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Weird Zumo SD Card Behavior


moshe_levy

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I am totally confused by the SD Card behavior I'm experiencing in the Zumo - perhaps someone can explain this to me.

 

Essentially, I bought a TopRam 4gb card and use it in the Zumo exclusively to store MP3s. I ripped the CDs on my computer to MP3s, and stored everything neatly in folders, organized how I like it. When I transfer this whole magilla into the SD Card, the Zumo reads the organization of the files completely differently.

 

For example, I put 3 Miles Davis albums in one Miles Davis folder. I cleaned up mistakes in spelling (from the downloads) and renamed some of the albums.

 

When the Zumo reads the SD card, it shows the original (wrong) information as far as spelling, old names, etc. When I plug the SD card into my computer and read it directly, it displays everything as I intended it to look.

 

So my question is, how can the Zumo read the SD card any differently than my computer? And second, since everything was corrected "my way" before it even got transferred into the SD card, how the hell does the Zumo revert back to the pre-corrected information? confused.gif

 

-MKL

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The Zumo scans the ID tags of all the MP3 files on the card and creates its own lists. It doesn't care how you've named and sorted the files.

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I have a Zumo and a 4GB Ritek card.

 

How can the Zumo read it differently? Probably it has it's own non-Microsoft proprietary operating system and thus its own way of displaying things. And I agree with the above, it is irrelevant whether or not you setup folders on your SD card and the way it is traditionally displayed in MS Explorer. The Zumo only cares about the ".mp3" file extension.

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Thanks - I shared this with the IT people at work, who are frustrated with the same issue on some brands of cell phones which store MP3s. Oh well, it's not the end of the world. As I get to know the Zumo, I do like it!

 

-MKL

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I haven't done it myself but I have a notion you can edit the ID tags to at least eliminate the spelling errors. Might be worth a google to find out what, if anything, is possible.

 

The Zumo scans the ID tags of all the MP3 files on the card and creates its own lists. It doesn't care how you've named and sorted the files.
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