07-05-2012, 01:54 PM
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Hopefully this will answer a few questions. Keep in mind that I have the Display Audio w/Nav & Entune system so this is all I can give info on.
- Organizing by artist - if your mp3 files are tagged (ID3 tag) you should be able to see song name, artist & album info. On the audio system I have I can select individual songs, select by artist name, genre or by album name as well as use playlists. Check out the manual as it has great info on this.
- Album art - this will display based on one of two scenerios - the mp3 is tagged with the album art or there is a jpg file of the album art in the folder called "folder.jpg". I have some mp3's tagged with the album art but it adds to the size of the mp3 file so when I have multiple songs from the same artist I make sure the "folder.jpg" file is in that album name folder then all songs will display the album art. I remember seeing an option to "Display Cover Art" or something like that but it does not pertain to the system I have so if you don't see album art after insuring everything else is OK make sure to check to see if your system has this option and it is set properly.
- As I mentioned I use Mp3tag to create playlists but it also allows you to update tag info, add album art to individual mp3s, etc. It is freeware and you can download it from the developer's website of CNET's download.com
I only have 787 mp3s loaded onto my 16 GB flash drive which is made by PNY. It is fast and seems to be reliable. I have noticed that for some reason the audio system says I only have 786 mp3 files. I am thinking it may be a file name issue, bad tag info or something like that. I am trying to track it down manually which is a PITA. When first using a USB drive make sure you let the system go through its recognition process which indexes the mp3s for quicker access. If you interrupt this process it may cause issues.
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Last edited by BoltsFan; 07-05-2012 at 02:01 PM.
Reason: added additional album art info