New XT and MP3 Problem

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New XT and MP3 Problem

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My XT arrived today and I put some MP3s on the 128 GB SandDisk card and popped it in the unit. The GPS cannot locate the music files. I created a directory structure of root/garmin/mp3 And put all my files in that mp3 folder. No joy.

I then put the mp3 folder in the root of the sdcard and still no joy at finding the music files. I was not prompted to format the card in the XT but I did format it in my PC before adding the files

Anybody have any ideas? Appreciate the help;
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Re: New XT and MP3 Problem

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VA3TWT wrote: 11 Dec 2020 02:29Anybody have any ideas? Appreciate the help;
I think this thread might help you: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=806
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Re: New XT and MP3 Problem

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root/MP3 is the correct location

Note the MP3 - rather than mp3 - I think it still makes a difference - ie MP3 works, 'mp3' doesn't work.

Today, I discovered something really important. I found another way that doesn't work.
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Re: New XT and MP3 Problem

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Here's is a snippet of what's on my SD card for the 595.
Garmin SD Hierarchy.JPG
Root F: with 2 main Folders. The 'Garmin' folder contains folders for routes & waypoints and maps. The 'MP3 Music' folder contains folders named by artist, each of these contains folders by album title.

Note- the music must be in the mp3 format to play. I had that problem yrs ago. My mp3 player played all kinds of formats so I never really paid attention. But when I first tried with a Garmin it wouldn't do it because I had my music in Windows .wma format. I had to convert to mp3 format for both the nuvi back then and the zumo now to recognize and play music.

That's it, everything that's on my SD card. Garmin said a 1000 songs max but this card plays fine with closer to 3000 songs on it.
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Re: New XT and MP3 Problem

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rbentnail wrote: 11 Dec 2020 21:28Garmin said a 1000 songs max but this card plays fine with closer to 3000 songs on it.
IIRC software 2.90 increased the songs above 1000.
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Re: New XT and MP3 Problem

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I found this thread and it helped me to get some music on my Zumo. I have another issue though and I was wondering if you could help. Seems most of my music is M4a format. Does anyone know of a free and safe converter so I can change it all to the required MP3? Much appreciation in advance!!!
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Re: New XT and MP3 Problem

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If you can use a Linux computer or install Ubuntu in windows then using ffmpeg is really easy and fast. I did the same when I wanted my Apple Music on my sd card for my XT
You might find other videos better explaining, I just took ons to show what I’m talking about.

https://youtu.be/qxsPCa622zY
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