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RCA TH1100A track order problems

I am having a very frustrating problem with my RCA mp3 player. I purchased it intending to use it to listen to audiobooks that I already had in mp3 format on my computer, but no matter what method of file transfer I attempt, the tracks refuse to play in order, which is unacceptable for listening to a book. I've tried setting them up in a playlist in the recommended Yahoo! Jukebox program before transferring, and the files are labeled in such a way that they are alpha-numerically in order automatically by the usual computer file standards. Anyone know how to force this player to play tracks in a specific order? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    it stays on the please wait page

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    My mp3 wont connect to my computer. I was trying to put songs an it a secound time but it wont connect. What do I do?

  • Nancy Whistance-Smith Aug 03, 2008

    I tried everything suggested to get the files in order and nothing worked for me EXCEPT as a last ditch effort I renamed the 13 files that made up the lecture from Adoption1.mp3, Adoption2.mp3, Adoption3.mp3.... to A.mp3, B.mp3, C.mp3... and it worked!!! They're all now in order from A.mp3 to M.mp3
    A bit basic, but it solved my problem for the moment.

  • michaeloshma Aug 06, 2008

    can soemone tell me how to access the external memory, i got a 2 gig chip for it and it keeps saying empty, i have tried everything i can think of as I do know my way around a computer..any help would be appreaciated. I got it from ebay so i didint get a manual

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    la memoria no aparese en la pc

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  • wk22207 May 11, 2010

    I, too, have been having this same problem, and it's driving me crazy. When I reported this problem to the manufacturer's tech support, they only said, "the player sorts music alphabetically by artist. You will have to rename the files before putting them onto the player." This answer doesn't make any sense, because all of my files have the same "artist" name, which is the author of the book. The file names are already in the proper alphabetical order, and they don't have anything to do with the artist name.

    Anyhow, I tried the first solution suggested here (by kpc2), but it didn't work. I don't see why the folder properties (on the PC) would have anything to do with the playback sequence on the TH1101, but maybe I'm missing something here.

    I usually use Windows Media Player 11 to rip my CDs. I would like to try using the RCA Easy Rip software suggested in the second solution. Where can I get it?

    It sounds like the idea of copying files one at a time in reverse order didn't work out. It doesn't seem very practical to me anyhow, because I wouldn't want to take the time to copy hundreds of files one at a time everytime that I want to load a new book.



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Here's how I resolved the Play-Order Problem with my TH1101A using Windows Exporer:
1. I put every file (MP3 and WMA) in one folder on my computer.
2. I renamed the files 001.mp3, 002.mp3, etc in the order I want them to play.
3. On the FOLDER, Right click - Properties - Customize Tab
4. In dropdown, change to "Documents (for any file type), click Apply
5. General Tab, "Advanced..." button - UNcheck "For fast searching, allow Indexing..."
6. then click "OK" "Apply" "OK" to exit folder properties.
7. In explorer, all the files in the right pane should be sorted by name in proper order.
8. Copy the files to the Pearl.
This worked for me, but of course, I can't guarantee anything.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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These RCA Pearl players have awful file system organization. Because of their small size, they are fine for listening to audiobooks.. but, since they have no incremental fast forward function, audiobooks have to be split into manageable sections in order to listen to them easily.

I have found the only solution to getting these manageable sections to play in order is to :

1) Use a very short filename. BRJI for Brideshead Revisited read by Jeremy Irons, for example.

2) After splitting the audiobook into equal length tracks (10 to 20 minutes is convenient, and I use Mp3TM) rename the tracks BRJI1 from BRJI - 01, BRJI2 from BRJI - 02, etc. When you reach track 10, name it BRJIA10, then BRJIA!!, etc..

3) If you want to keep all your audiobooks in one area, preface the filenames with Z, for example. ZBRJI = Brideshead Revisited Read by Jeremy Irons, ZBH = Blue Highways, etc..
3)Re-write all the tag information ( I use mp3TagStudio 3.05)

4) I use only drag and drop with Internet Explorer to keep things very simple.

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Right click on each track and under details in the # column put the desired number. It's the only thing that worked for me.

Posted on May 13, 2010

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Make sure the id tags are id2. id3 makes it wonky.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

Hi...I actually have an RCA Pearl 2 GB TH1602 MP3 player---with the same problem. The tracks wouldn't play in order. I tried the solution above: I renamed the tracks 01, 02, etc. This didn't work for me, so I took each of the files that I had just renamed and: right clicked on the file, entered "properties;" Then, I went into "summary" or "details," (depending on which version of Windows you have), and labeled the track number with whatever place I wanted that track to have on the player. I found that my tracks were randomized because the "track number" line was blank in the file properties.
Hope this helps!
God bless...

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

I posted the previous solution about adding the files in reverse order. After toying around some more, I think the solution is not based on the order in which you transfer the files, but in the track title. I had been trying to transfer files that were ripped using iTunes, which uses a different naming convention than the RCA Easy Rip software. I re-ripped my CDs using Easy Rip, and set the rip options so that each track title would start with the track number. I then transferred the files to the player using Windows Explorer, and voila! All files in the proper order.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

The solution posted here didn't work for me, but here's one that did. Using Windows Exporer, I dragged my files one by one into the player in the REVERSE order I wanted them to play. In other words, I started with the last track first. When I looked inside the album folders on my player, they were in the right order for the first time ever. I have absolutely no idea why this worked, but it did.

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