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Old 06-05-2011, 08:26 PM
123rabz 123rabz is offline
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Default Is there a limit to how many files you can have on the J3?

I read somewhere that about 7000 files is the maximum that the Cowon J3 can have at any one time. Is this true and if yes, is there any way around it, please?

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Old 06-05-2011, 10:16 PM
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The manual says 12,000 total (8,000 for music/video and an additional 4,000 for other files) both internal and external (microSD).
"- Number of files and folders recognizable
COWON J3 : up to 12,000 folders / 12,000 files
(music/video file: 8,000 + others: 4,000).
MicroSD card : up to 12,000 folders / 12,000 files
(music/video file: 8,000 + others: 4,000)."

So by the way I'm reading that, adding a MicroSD card will give you an additional 8,000 music/video files that can be stored externally, is that correct?

BTW: here is the link to the manual
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:25 PM
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At one point i had over 12,100 mp3s on my 32 gig j3 w/ 32gig microSD card (i just stuck my whole library in just to see if i could max it out). Right now my j3 has about 9000 mp3s and maybe 20 video files.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:09 PM
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I have almost 13,000 128k WMA tracks and about 6 full-length movies on my J3 (32G + 32G) and it's working just fine. When I researched it, I found specs that said 8,000 music tracks on both internal and external memory for a total of 16,000.

I think it's pretty ridiculous to watch movies on such a tiny screen; I loaded some up just to see if it would slow down or otherwise affect the player. It didn't.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:18 PM
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I have almost 13,000 128k WMA tracks and about 6 full-length movies on my J3 (32G + 32G) and it's working just fine. When I researched it, I found specs that said 8,000 music tracks on both internal and external memory for a total of 16,000.
You are the first I know of to actually confirm what the manual specs state. It's been discussed that perhaps the specs reflect a typo or maybe a Korean->English translation typo, but your numbers would actually support what the manual says:



That shows a max of 8000 music files along with a max of 4000 other files on internal storage, and another max of 8000 music files and a max of 4000 other files on external storage.

Also, 12,000 max folders on internal storage and also 12,000 max folders on external storage.

I believe the separate limit on 8000+8000 music files is probably due to the finite size of the "tags database" used by the Music browser.

Note also that starting with firmware 2.24 Cowon made an unannounced and undocumented change to the [Years] subset of the "tags database, in that there is now a limit of 40 distinct years available to the tags-based browser when looking for Music -> [Years]. If you have music files whose tags represent more than 40 distinct years, then only the oldest 40 year values will be shown in the displayed list of [Years]. Any years newer than these oldest 40 will simply not be shown in the [Years] browser list (although those music files can obviously still be accessed and played using a variety of other browser methods.... just not using the [Years] method).

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