Originally posted by Gyro
hey eccles........I assume your ID tag nightmare is over? Also, what sofware do you use to burn mp3's?.....thanks
I wish! No, my player still steadfastly refuses to recognise any directory (album) names, ID3 tags or CD-Text information. This despite trying disks burned both on my PC and my wife's Mac, and original retail CD's with CD-Text info, and despite these same MP3 CD's displaying perfect tags on our portable RioVolt players.
I'm waiting to hear back from the guys at Mazda South, who were going to contact Mazda's Tech Support line to see if this is a known problem. I strongly suspect I'll be getting a replacement unit.
As for software...
For MP3 ripping, storing, manipulating, playing and burning I use J.River Media Center
. I love the control it gives me over my extensive MP3 collection (the wife and I are in the process of ripping our entire 500-plus CD collection to MP3's), the fact that a single licence allows me to install multiple copies on my home and work PC's, and that it comes with a server function that allows me to listen to my MP3's from my server at home while I'm at work, and
serve them up via wireless LAN to our TiVo so we can play them through our main home audio system.
But mostly I love the control it gives over our collection. When I want to blow another CD for the car, I just select the "Random Favourites - one data CD's worth" smartlist and click Burn. Want to listen to a random selection of tracks that we haven't listened to in over a year? No problem, there's a smartlist for that, too. And a whole lot more.
Try the 30-day demo; I reckon you'll be impressed.
(I have no connection with J.River other than as a satisfied customer.)