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    Question Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    b. I also tick the box for convert all to jpg.
    Do you mean 'Force embedded to JPEG', please:


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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    Do you mean 'Force embedded to JPEG', please:

    Cheers.
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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    garym,

    Having a quick try again now...

    Cheers,

    Paul

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    Question Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    8. when done (which could take hours depending on number of files), click FINISH.
    I just CONVERTED 3 albums:

    Last edited by monsterjazzlick; 08-13-2018 at 08:01 PM. Reason: Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Now you have both folder.jpg and embedded art in all your files. AGAIN, do your testing to be sure that embedded art is actually the solution to your problem first. otherwise, no need to embed artwork.
    garym,

    All three 'Emerson, Lake & Palmer' albums are showing artwork on the Sony Walkman now! So this must mean the Walkman reads 'embedded' art only.

    Should I perform a massive 'Batch Conversion' in one single hit now, please? I have 150GB of FLACs. Or would you slice it down and do, say, one GENRE at a time; just to be safe?

    Paul

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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Before you do a batch conversion. or anything else that could drastically modify your ripped files, please make sure you have an extra copy of the files that will remain unmodified, like on a brick (USB) drive or an NAS. Too many ways of having an accident and doing irreparable damage. Much better safe than sorry.

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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by schmidj View Post
    Before you do a batch conversion. or anything else that could drastically modify your ripped files, please make sure you have an extra copy of the files that will remain unmodified, like on a brick (USB) drive or an NAS. Too many ways of having an accident and doing irreparable damage. Much better safe than sorry.
    agree. but once you have a backup, I'd run it all in one big job. (I'm not that knowledgeable about using SD cards, but I suspect you'd be better off running the process to embed art on files that are on your USB external drive or your C: drive (rather than directly on your SD card), then copying the files back over to your SD Card.

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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by schmidj View Post
    Before you do a batch conversion. or anything else that could drastically modify your ripped files, please make sure you have an extra copy of the files that will remain unmodified, like on a brick (USB) drive or an NAS. Too many ways of having an accident and doing irreparable damage. Much better safe than sorry.
    They are backed-up on 2 x SD cards, 3 external HD's, and my C: drive.

    Is the second-mentioned what you refer to as a "brick"? Thanks.
    Last edited by monsterjazzlick; 08-14-2018 at 09:39 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Question Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    agree. but once you have a backup, I'd run it all in one big job. (I'm not that knowledgeable about using SD cards, but I suspect you'd be better off running the process to embed art on files that are on your USB external drive or your C: drive (rather than directly on your SD card), then copying the files back over to your SD Card.
    Yes, I think you are correct. Plus, SD-cards seem to be significantly slower at such transferring tasks. The C: drive performs the task in half the time!

    Would you just 'wipe' the Walkman's SD-card before saving the new 'embedded' artwork files on? Or would you go so far as to 'format' it again.

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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    Yes, I think you are correct. Plus, SD-cards seem to be significantly slower at such transferring tasks. The C: drive performs the task in half the time!

    Would you just 'wipe' the Walkman's SD-card before saving the new 'embedded' artwork files on? Or would you go so far as to 'format' it again.
    Probably just wipe. Also brick is external usb drive.

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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    Probably just wipe. Also brick is external usb drive.
    OK, thanks; I'll do just that...

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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    If you decide you need to embed your artwork in addition to having folder.jpg, do the following to automate it. (test on a folder or two to make sure you understand what's happening before running it on your entire collection).

    7. bottom right, click CONVERT
    8. when done (which could take hours depending on number of files), click FINISH.
    It converted 150GB of artworks in 22 mins:


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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by monsterjazzlick View Post
    It converted 150GB of artworks in 22 mins:
    nice! You did remember to hit the FINISH button, correct?

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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    nice! You did remember to hit the FINISH button, correct?
    Ha ha, yes I remembered this time thankfully!

    Just firing-up the Walkman now...

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    Re: Recommendations for a digital audio player

    Hi,

    I just random-checked a few albums and they all seem to be displaying the artwork! And those with double/triple-discs correctly display their respective-artworks.

    Ironically, Sony emailed earlier on. They said their higher-tech team advised: "I will not be able to use my own PC to transfer music files or artworks to the Walkman"; and so instead I need to use an 'alternative' computer for this task. Quite unbelievable!

    Paul
    Last edited by monsterjazzlick; 08-14-2018 at 04:58 PM. Reason: spelling

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