[NBLUG/talk] FAT32 multiple file copy order
bobblick at ftml.net
Mon Jan 11 22:24:32 PST 2010
It is crappy, but an awful lot of them are like that. Only the
super-duper ones don't. The Kenwood I had in my Mustang worked right but
the user interface was bad.
The ctime, date/time doesn't matter to the Pioneer. It really is the
order it is on the disk. Weird. It's like it doesn't have any memory at
all to make a list of files.
I don't know how it handles data CDs. My wife's Scion has a factory
Pioneer and it orders things by filename.
My Sansa Fuze orders by ID3 track number, but only if it's an ID3V2.x,
not V1 or 1.1
I do plan to attend tomorrow, and I'll bring my projector.
Aaron Grattafiori wrote:
> "it plays them in the order they are copied to the directory they are in".
> 1) That is crappy.
> 2) That is an interesting problem to solve.
> I suggest you do a test. I'm guessing it looks at the timestamps of the
> files in order
> to determine what was copied onto the drive first ? You could
> use Linux and a little
> scripting to just 'touch' the files to dates that are arranged how you
> want to listen to the music. *I think*
> If it isn't using the filenames, not sure how else besides for the ctime
> (or maybe mtime?) of the file
> it knows how they were copied to the disk.
> I'd put 4 songs in a folder and try changing the dates of the files
> around with touch, then see if the
> order it plays them in changes... I think that should trick it into
> thinking you copied the files earlier/later/whatever.
> I don't know if you can change the creation time of the files with
> touch.. or if you'll need to do that or not.
> For any unacquainted with the touch command: http://www.linfo.org/touch.html
> Good luck, See ya tomorrow!
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 9:53 PM, Bob Blick <bobblick at ftml.net
> <mailto:bobblick at ftml.net>> wrote:
> My Pioneer car stereo has USB input for thumb drives with mp3 files in
> FAT32 format. It does read ID3 tags, but unfortunately does not use that
> information nor the filename to decide what order to play the files. It
> plays them in the order they are copied to the directory they are in.
> Therefore I need to be able to force the copying process to be in
> filename order, since I have the track number at the beginning of each
> I know that when I copy them in Windows. it copies them in filename
> order if I click the last file, hold the shif key, then click the first
> filename, then drag the files over. That gets kind of old since I can't
> just grab a whole lot of folders, or even one folder at a time, I have
> to create a folder, then copy to it.
> In Linux if I use Konqueror, I am not sure what order it copies them. It
> seems really random.
> Any suggestions? Go back to an iPod?
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