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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Lumi, Mar 28, 2010.
Are your music files MP3
If you use apple or Windows media player they will not always be MP3
The Micro SD Card should show up as a separate drive on your computer. I named mine something catchy so I can remember what it is when it appears on my Mac desktop. I have dumped music files in the Audible folder, a MP3 folder I made, etc. It indexes the card and find all media files so putting them in a certain folder is not necessary but will keep the file system easier to navigate and update files as you go and make the chance of loading duplicates less...
I had a hard time finding exactly which memory cards would work with my 1 week old zumo 660 too. It wasn't totaly clear to me how big of a card I could get. I read this form and bought a scandisk 32gb card from amazon. It works perfectly.
Ours is on a 64GB Scan Disk with over 3800 songs and works fine.
Do not listen while we ride, but is a great entertainment center at night.
I just got a 660LM a few weeks ago. I had an 8GB card in the house which I started with, but went out and spent the $25 to get a 32GB card (man, is memory ever cheap now!). I then loaded about 4000 songs on the disk (about 20GB of data), and the zumo started working very, very slowly - and seemed to get stuck and not work at all much of the time.
So I deleted about 1/2 of them, and now it's working fine.
It'd be nice to be able to have as many songs on there as is space on the card, but looks like there is some sort of indexing process going on when I turn it on. My guess is that the processor can only handle so much data at a time.
When I had too many songs on there I had 2 things happen: 1) The maps simply wouldn't render and navigation wouldn't start for quite a while...if at all, and 2) when the media player did it's thing, I could play whatever playlist I had at the last use, but wouldn't let me browse for quite a while..if at all.
But once I reduced the amount of songs by 1/2 (around 2k songs and 10GB of data), it works great again.
Of course, my entire music collection on my PC is more like 60GB+, but looks like I'll just swap out music now and again. If I played the entire collection from my PC, it would take about 40 days with continuous music playback (still have about 6 full days of tunes on the zumo now....that's an awful lot of hours of music still).
Do you have you MP3 files in sub folders, or just a bunch of MP3s?
Garmin\MP3\Artist\Album\MP3s works well, 16g card; 2g City Nav map, 2g Topo24 Map, about 1000 songs
My brain hurts. I'm not getting anywhere.
I got a SanDisk 64 GB micro sdxc card for use in my Zumo 660. Actually, it's the card that came out of my Android phone when I got rid of it. However, it doesn't mater how I label folders, none of my mp3s are showing up.
1. I made a folder on the sd card called MP3 and put an album folder in there with all the mp3s of that album. "No mp3s found."
2. I made a folder on the sd card called Garmin and within that i made another folder called MP3 and dropped the album folder in that. "No mp3s found."
2. I made just a folder called Garmin and dropped the album itself with the mp3s in it. "No mp3s found."
3. I copied the Audible folder from the Zumo's internal memory to the sd card and then deleted it from the internal memory. Then, dropped mp3s in there. "No mp3s found."
I started to copy my entire Garmin folder from the internal memory to the sd card. I was then going to delete it off the zumo's memory and try to drop an mp3 folder with music in that. I got impatient though. That was going to take over an hour.
I know that if I make an mp3 folder inside the Garmin folder that exists on the Zumo's internal memory, and drop music in there, they show up fine. I want to use the sd card though. What on earth am I doing wrong?
How did you get this to work? It ain't going for me. Card shows up on my computer as F drive with the Zumo plugged into the computer. I'm just not getting it.
I just found this thread and have a question. On my Zumo 660 I have loaded 573 MP3 songs, but when I go to the media player and select play all, it only shows 382 songs. This is with 1 16G card. I have tried the 8G card that I have in another MP3 player with the same 573 songs, but the 660 still only shows 283 songs. What am I doing wrong?
You are absolutely sure that all the songs are actual MP3 format, right? Not something like AAC or something else, that has been renamed to the MP3 extension? I had problems somwhat similar to this when using iTunes a while back; turned out some of my file types didn't represent the actual real file type.
Ah, there is a clue. I see that some are wma files. I picked out one that did not show up on my 660 media player and it is indeed a wma. These did play on my SanDisk MP3 player, though. If that is the problem, is there a way to convert the wma's to mp3?
Thanks a lot.
I'll answer my own question. I found audio to audio converter where I can convert wma to mp3. Slow process doing them one at a time, but it works.
Thanks for the help.
I am having this same problem. I didn't mess around with naming folders, just loaded the music straight to the 64gb SD card and put it in the zumo - no dice.
Took everything off. Took just one music file that I was sure was mp3, loaded to the card whilst inside the Z660 - no dice.
Cleared the SD card, loaded same file on Z660 internal memory- played fine. Loaded a few files in their original folders on my computer to the Z660 internal mem - played fine.
Cleared Z660 Interal mem and loaded those same songs on the SD card - no dice.
Maybe a dumb question, but is the card formatted exFat or Fat32 ? I just went thru installing a 64gb card in my Monterra and had to download a format program to format the card to Fat32 since the Monterra would not recognize exFat.
I have no idea, I'll look into that. Thanks for the suggestion
I use a 32 gig micros SD card on my 660, its pretty much problem free. Though every now and then it starts cutting out in songs and I have to restart.
When I was researching this, I found that you needed to get a certain class of micro sd card, its a speed thing I guess. I think mine is class 10. If memory serves me, the lower class means the card is slower, so you if you are getting a higher capacity sd card, get the highest class you can afford.
Monte, I spent hours trying to figure out why my SanDisk would not work and sure enough you nailed it. I had to download a program because Windows 7 wouldn't give me the option to reformat the SanDisk to Fat32. Here is what I pulled from another site to reformat it:
Place the card in your PC's card reader and determine the drive designation (i.e., G:\, H:\, etc.)
2. Download the fat32format utility in GUI version from here: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.exe. Click on the picture to retrieve the file.
3. Launch the guiformat.exe.
4. Choose the drive that corresponds to your SD card.
5. Choose the size of the SD Card you are formatting.
5. Check the Quick Format box.
6. Press Start.
And voila !!!
I was searching for discussion on suffle and came across this thread. I'm a year late but ...
I thought I saw there was a limit of 2000 music files supported.
Also, multiple sub-folders were suggested to speed up the (indexing) process at boot. So loading songs by album or artist would be one solution.