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SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 258
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: Unknown Artist/Unknown Album


@Vallee46 wrote:

Sorry, but I'm really confused.  Can you tell me exactly what file (.flac/.txt/.m3u/.log) you need from the folder.  The size of the folder is over 500mb but, of course, except for the flac file, the dot files are only kbs.


One or two of the music files (Flac, MP3) with the «unknown artist» would be helpful.

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-12-2015

Re: Unknown Artist/Unknown Album

Thanks for your quick response.

 

It always seems so complicated to me but I think these are the links to the music files - they are both flacs.

 

Regards.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sqw29cxgcgrgjpy/01.Jimmy%20The%20Exploder.flac?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s6e2tnmkfae9lgk/13.We%27re%20Going%20To%20Be%20Friends.flac?dl=0    

 

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 258
Registered: ‎05-02-2010

Re: Unknown Artist/Unknown Album

I got the same «Unkown artist»/«Unknown album» display on my Sport – as expectable. So fist I tried to simplify the tag entries – to no avail. Reduced album art to 128 x 128 pixels (native resolution of the Sport's display), alternatively removed it – to no avail. Removed tag entries competely, saved files without them and recreated them manually – still «Unkown artist»/«Unknown album».

 

So I converted your Flac files to Wave, than back to Flac by means of Foobar2000, tagged them with MP3Tag – with full success.

 

So it seems that your Flac converter is flawed.

 

However, IMO using Flac on the Sport is a waste of space. You'd be better off with MP3s, encoded with LAME, e.g. to -V0 or -V2 (variable bitrates of ~240 or ~200 kbps. Most likely you'll hear no difference to Flac (on the Sport) and you'll save 55-77% storage space. Moreover you'll save battery power plus have an unproblematic playback.

 

Good luck!

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-12-2015

Re: Unknown Artist/Unknown Album

Thank you for taking the time to help me sort out this problem.  I thought it was me that was doing something wrong and it was driving me a little crazy.  I'm going to download Foobar2000 and follow your instructions.  I must say though, that I don't fully understand everything that Foobar does but I'm sure I can work my way round it.

 

 All my music files on the Sport are Flac and work perfectly OK but I note your comments regarding using MP3s and I think I'll go that way in the future. 

 

I do enjoy my music and I always try to get the best sound possible. I bought a pair of Beyerdynamic over-ear stereo headphones to use instead of the supplied in-ear headphones and it is definitely worth spending the extra money.  I'm not saying there was anything wrong with the supplied earphones, it's just that they kept falling out of my ears!!!

 

Anyway, thanks again for your help and for pointing me in the right direction. I really do appreciate it.

 

Regards.