MP3 players forum: MP3s playing in wrong order!

by: technomann2 November 23, 2013 4:09 PM PST

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MP3s playing in wrong order!

by technomann2 - 11/23/13 4:09 PM

I have been grappling with this problem for over a week to no avail. I copied a bunch of mp3 files (nearly 200 files) onto a USB flash drive in order to listen to them in the car over my Kenwood KDC-255U In-Dash USB/CD Receiver. However, they will not play in the proper alpha-numeric order no matter what I do! I downloaded an mp3 metatag editing program and spent hours editing the metadata of the files, but it had NO EFFECT on the playback order. I thought that maybe the FAT 32 file system on the USB flash drive was truncating the file names, so I tried all kinds of programs like FatSorter and DriveSort to re-order the files, but that didn't work either! I tried re-formatting the flash drive to the NTSF file system, but then the Kenwood in-dash player would not recognize the flash drive! WTF?! Does anyone have a clue as to how to remedy this problem? The USB flash drive is useless for listening to mp3s if they do not play in the correct order.

Thanks for any and all advice!

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