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I have down loaded about 1500 songs on to A SD card. When I play the card the display will indicate a much larger number of songs. Sometimes in says 3500 songs this AM it said 4880. Any ideas why this is happening?
 

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I would surmise your SD card is corrupt, or has become corrupted by the Uconnect system. I had the exact same experience when I first got my vehicle. Song counts kept changing every time I got in/out of the vehicle.

Try selecting "browse", then select a folder and scroll up/down and see how many of your songs are showing as duplicates in the display. Guessing most or all, maybe even some triplicates. Yet, when you eject the SD card and insert it into your computer, it will show the correct number of songs. What's even more bizarre, to my non-tech brain, is that you can select any of the duplicate or triplicate entries and they will all play.

Before you get a new SD card, try reformatting the current card (give it a different name also), reload the songs onto it, then use the lock tab on the SD card to lock it before inserting it into the SD slot in the vehicle. See if that works for you. If it doesn't, then try a different card.

In my case, I wound up taking the SD card back to Costco and getting a new one. The current card is locked and the song count is accurate and stable.

Good luck and if you don't mind, I'd like to know how this goes for you. I just have a particular interest in the "media" application and whether or not they fix some of these problems in an update. Problems like not being able to use "shuffle" mode within a folder, or "shuffle" mode not being retained when you stop/start the vehicle. Sometimes it is, most often it is not.
 

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After 3 months of driving I had the SD card lock up completely. (At the same time the VR Phone application was locked.) The VR Phone came back the next time I started the car, but the SD card did not.

Has anyone had this happen where the car just can't read the SD card? On the next start, it appeared as if it was going to work, but only played about 10 seconds of the song, then locked up. Exiting media, and removing the card did not work. I thought about removing that song from the card when I got to my PC, but the next time I started the car it all seemed to work.

I also experience the shuffle mode not being retained most of the time when shuting off the car...hope they fix that.

How do you "lock" the SD card?
 

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Driver 2020: Unfortunately (for me), I've had that exact same thing happen. If you are able to check it, I suspect the song count showing for the SD card, if/when it comes back, will be off by a significant factor.

My opinion is that your SD card finally achieved a level of corruptness equal to the legislative branch (complete failure).

Try this. Eject the card, and erase/reformat the card. After reformatting, reload it and then lock it before you re-insert it into the vehicle. To lock the card, there is a very small tab/switch on the side of the SD card. Normall a tiny little lock symbol adjacent to it that you can't see unless you are looking for it.

Early on, I had one SD card that was so bad I had to toss it. So, this might not fix it. But, the 2nd time it happened, I was able to reformat and re-use the SD card. I'd try that first.

I agree with you, "shuffle" mode not being retained is a bit annoying, as is not being able to use "shuffle" mode within a folder.

Good luck.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Yes, yesterday I was able to use the SD card on the way home. I will try your suggestion.

Another thing I tried yesterday, was to stop the song before turning the system off. Not sure yet if this will work but I will let you know.

Also, if you lock the card, can it be unlocked to add music latter?
 

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Any special technique for transfer to the card? Should I transfer by all individual tracks and/ or Folders of your own created music files. Windows music player BTW.

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I have been transfering entire albums as a folder. I use Windows media player.

Worked fine for 3 months, now the card locks up. Tried to "pause" the song and exit to radio prior to shuting off the car. Also, locked the SD card but neiter trick helped.

I will be reformating the disk today.
 

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I had this issue as well a couple months ago, formatted and locked the SD card. I checked yesterday and even with the card locked, I still have duplicates. What I've now noticed is when I play music from my Journey folder, all songs not in a folder are duplicated and since I listen to that often, I have over 50 duplicates for the songs not in folders. I need to check that album and see what's so different with it and why it would cause this. I'm hoping my radio replacement will solve this issue as well.
 

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After reformatting and loading the SD card again I had my first trial run. Music loaded, slow and kept changing numbers until it finally stabilized at approx. 2100 songs.

I had never noticed the duplicate song issue before, but since I wanted to check the sound quality on one particular song I seached by song title for the first time. Duplicates a plenty!!

I was hopeful that the reformating would also address the sound quality. Does anyone have the following issue...

On some songs the level of bass makes it unbearable to listen to the song. This is not the way the song was produced. I'm playing the song now on the PC and it sounds great. A CD I burned for the home stereo (laugh now that I still have a CD player) sounds great. I don't know what I may have done in ripping the CD to the PC to cause this.

Also, I noticed that even though I copied the entire CD as a folder to the SD card, this particular song is not listed in that folder. That's why I had to search by song title. I do know that the "artist" is listed second on this song becasue she has a guest performer getting top billing.

Is anybody having the sound mix issue? Know of a better way to transfer songs?

Thanks.
 

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Well, after several drives the reformated disk is holding steady. I have been using the "stop" soft key before turning off the car or going to radio. It's a pain in the a**, but better than the frustration of locking up the SD card!

I'm still having the issue of over done base on some songs. Today I am going to erase that song from my PC and start the process from the original CD being ripped to the PC and transfering to the SD card.

I hope that unlocking/locking the SD card that the card stays stable.

Let me know if you're have the sound issues.
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I too have experience most of what you are seeing such as:
1. Missing songs
2. duplication of playlists (even when the card is locked)
3. way too much bass on certain tracks

According to Uconnect, who have spoke to multiple time, I am using a fully supported 32gb SANDisk card.

Interestingly, when I started to get duplicate playlists, they were not present on the card itself (viewed by PC). It would appear that the uconnect system builds it own cache after scanning the card.

I spoke to uconnect today about this and other issues and they were pretty much completely useless. Aside from telling me that my Radio 8.4RAN is NOT going to be compatible with Pandora once the app is made available in september. WTF is that all about?
 
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