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    USB Problems

    I am running LMS 7.9 and have an USB 2.0 drive with some .wav files.
    LMS sees the USB drive; but it does not see anything on it - none of the .wav files show up and that is all that is on the drive.
    I have formatted the drive again and copies the files anew to no avail.
    The instruction guide provides no info on how the USB is to work but refers to download the "Squeezebox Touch Feature Guide" but I am unable to locate it on this site.
    I have no problem playing music on the system from my computer in My Music.
    Does the "Feature Guide" exist and if so where can I find it?
    Does anyone have an answer to why the USB is not being picked up by the Touch?

    johnreid

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnreid View Post
    I am running LMS 7.9 and have an USB 2.0 drive with some .wav files.
    LMS sees the USB drive; but it does not see anything on it - none of the .wav files show up and that is all that is on the drive.
    I have formatted the drive again and copies the files anew to no avail.
    The instruction guide provides no info on how the USB is to work but refers to download the "Squeezebox Touch Feature Guide" but I am unable to locate it on this site.
    I have no problem playing music on the system from my computer in My Music.
    Does the "Feature Guide" exist and if so where can I find it?
    Does anyone have an answer to why the USB is not being picked up by the Touch?

    johnreid
    Stick a few .mp3 or .flacs on the drive, does the Touch see them.

    Is the USB drive a portable, or is it powered, The Touch's USB power out is barely sufficient to power a USB drive.

    Put some .wav's on a USB stick or SD card, do they get seen?
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    Very old info but I'm sure most is still relevant:

    Touch and USB / SD Troubleshooting & best practices for best performance

    USB or SD card devices

    - Check the formatting of the device, Touch supported formats: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, ext2, ext3
    - Touch can only see/use a single partition, format as a single partition, or use only the first partition for all relevant music files
    - Remove any included USB/SD device “utilities” as these can cause issues
    - Make sure there is at least 10% free space (20% even better)
    - Remove any non-music related files (videos, documents, programs, pictures, data, etc…)
    - Or, if removing such files is not an option, place a . (dot) in front of folders that are not music related (folders not containing music files, album art, playlists). A simple (dot) in front of a folder means that TinySBS will ignore these and (hopefully) greatly speed up scan times.
    - Attach device directly to your computer and run basic maintenance utilities (disk cleanup, error checking, defrag)
    - Storage unit must be writable (Touch’s server must install files and be able to write to these files)
    - Quick Test: Place a small, single folder of music on the device for initial testing (why have it scanning for hours if it isn’t going to complete the scan)


    USB HD

    - Try an external USB power source, HD power supply or a powered USB hub. (Touch may not have enough bus power to power the USB HD)
    - Try a different USB cable
    - HD Sleep mode can cause issues (may have to completely rescan HD every time it “wakes”)
    - If you turn OFF Touch or HD, or unplug HD, Touch must completely rescan the entire HD

    Very useful tutorial & configuration ideas to get the most out of the very limited Touch inbuilt server:
    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=82070

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    Have you put the files in a folder titled "My Music"?
    The first time I tried using a USB stick my Touch did nothing until I moved all the various folders into a My Music folder.
    Chris :)

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    What are you running LMS on ?

    An easy check regarding readability is to try to browse down in the folder structure on the drive while you are settng it up for use in LMS if you cant even see any subfolders , this suggest some permission issue ?
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