick. It is easiest to make a playlist and then just drag and drop the songs onto your USB drive.
6) With 7500 tracks, the 1st pass of indexing takes about 20 minutes and it will ALWAYS start to play the 1st tracks that were copied to the drive (so you should make those your favorite album!). Once the initial indexing is complete, subsequent indexing only takes about 4-5 minutes as long as you don't change sticks.

If anyone else has some additional key information, I'd love to hear it!
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top