This is not intended to be a hijack of the thread, but is there a limit to the number of tunes the system will play/access?
I loaded a group of several hundred of my tunes but the system automatically seemed to make a playlist of a sub-set of them. Funny thing is that as the audio player ended one song it flashes a title with the "RND 123" then displayed the actual title of the tune as it played. I thought I would get random plays through the entire stack of tunes-
does RND make a sub-set and play them repeatedly?
If I turn off RND will the system access all of the tunes... in other words is there a limit of the number of tunes?
First, let me comment on the OP's original question - I strongly suspect that nobody here, myself included, who has a single MP3 file that is more than a few minutes long, let alone more than an hour!
I suspect that the issue described is unique to the file size.
Bob, I am not sure what algorithm the player use when in the "random" mode (RND), but it is supposed to play the files at random. So, when I select a given album, say the Beatle's White Album, and then turn on the RND mode (hold down the Mode button for several seconds) then the tracks will play in random order. However, if I did not do that, or turn the RND mode off, then the tracks will play in the order of the track number that is part of the ID3 tag header of the MP3 files that I kept talking about!
Is there a limit to the number of files? As far as I can tell, there seem to be no limits. I have all of my files stored and tagged in albums/folders, and presently I have a total of somewhere near 6,000 tracks in my storage. Why so many, as some might ask? Because I could, and the fact of the matter is that the type of music that I want to listen to, depends a lot on my mood for the moment, and that can range from heavy Bach to Pink Floyd, and a lot more in between!
BTW, the player don't create a play list, as far as I know, but you can create one, or several, and the player will give you the option to play them. I haven't done that myself though!
Oh, what songs the random mode will include in what it will play is dependent on the selection that you make. I gave the example of picking an album and then turning on the RND mode, and in that case the random playing will be of the tracks within that album. OTOH, if I had selected "ALL" songs, then the random play will apply to every single songs that you have on your storage device!