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Old 02-04-2007, 02:39 PM
roth roth is offline
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Default Navigating the Files

After much back and forth, I've decided that the X5 is closer to what I want in a DAP than other models currently out there, but only if I can get one cheap enough, meaning probably a used or returned one. But during the period I've been without a DAP, I've played music through my computer from my external hard drive.

My previous DAP was a ZVM, so my music library is organized by Album/Artist/*/*, because I foolishly believed that things would work properly with the Creative software. I chose Album/Artist rather than the more conventional Artist/Album because much of my music is classical, and the irregularities of internet databases in tagging classical music make Album/Artist an easier way (at least for me) to find things.

The result is, of course, that I have the same artist (Beethoven, eg) appearing as a subdirectory in many, many albums.

During the course of playing music from my hard drive, I found that Iwould often forget which albums certain pieces appeared in. Now, I had also organized my library in WMP11 (and it was still maintained in my much-loathed Creative software), so I could look the piece up in either of those by using the "Find" function or simply by clicking on Beethoven as the artist.

The question, then, is whether there's a similar way to locate a specific piece in the X5 display other than by opening each Album folder one-by-one, then every Beethoven subdirectory, until I stumble on what I need?

How do I find the piece I want on the X5 without resorting to hit-and-miss?

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