I just installed the latest firmware (V01.01.17A installed 12/02/07), then tried MSC mode for the first time. If I load only 20 or so DRM-less mp3 files, it does OK (under the “MUSIC” folder). But when I try to put any more than 20-25 or so mp3’s on my Clip in MSC, it will lock up on the infamous “Refresh Database” screen (have to reset player). Remove enough of the files, and it will refresh OK. I tried reformatting the player through it’s menu system, but still locking up. I also tested with a couple of diff. batches of mp3 files, just in case the lock-ups were due to corrupt files. All these files transfered fine in MTP mode, and my mp3 tags all appeared to be OK, at least the id3v2 ones. Is anyone else having this issue? Can corrupt id3v1 tags cause this? Any insight would be appreciated as I would really like to use MSC mode. Other than this, I have no complaints at all about this player.
I did find out that if the Clip locks-up no big deal, just hold the power button in the up position until it shuts down (10-15 secs). I then have to reconnect in MSC mode and delete some files (delete enough of them so it quits locking up, I still don’t know *exactly* what the “magic number” of files is, it seems to vary a little). Also I thought maybe creating an M3U file was the issue at first, but deleting it still resulted in lockups. I tried a few diff. folder structure secnarios, which seemed to have no effect either. Again, any help would be appreciated.