· I just got my new player and I have many gigs of MP3s to install. Is there anything I need to keep in mind?
(Entry last updated on February 16th, 2002)
First, make sure you are using the latest non-beta software to do your initial loading and organizing of the music. Here are details on how to install the latest software.
Next, plan on doing your loads in small batches, of less than one gigabyte per batch. Although non-beta software should be stable enough to handle very large music loads, this will help protect you from unforseen problems such as power loss or PC crashes. The more batches you do, the less you'll have to "back track" if something goes wrong.
If you are able to use Ethernet, then use it. It is faster than USB for large music uploads, since its transmission protocol uses less software and hardware overhead. If you don't have an ethernet connection already set up, then don't worry about it, because USB is still pretty fast.
Finally, make sure that all your songs have their tag information correctly filled out before you send them to the player. Read this section for more information on why this is so important.