|· Why do the visuals disappear every time I put it in the car?
|· I just got my new player and I have many gigs of MP3s to install. Is there anything I need to keep in mind?
|· Why can't I add more than one song at a time?
|· What does the flashing LED on the faceplate mean?
|· Do I have to put the player into standby mode before I pull the plug?
|· Can I copy MP3 files back onto my PC from the player?
|· Is there anything I should keep in mind when I grab files from the player?
|· Can I back up the player's playlists and music files?
|· What is the best way to organize and listen to my music?
|· How can I keep my PC and my car player in perfect synch?
|· How do I upgrade the firmware on the player, and will it erase my music files?
|· Is it bad for the player if it gets too hot or too cold?
|· Do I have to use the remote, or can I do everything from the front panel?
|· What do all the buttons do?
|· What's this I hear about a 'Stun/Kill' button on the remote control?
|· What is a parametric EQ, and what does the 'Q' parameter do?
|· Where can I download a list of EQ presets?
|· How do I know what the hard disk is doing?
|· Does disk space get wasted if I make a second copy of a song in a different playlist?
|· What about editing/renaming multiple copies of the same song?
|· How can I be sure that I've deleted all copies of a given song?
|· How do I make albums play in the correct order?
|· How do the Tweak Order functions work?
|· How does the 'Ignore as Child' option work?
|· What in the world is a 'Wendy Filter'?
|· How do the Bookmarks work?
|· Can I delete songs from the player's front panel?
|· How can I tell which tracks I have marked with the 'Mark' key?
|· What search terms can I use in the Advanced Search box in Emplode?
|· What is this 'Soup View' I hear other people talking about?
|· What do the little letters mean on the Info:Track screen?
|· When I move the player between the car and the house, what does it do differently?
|· Are there any 'Easter Eggs' in the player?
|· What do the various symbols mean on the 'Aux Info' screen?
|· Can I reset the number of plays and other statistics?
|· Why does it play clusters of artists or albums?
|· How do I cancel out of a synch?
· How do I skip to the next album or the next playlist?
(Entry last updated on September 12th, 2003)
Assuming you're playing a sequential list of albums, press and hold the "3" ("source") key on the Rio remote control to skip to the next album.
This is just a trick that uses the "hate album" tweak (tweaks are described here) to drop the current album out of the running order and play whatever is next in line. I know it's not exactly what you were asking for, but it's close, and it's good enough for most people.
Skipping to the next sub-playlist in a larger shuffle isn't possible, since the player has no concept of sub-playlists once it begins playing them. When it begins playing a tree of playlists, it simply creates a flattened list of all the songs in that section of the tree and stores it. So it doesn't know anything about which songs belonged to which sub-playlist.
However, if you had deliberately selected just a single sub-playlist to hear, and now you want to select and play the next adjacent playlist, there is a trick described here that lets you jump directly to that position in the playlist tree without all the intermediate scrolling. This makes it very painless to reach the next playlist.
|· What is a FID?
|· What happens during a synch, and what do the stage numbers mean?
|· Can I use a USB-to-serial converter dongle with the player?
|· What are some other good tricks for using the player?