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Old 06-14-2007, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

So far I have been loving my Curve. However, there is one aspect that is driving me nuts, I hope someone here has a suggestion for me! I chose the Curve over the 8800 as I wanted to replace my iPod Shuffle I use on my commute to work. I was hoping by merging my cell and mp3 player I wouldn't miss calls anymore and would enjoy being slightly less geeky by only carrying one piece of electronics.

So I bought a 1gb MicroSD card, formatted it, enabled Mass Storage Mode on the Curve and connected it to my iMac. I then copied about 100 MP3s from my iTunes Library (DRM-free MP3 files) onto my Mac's HD and then onto the Micro SD card. The process went fine and all the files copied over the USB cable in a few minutes.

I clicked on Shuffle in the 8300's media player and was enjoying song after song until all of sudden I noticed that the music had stopped. I checked the screen to find this error:

Uncaught exception:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException

So I went back into Shuffle and started listening again. After a while the same thing happened. Assuming one of the files was corrupted in the transfer I erased the memory card and re-exported my MP3s from iTunes to my Mac's HD and then copied them over to the card again. After playing again I received the same error. Just to be sure it wasn't the music files I played all the songs I exported in iTunes, QuickTime and on my iPod and they all play fine.

The Curve doesn't show much ID3 information on the media player application nor does it show album artwork. I am guessing this is because I tag my MP3s with the new ID3 2.4 standard and most devices as I understand it use 2.3. I am hoping that is not the reason for the crash, but if someone here thinks that is the problem I will re-tag my MP3s in 2.3.

SO, my question to all of you is: Do you have any idea as to why my media player is constantly crashing?! Any and all suggestions will be happily received!

Thank you in advance,
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Old 06-14-2007, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've had simliar problems with the mp3 player, but i think may be defective. It does infact show album art. It may not work via itunes album art but I got it to work ...not sure how though. I've had the entire bb lock up and reboot while listening to mp3s. What bitrate mp3 recorded at by chance something abursdily high?
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I've had simliar problems with the mp3 player, but i think may be defective. It does infact show album art. It may not work via itunes album art but I got it to work ...not sure how though. I've had the entire bb lock up and reboot while listening to mp3s. What bitrate mp3 recorded at by chance something abursdily high?
Ahh, yes, because I've looked at one or two MP3s where I MANUALLY put the album art in and those *do* show up on the 8300 as they are embedded in the MP3 file. But the ones where iTunes has downloaded the album art do not show the art on the 8300 as iTunes keeps the art in a separate folder. So that mystery is solved.

My bitrates range from 128 to 256. I have files from all over the place so there's no consistency. Some have VBR and some don't.
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