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Hi all.

I upgraded from my old 55 plate (2005) Focus to a 66 plate (2016) Focus last year.

Obviously with having  USB ports in my new car, I wanted to play my vast collection of mp3's in the car.

At first, I used a 64gb USB stick. I then found out over time that it won't play FLAC rips, and also, the embedded artwork must be no larger than 500 x 500 pixels.

Now, even though some all of the artwork is 500 x 500 or less, there are certain artworks that still do not display. Any idea why?

I also decided to get a larger 128gb USB, so I could hold more music. I spent a couple of weeks converting my FLAC and 320k mp3's down to 128k, so I could fit more music on.

To be honest, there's no noticeable difference in sound quality.

But my major problem is that all of my files are not available to play. I had 30,988 mp3's but is only says I have 8 thousand and odd.

I checked my handbook, and it says it won't read over 30,000 files.

I deleted some earlier, taking it under 30,000, but still it only shows 25-30% of my music.

Can anyone help please?

TIA

 

 

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I too upgraded to SYNC 2 last year, I've also had issues with album covers not showing,
Messed around adding new covers with this software https://www.mp3tag.de/en/ but it didn't always work,
I think moving files to a new folder might have helped find new images, because it had indexed files already and ignored new images (just guessing).

I'm pretty sure SYNC needs a USB formatted to FAT32, this only gives you a Max of 32GB so there will be dead space left on the drive if any bigger.

PS
That's a lot of songs!!!!

 

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Exfat.
I use mp3tag and edit everything to play in track order and display correct covers.
In the menu you can search for album info via discogs.
I have 80Gb of Ultra HD quality music on a 128Gb drive and all plays just fine.
Also make sure you turn off Gracenote in the settings on your Sync as it messes with the files.

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Thanks for the replies. I have just checked, and my USB is already formatted to exFAT. So why won't it read ALL files on there?

Gracenote has been turned off since I got the car. As I manually added all correct artwork on my PC before putting it onto my USB, I didn't want Gracenote changing it.

 

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I've just checked my Owner's Manual, and it says my USB must be FAT16/32.

So I guess I'm going to have to delete everything on there, format to FAT32, then put it all back on there!

Edit - I've just tried, and can only format to either exFAT or NTFS.

Not sure how to format to FAT32 now......

 

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Maybe you have the files buried in too many folders or the format of some files are not compatible.

I got fed up of files being out of order on some albums, especially ones that really need to play on order (Pink Floyd - The Wall for example) and found that the system ignores track numbers and plays by track names in alphabeticsl order.
I now use mp3tag to remove all track names so the systen looks to the file name instead which I prefix with the track number so everything runs correctly.
To get album art correct I make sure I select all tracks for a specific album and batch allocate album art either from discogs through the mp3tag menu or look up album details online and manually download the album art & select that to be attached to the ID3 data on each track.
I recently redownloaded all my favourite music from amazon in HD or Ultra HD format, it took a bit of time & effort to rewrite the tags on all my music before transferring to my thumb drive but at least I know that everything is in order, plays properly and shows the correct art rather than some generic image that Sync allocates. (I'm a bit fussy on such things and it bugs me until it's all set up right).


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I've just checked my Owner's Manual, and it says my USB must be FAT16/32.
So I guess I'm going to have to delete everything on there, format to FAT32, then put it all back on there!
Edit - I've just tried, and can only format to either exFAT or NTFS.
Not sure how to format to FAT32 now......
 
https://www.howtogeek.com/316977/how-to-format-usb-drives-larger-than-32gb-with-fat32-on-windows/


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I've already formatted my USB to FAT32, using a program called AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, (which is a free program). I am currently transferring all of my music files back on there.

It will take a few hours, but if it reads all files on there it will be worth it.

Thanks for the links anyway Stoney871.

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Well, it seems formatting a 128gb stick fron exFAT to FAT32 still isn't enough! 

I have over 29,000 tracks on my USB stick, but my car recognises less than 10, 000.

 

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On 2/20/2020 at 10:18 AM, Stoney871 said:

I recently redownloaded all my favourite music from amazon in HD or Ultra HD format, it took a bit of time & effort to rewrite the tags on all my music before transferring to my thumb drive but at least I know that everything is in order, plays properly and shows the correct art rather than some generic image that Sync allocates. (I'm a bit fussy on such things and it bugs me until it's all set up right).
 

How do you get to chose the quality of amazon mp3 downloads?

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How do you get to chose the quality of amazon mp3 downloads?
Subscribe to amazon music HD and it then gives you the files in HD or Ultra HD if they have been reauthored in those formats.
Not all music is available in HD but a fair proportion is and I'm sure that more is being converted.
Sounds far better on my B&O system in the car.

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So is there no definitive answer to my query then? 

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As it's been over 2 months,  and I am no closer to a definitive answer, I have today e mailed Ford U.K.

Let's see what they (hopefully) say. 

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Just bought a 2015 Focus with Sync 2 and having the same problem. I've only a couple of thousand MP3s, yet entire folders are not being displayed. Most annoying.

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