Interesting problem with my Rio Central. Anyone know what to do exactly?
- Because I use hierarchical playlsits on the Rio Central, I now exclusively use Jemplode to update it. (Emplode won't see the hierarchy on the Central and no longer works with it.)
- I'm on Jemplode 56.
- I've got a group of MP3 files on my central, a large album of 38 tracks.
- This album was uploaded to the Central, it was not ripped on the Central.
- Okay, I admit it, it was a bootleg recording of a Rush concert. Hey, I buy *all* their albums including their live albums and DVDs, I spent nearly 400 dollars on concert tickets, plus another 100 for merchandise on this tour. I'm entitled.
- I seem to faintly recall something had gone wrong during the upload, but it was a while ago so I'm not sure. I thought I checked it and made sure everything was OK, and it seemed to be. So that might not have anything to do with it.
- On the Central, track 34 is missing from this album. It is not missing from my car player, and not missing from the PC's hard disk. The PC's hard disk was the source location for the upload when I originally sent the files to the car player and the central.
- I don't seem to recall the track being missing on the Central before, but when I look at it in Jemplode, it's just not there, no matter which view I use (playlists, all tracks, artist, etc.).
- Today when I was working with updating other tracks on the Central, I was using Mike Schrag's riorid utility to refresh the RIDs so I could synch playlists. It gave me an error:Unknown fid type for fid 83920 titled ""
Note that 83920 is decimal for 147D0 hex.
Also note that there are two space between "fid type" and "for fid" in that error message. Doesn't come across in the BBS posting very well.
- "Interesting", I sez to meeself. Let's find out what this mystery FID is.
(The above is the HTTP query syntax to stream or download an MP3 file directly off the central.)
- It sends me an MP3 file. Which happens to be a complete and properly tagged track 34 from that album. It's my missing file!
- When viewing the Central in Jemplode, I see no FID numbered 83920 (147D0 hex). The "All Tracks" view skips over track 34 of that album, and skips over that FID number.
- However I can easily download both 147D0 and 147D1 onto my hard disk using the above HTTP command, and I get a proper MP3 file for the *0 file, and a proper ASCII FID with all the correct tag/title/etc information for the *1 file.
- I can download the track right before it (147C0 and the 147C1 ascii tag data) and it's all fine, too. It's the prior track on the album. Other than the fact that they have different track names, track numbers, and different RIDs, they seem fine to me.
Here's something interesting I notice. It may not have any bearing, or it may be the whole reason this is happening. Not sure.
Okay, you know how the track number on an ID3v1.1 tag is supposed to be last character of the comment field? In other words, ID3V1 doesn't spec a track number, it specs 30 characters for comment, but ID3V1.1 specs 29 for comment and the last byte of comment for a track number. And the track number in ID3V1 is an 8-bit binary value, it's not ASCII.
Well, I notice that these tracks all have that byte in the ASCII FID data as the start of the comment field. For instance, here is track 33's tag (FID 147C1):source=30th Anniversary Tour Bootleg, May 26 2004, Starwood Ampitheatre, Antioch TN
title=Xanadu (Live 2004 Bootleg)
Now notice what's happened there. Jemplode, when it imported the track originally, Did this: It looked at the comment field of the ID3V2 tag and saw it was blank. Then it looked at the ID3V1 comment field and saw it had one byte in it, a 33, an ASCII exclamation mark. It didn't know that byte was actually just the track number at the end of the comment field, it didn't know to ignore it. So it took the exclamation mark, and made that the comment field.
Then, when RioRid came by later (I had refreshed the RIDs on the Central after uploading that album), it correctly appended the RID to the comment field.
Okay, so no big deal you say. And it's not a big deal because that
track, track 33, worked fine.
But what is 34? An ASCII quote character.
I'll bet the fact that it's a quote had something to do with it. Here's what FID 147D1, the "missing" file, looks like:source=30th Anniversary Tour Bootleg, May 26 2004, Starwood Ampitheatre, Antioch TN
title=Working Man (Live 2004 Bootleg)
Okay, here's what I'd like to know if possible...
1. Find out if the "ID3V1.1 track number becomes comment field" thing is a Jemplode bug?
2. Is the fact that an ASCII quote was part of the comment field right before the RID comment the reason I get an error when running RioRid?
3. Does any of that have anything to do with why I'm not seeing that track in Jemplode when I browse the Central?
4. How do I make that track reappear on the Central?
Any other ideas?