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Re: Doubling Up On SD Card

I also didn't find anything written on the card by Uconnect. Looks normal.
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Re: Doubling Up On SD Card

Can you clarify I have the correct structure Jacko? What about characters in the titles and such? Are ([]-'&.) and such allowed?

If not, it would seem like a shitty thing, since whenever I rip any CDs, you always get at least some of those....
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Re: Doubling Up On SD Card

I manually name my folders with artist then album. I don't use any special characters. Such as "Santana Greatest Hits" and "Santana Supernatural". These are two separate folders. I do this for each album. All the tags for art and tracks, etc. are from Windows Media Player. I can't verify your folder structure without actually seeing the data.
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Re: Doubling Up On SD Card

Alright, so I went through all my mp3 metatags? I think that what they are called. I noticed I had some missing information. I have a lot of cds that I ripped myself using WMP. But some I've downloaded. It's the downloaded one's that had weird or missing info. I'm pretty sure I've corrected all the information and tracks.

So I loaded the 8 gigs into my sd card. Even used the correct procedure to remove the card from computer.

Loaded up the card into the car. It starts up and then starts to play a song. Then all of a sudden, the screen restarts...... uh oh. It goes back to the SD screen but.nothing is happening. It's not frozen, bc I can still select different options, just won t load up the SD card. I did the hard reboot by holding down the 2 knobs for about 10 secs and still nothing.

I then removed the card plug it back in. Card starts loading up. And starts playing. Everything looks good atm. But we'll see what happens in a few days since last time was fine for a while too.
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Re: Doubling Up On SD Card

This was an ongoing issue with uconnect for a long time last year, and I personally had a ton of this happening in my truck. I have not seen this at all since the last official release of uconnect software. What version are you running?

I will say that you shouldn't waste your time looking on the SD card or the duplicates. They aren't there. I speculated that Uconnect does an initial read of the card and stores it in an onboard cache, which would allow it to traverse the library faster than doing actual lookups every time you start your vehicle. My assumption there is a quick scan done every time you start the car to insure the SD card has not changed and would update the cache accordingly. Anyway, my conclusion is that the onboard cache was getting corrupted, resulting in duplicate entries. Again I have not seen this problem since the last version of code was released.

If you are still seeing this issue, I would recommend reformatting the card and reloading your music. I think this will force the vehicle to interpret it as a new card and rebuild the cache from scratch. I would even rename the card while you are at it.

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A bit more on MP3 tagging...pasted from another thread I was contributing to, The topic was about how to insure that tracks within an album play in the right order but much of the same info applies to your comment about MP3 Tagging...

Yes, formal folder structure and file naming works. But, The other thing to do is to insure that all your MP3 tags are accurate. Meaning that the album name is consistent across all the tracks for a given album and that each track has a track number in the MP3 tag. If the album names are all identical, but the track numbers incomplete it will play the numbered tracks in numerical order and the un-numbered tracked in alphabetical order. My guess is that this is what was happening to you and which is why the folder and naming convention suggested by j.fiore helps.

The short answer is that if all the tracks are properly tagged, you would not need any folders.

MP3 tagging is a little tricky, because most music management software (such as iTunes) is very smart, and will automatically retrieve missing tag information from the internet. So when you view the "album" in iTunes it looks correct and has all the track numbers and cover art, etc. But iTunes is NOT updating the actual MP3 tag in the files. It is only storing that info within iTunes for it's own presentation purposes. If you copy that music track out elsewhere, it will NOT have the same info you saw in iTunes.

exmaple: For weeks I was trying to figure out why everything looks perfect in iTunes, but some songs were not showing album art in my JGC. I finally used a fee MP3 tag editor to look at the actual files and it was clear as day which tracks had cover art and which didn't, and they were the same ones I was having trouble with in the JGC. If you google MP3TAG you will find a free editor that is very simple to use.

Any changes you make to the actual MP3 tag using that tool will be reflected in your music management software.

The last thing I'll say is that playlists are worth their weight in gold. Even without perfect MP3 tagging, you can force your songs to play in the order you want by using playlists. Especially when you want to play tracks from different albums. The problem with using folders is that you are using the file structure to determine the play order. So if you wanted the a particular song to be played played among other artists on your SD card, you would need to copy that song to each folder to insure it played properly. That is not efficient. For over a year I have been championing doubletwist as a good tool for this purpose. You simply create your playlists in itunes. Then run doubletwist, where you will choose what music you want exported from iTunes to your SD card. You can choose by playlist, artist, or album. (I create a single playlist of everything I want on the card. That main "sync" playlist will contains full albums and other individual tracks. I also create individual playlists such as rock favorites or country favorites. I then select each of these playlists in doubletwist for syncing to card. This is immensely helpful for the future as well. So when I add a new song to a playlist I had already synced t the card, that song will get copied to the card automatically the next time I plug the card into the computer. It also work the other way, so that when I remove a song from the playlist it will be removed from the card the next time I sync). During the sync, doubletwist will put all the music in a artist/album folder structure on the SD card, and will copy the playlists to the card while rewriting the pointers to the new folder structure on the SD card.
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Re: Doubling Up On SD Card

After multiple tries of deleting all files and formatting the USB stick and the SD card, I could not eliminate the appearance of duplicate songs.

On my last try on my USB stick, I deleted all songs and only loaded 28 songs that I had never loaded in my Jeep. In my Jeep, it listed over 700 songs. The 28 new ones did not have duplicates but the other songs showed up to 7 copies of each. Of course, all these non-existent songs would not play. The radio would not even recognize my SD card.

I reloaded 14.05.3 and then everything worked fine. I reloaded 150 songs on the stick - NO DUPLICATES. SD card plays fine and NO DUPLICATES.
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Re: Doubling Up On SD Card

By re-installing the software, you effectively forced the index to rebuild. Unfortunately, this seems to be a lot of work for something that should be a button within the interface.
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After multiple tries of deleting all files and formatting the USB stick and the SD card, I could not eliminate the appearance of duplicate songs.

On my last try on my USB stick, I deleted all songs and only loaded 28 songs that I had never loaded in my Jeep. In my Jeep, it listed over 700 songs. The 28 new ones did not have duplicates but the other songs showed up to 7 copies of each. Of course, all these non-existent songs would not play. The radio would not even recognize my SD card.

I reloaded 14.05.3 and then everything worked fine. I reloaded 150 songs on the stick - NO DUPLICATES. SD card plays fine and NO DUPLICATES.
I think you need to rename the USB/SD card when you have this issue. This will force the unit to I guess "index" the files again?

Anyways, It's been almost 2 weeks, and everything is still good on my side. At least according to my song count. It's has stayed at 1026 this entire time. Browsing through the unit, I don't see anything doubled up.

I think fixing the tags on the MP3s that I downloaded was the cure. I didn't change my folder structure, still the same.

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--Album

And so forth.
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