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Freddy Barker

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There might be an issue with syncing from MB, both wired and WiFi. MB recognizes the card in the phone, but a preview appears to not complete either wired or wifi. Actually that's incorrect. It completes wifi, but it's showing that all 27k files need to be transferred. Which is not correct. Wired preview seems to never complete. I'm digging into this and if I can't get it resolved I'll post to the WiFi sync thread.

It can be a long and arduous journey to perfection and it seems your goal is now within reach!
Good luck  :D

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All is now configured and working well. It appears the sync previews were actually working and that I was just being somewhat impatient. There are 28k files to look at when MB is gathering info on what needs to be synced and that was taking longer than expected. Once I just launched it and came back in half an hour the data was listed. I then unplugged and did a WiFi sync and the preview was quite fast with four new albums added. And the sync was completed in an acceptable amount of time.

Next (and final) test is to plug it into my car's audio system and see if it sounds as good as with headphones.

Thanks to all for the suggestions and comments.
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Freddy Barker

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Thanks to all for the suggestions and comments.

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That's good news.
Do you get an on-screen indication of how much % has been scanned?
Tut tut -  but understandable re: the impatience  :D

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Thanks to all for the suggestions and comments.
Do you get an on-screen indication of how much % has been scanned?
Not during the preview. But yes in the MB status bar when doing a wired sync. Can't remember if MB's status bar shows % during a wifi sync.
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Freddy Barker

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Not during the preview. But yes in the MB status bar when doing a wired sync. Can't remember if MB's status bar shows % during a wifi sync.

Easy to get fed up waiting if/when no progress indications, especially when syncing such a large number of tracks....

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Here's what I think (hope) will be my final update to my adventure of finding a decent mp3 player...

After having the LG V20 for about a week, I took an out of town trip for about a week. The device was on, and I listened to music via GMMP for the entire three hour flight. The battery life dropped by a little less than ten percentage points. Same on the flight back. When carrying on my business, it was on for probably four or five hours every day and only needed to be charged once.

Bottom line is that I'm really happy with this solution and I should've listened sooner to the folks who suggested it.

Thank you all.
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Freddy Barker

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Bottom line is that I'm really happy with this solution and I should've listened sooner to the folks who suggested it.

Thank you all.

Good to hear, happy days, so what's next then? Headphones? (AKG ✔) Earbuds? (Sennheiser ✔) maybe....

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Good to hear, happy days, so what's next then? Headphones? (AKG ✔) Earbuds? (Sennheiser ✔) maybe....
Not exactly. Not being an audiophile saves me lots of money. My headphones are SkullCandy Grind wired/wireless, used almost 100% of the time with bluetooth. And up until a couple of years ago, I never found a pair of earbuds that felt comfortable. Until I got my Samsung S8 which came with a pair of AKG buds. Since I replace that dead phone with another S8, I now have two pair of the AKGs.
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Freddy Barker

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Good to hear, happy days, so what's next then? Headphones? (AKG ✔) Earbuds? (Sennheiser ✔) maybe....
Not exactly. Not being an audiophile saves me lots of money. My headphones are SkullCandy Grind wired/wireless, used almost 100% of the time with bluetooth. And up until a couple of years ago, I never found a pair of earbuds that felt comfortable. Until I got my Samsung S8 which came with a pair of AKG buds. Since I replace that dead phone with another S8, I now have two pair of the AKGs.

Extra free AKG's no too shabby! Ill try to find something else for you on Amazon....
I'm not really an audiophile per sè, but even a crusty old 128kbs mp3 can sound better with good 'cans'..

I've not progressed to blue-teeth yet, I've only just got used to cables, after years of listening to the wireless where you had to tune into a station with a germanium diode aka 'cats whisker'  :D

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I've not progressed to blue-teeth yet, I've only just got used to cables, after years of listening to the wireless where you had to tune into a station with a germanium diode aka 'cats whisker'  :D
Ahhh ... Were you there when Marconi sent his first message across the pond?
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Thank you all.

And thank you for keeping us posted with your quest and experiences.
It has probably saved me from buying a player I would not have ended up very satisfied with.
(the small Shanling)

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Ahhh ... Were you there when Marconi sent his first message across the pond?

Negative, as that would make me about 140 years old, but granddad may have mentioned it!  ;D

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And thank you for keeping us posted with your quest and experiences.
It has probably saved me from buying a player I would not have ended up very satisfied with.
(the small Shanling)
You're quite welcome. As you know, the main reason I took a chance with the Shanling was that it was returnable. And I knew within an hour that it was going back. Small is good, but it was really unusable.

As an aside - the new battery I bought for the V20 is not an original as LG doesn't sell them any longer and a lot of the reviews for the original battery (on sites like Amazon and eBay) state that they're fakes. I got a well-rated off-brand that is ever so slightly thicker than the original. If I accidentally bump the phone sometimes the back cover pops off. I'm thinking of putting two rubber bands around the thop and bottom. It may look goofy, but it's mostly in my pocket anyway.
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