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I've just bought a 16 Go Cowon D2 3 days ago.
I've tried to load it with my music, wich is mp3 128 kbs encoded.
My problem is that with the 4 000 files limit, and an average file size of 2.5 Mb/song, iI just can use 10 Gb of the 16 Go memory available. So I have 6 Go capacity useless.
Is there a chance Cowon will provide a new firmware soon which will improve the max number of supported files, up to 6 000/ 7 000 for example?
Browsing the web, that problem seems to concern lot of your fans!
And this kind of limitation doesn't exit withing other brands such as Creative (Zen x-Fi 16 & 32 Go) or Apple (Ipod Classic up to 250 Go!
Thanks in advance for your support.:nervous:
I agree, this limit is really annoying. It's been over 7 months since the last firmware update. I'm starting to think the D2 has been orphaned.
On the same topic, can someone clear up a couple of things regarding the file limit? First, does the limit of 4000 include folders, or just files? It's hard to figure out by trial and error, because if you exceed the limit then the files that don't work are completely random so there's no way to actually check whether you have access to them all (other than spending many hours going through each one). Also complicating the matter is that the reported number of files is different depending on how you query the computer. In Windows XP, if you select all the files and folders and get properties on the selection you end up with a different number than if you use the "search" feature. That in and of itself is pretty annoying, but I guess I have Bill Gates to thank for that.
Secondly, why does the manual, released back in 2007 say that the file limit is 5000? Before the latest firmware (2.57) released in May 2008 the actual maximum was only 3000.
In the recently-released V2.59 of the firmware, apparently the maximum is 5000.
I recently purchased a D2 with 8GB onboard, and bought both 8GB and 16GB SDHC expansion cards. And promptly loaded my 16GB card with close to 5000 files - MP3s and WMAs. Pretty much filled up the card.
I turned on my D2 and it promptly corrupted the database. Only the titles stored in the onboard memory would display. In fact, it seemed like it quit even trying to load the SDHC expansion memory; at power-on it appeared like it was reading it, but it wouldn't show up. (With the 16GB card OR the 8GB card.) After several attempts at rebuilding the DB (supposedly switching the display language from English to Korean and back will force a rebuild), I finally ended up reloading the firmware and starting over.
Now I store my music on the 8GB card(s), and will reserve the 16GB for video files, which take up a lot more space.
I'm not impressed by the fragility of the D2's database. It seems to be easily corrupted with no warning, and for multiple obscure reasons. That would be at the top of MY wish-list. (Well, that and maybe a 16,000-title upper limit.)
I purchased several 8gb SD cards, and painstakingly organized my music files on them by genre, primarily to honor the stated 500-folder, 5000-song limit. (I'm using their JetAudio software to put music on the SD Cards... when inserted in the D2 player. So I think I'm doing everything right.)
I have made the assumption - perhaps incorrect - that if I have, say, 1500 songs loaded into the built-in memory, I could have approximately 3500 songs on each of several SD cards, and when I swapped those cards, the D2 firmware would read the current set of files and rebuild the index/database.
My experience is leading me to believe that is wrong.
When I put in the first SD card (with under 2000 songs), it read the card and seemed to display the contents just fine, in the music list.
Then I put in another card. It seemed to read the card again, and rebuild the index... but all of the files didn't show up.
I put the original card back in... most of the files on it aren't showing up now, either.
If the database/index is so easily mashed... Cowon NEEDS to include a provision to start from scratch and rebuild that database!
Am I missing something? Granted, I'm a newbie in Cowon-Land, but I'm not very impressed by the firmware. (And I'm transitioning from a 40GB Creative Zen player that had room for PLENTY of music. One of the main attractions of the D2 was the SD Card slot... but at this point it's not doing me much good at all.)
HELP! :eek: (And thanks!)
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