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Old 05-27-2009, 12:42 PM
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Default D2+ can and cannot read .flac? [RESOLVED]

Hello all,

Great forum, I have learned more here than on the manufacturers site!

I have been ripping my CD's and compressing to FLAC using EAC.

How come some albums will not play on the d2+? They are all .flac and yet it says this device will not play it. I confirmed in the tag the comments field are clean, but I did figure out that it hates comments in tags already (lol)
Perhaps this has more to do with my lack of knowledge with FLAC than the D2+. I rip all albums using EAC and grab cd info from the freedb via EAC.

I am wondering if anyone has any advice or any ideas why some albums play fine, but others do not? thanks!

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Old 05-27-2009, 12:49 PM
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Do you use ID3 tags or FLAC/Vorbis comments in the files? ID3 tags aren't really a standard, even if they work somewhat - Vorbis/FLAC comments are the more failsafe way.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:38 PM
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No comments, I did once and I had that error, realized from reading here and subsequently removing them fixed that issue, but now I just did a straight rip to flac with only artist, album, title, year and it seems to be incompatible. I did about 12 CD's and 10 are fine, but 2 have this issue.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:58 PM
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OK so this is odd.

ITs one CD (RAIN/Brainbug) (dance music)

I rip it via EAC.

The cowon will not accept any song from this CD as a .wav, .flac, or .ogg

It will take it as an MP3.

The error I get is: The file is not supported for use when I try .flac, or .ogg

As a .wav it says - the .wav has one or more properties outside of device limits.

Does anyone know why a particular CD would do this? (the files play fine on my PC)
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:44 PM
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I figured it out!

I switched the USB mode to MTP because under this mode the way Windows sees the D2+ I can right click under windows explorer and easily create play lists!

However in this mode you can only transfer mp3's it seems, no wav or other lossless formats it seems. Is this a Windows issue or a limitation of the D2+ firmware???

When I switched it to MSC mode on the USB I can add all my FLAC rips just fine.

(Now I remember I added a lot of albums first, then went nuts trying to create playlists...etc etc so I forgot I switched the USB mode)

A great player with serious sound quality, but damn they need to make it a bit more dumb down for user friendlyness lol

Thanks for chiming in dfkt
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:17 AM
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Haha, MTP, the root of all evil.

Theoretically you should be able to put FLAC files in MTP mode on the D2, via drag'n'drop - even if the stupid protocol might complain about "not supported files". You can just ignore that. (You might need to have WMP11 installed for this MTP stuff to work somewhat better.)
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