Why does your LCD have that turquoise color look. Are we able to change the LCD display colors?After 4 days in my new Volt, I just had to master this music on USB flash drive thing.
Then I read that it likes to rearrange songs? Hmmm. Why would I want them in alphabetical order?
So I did some tests...
Note: I use Linux on my home computer not MS Windows.
1. Music formats:
Can it read .ogg files (Ogg-Vorbis, often used on Linux)?
2. Can it read playlists?
xspf = XML Shareable Playlist Format
m3u = MPEG Version 3.0 Extended
m3u8 = MPEG Version 3.0 Extended for Unicode
pls = Shoutcast playlist version 2
3. * Delving into Playlists:
A playlist is really just a text file with information about each song.
At its simplest, the m3u format requires nothing more than the filenames.
See: http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=65772 for more info on playlist formats.
When I first exported an M3U format playlist from my music player application onto the USB flash drive, it didn't work in my Volt.
Once I opened the .m3u file in a text editor, it was apparent why:
The full path (including the name of the drive) was being used for the mp3 file locations:
when all that was needed was:
(Note: I had a folder called "Altan" in a folder called "Classical". Yes, I know it doesn't belong there.)
/media/USB20FD is what my Linux OS calls this particular thumbdrive. This makes it an absolute path, and you don't want that.
You need to use 'relative' paths, not 'absolute' paths.
For Windows users, that means remove the "C:\" from the front.
If you want the playlist to work on both the Volt and on Linux, don't use the / at the front.
Does it work with both forward and backward slashes?
and this also works:
4. Fixing the Alphabetical playlist "Feature".
Can I use a playlist to ensure that Vivaldi's "Autumn" plays after "Summer"?
How simple can the playlist file be? Just need filenames, that's all.
In this case, playlist is on the root of the drive, and the songs are as well. (no folders)
- Create a text file.
- Name it with .m3u file extension.
- Add the filenames, in the order you want, one song per line. If they are in folders, use the path from the playlist to the file.
Filename: "Vivaldi Four Seasons.m3u"
WORKS! Summer is BEFORE Autumn! YAY!Code:
Spring_Mvt_1__Allegro.mp3 Spring_Mvt_2__Largo.mp3 Spring_Mvt_3__Allegro.mp3 Summer_Mvt_1__Allegro_non_molto.mp3 Summer_Mvt_2__Adagio.mp3 Summer_Mvt_3__Presto.mp3 Autumn_Mvt_1__Allegro.mp3 Autumn_Mvt_2__Adagio_molto.mp3 Autumn_Mvt_3__Allegro.mp3 Winter_Mvt_1__Allegro_non_molto.mp3 Winter_Mvt_2__Largo.mp3 Winter_Mvt_3__Allegro.mp3