Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Middle OH, USA, Earth
I spent more time on this.
It does not recognize m3u playlist files and their content.
I've been spoiled by the Phatnoise Phatbox's in my old VW's. I used their software (yes thankfully I have an old laptop still running Windows XP!) to create the test playlist files. It is so much better at allowing playback via playlists and even verbally announces albums, artists, etc., depending on what you choose. It will even tell you what is playing at the touch of a button. Too bad the excellent concepts of 20 years ago are too outdated for these modern vehicles.
The CD's can be copied into individual folders at the root drive of the flash drive. The folder should be named the name of the CD (or whatever you want to call that particular folder). Really long names (as the Phatnoise software created for a Goon Show Compendium) are not advised. The I-pace display won't show the whole name when they get long.
It's possible to display a list of the folders but you better remember which one is being played because the list doesn't give you any indication. Thus my recommendation for shorter directory folder names.
You can touch the icons along the bottom of the center display to get different ways to show the flash drive content.
The I-pace does do its own scan to categorize the albums, and get artist info.
I'll have to get used to it.