Choosing how UConnect selects music tracks from SD card

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  1. noboost4you

    noboost4you <Insert witty title here>

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    Currently, UConnect will alphabetize the title of music tracks on the SD card and bypass the file name altogether.

    For instance if the following were file names on the SD card, all preceded with a numerical value:

    1. noboost4you
    2. Tammie
    3. SRT_HC_707
    4. HCDC
    5. DrBuick

    UConnect would take these tracks, alphabetize them, and play them in this order:

    1. DrBuick
    2. HCDC
    3. noboost4you
    4. SRT_HC_707
    5. Tammie

    The file name is ignored altogether. It makes it difficult to listen to a Top 100 chart when they no longer play in the chart's determined order.

    Am I overlooking a setting somewhere, or is this another one of UConnect's poorly designed features?
     
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    I don't know how to change UConnect's behavior, but you can certainly change the track info in Windows, just right-click on a file, choose Properties, then go to the Details tab and edit the Title. I would guess there's probably some freeware utility out there that will do it in batch mode.
     
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    Is the info set correctly inside the MP3 itself, in the tag info?

    Track
    Artist
    Song title

    Etc
     
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    There must be a way to insert some kind of tag, time to play around and see.
     
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    noboost4you <Insert witty title here>

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    Sure, I can edit the tags on the computer, but I shouldn't have to do the extra work. UConnect should read the file name and play the songs as they're listed. Wonder if UConnect would read and interpret .m3u playlist files? That would prevent the need from editing every single music file's tag.
     
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    It might. But that program is pretty good. Can batch edit files.

    Did you try folders

    Code:
    Artist >
              Album > 
                      01_blah.mp3
                      02_next_song.mp3
    
     
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    noboost4you <Insert witty title here>

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    I'll try the program.

    It's the only folder on the SD card. 001 - 100 files. Would seem like a no-brainer ;)
     
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    noboost4you <Insert witty title here>

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    Update: UConnect raises its nose to .m3u playlist files. Only way to correct this issue is to batch edit the files. A-boo.
     
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    F' It . Too much work. LOL.
     
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    One thing you might consider is just doing an end-run around the SD card issue. Spend $70 on eBay for a used iPod Nano. Use iTunes to put together a playlist of all your music and you're done.
     
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    noboost4you <Insert witty title here>

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    iTunes is the devil.

    The MP3tag software was the magic fix. After a short learning curve, renaming the 100 titles happened in a couple seconds.
     
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    Glad to hear it! I should've quoted who I was replying to -- it was the comment above mine saying "F it. Too much work."
     
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    I agree iTunes sucks! I downloaded that MP3tag software. Am lost. Can you tell me the MP3tag steps you did to accomplish that? I too have a MP3 named folder on my SD card with 150 hit mp3 songs in numerical order (1.song, 2.song...150.song) which works everywhere (flip phone sd card, iphone, windows) except Uconnect. Thanks!

    Update: I figured it out using the Mp3tag free software.

    Use the function
    Convert>Filename-Tag
    Format string: %track%. %title%
    (provided the filename has first a number, then a dot and then more text)
    The preview of that function should show you whether the pattern is ok.
    Then use CTRL A to highlight all the songs and hit OK.

    This works on Uconnect EXCEPT it works going up to number 99. If you have more than 99, then you have to make another folder from 100-199. Or, start your numbering from 100. Otherwise it will show as:

    119.song
    12.song
    120.song
    121.song

    This software is also handy as I have a number of SD folders of my album playlists (like The Doors folder, Grateful Dead folder etc.) and Uconnect alphabetizes the tracks instead of the track numbers.Personally I think the Uconnect software is almost as bad as iTunes! I have paid money for iPhone software just to avoid using iTunes, like Copy Trans and Syncios. These programs know how to deal with and transfer playlists, unlike iTunes. Too bad there is not 3rd party software to work direct to Uconnect.
     
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    Don't know if this helps, but I think you can browse the folders to choose what plays. Maybe organizing music in folders will accomplish your goal.
     

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