1704 What are the .alb files MM creates on Creative ZEN devices?

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1704 What are the .alb files MM creates on Creative ZEN devices?

Post by chrisjj » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:49 am

What are the .alb files that MM device audio-sync puts on Creative ZEN (and possibly all other MTP) devices?

I find these files created with for most (but not all) Artist - Album value pairs and always EDIT: zero length, though Explorer shows content e.g.

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Strangely the set differs across apparently identical devices EDIT: containing an identical set of tracks and playlists e.g.

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Re: 1704 What are the .alb files MM creates on Creative ZEN devices?2018-10-05

Post by jiri » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:15 am

This is the way to tell a MTP device 'this set of tracks is an album'. The exact implementation might differ per device, maybe not all of them need it, but definitely many do.

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Re: 1704 What are the .alb files MM creates on Creative ZEN devices?

Post by chrisjj » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:31 am

Thanks. Can I config MM to not create them? I don't see such a setting on the device config.
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Re: 1704 What are the .alb files MM creates on Creative ZEN devices?

Post by jiri » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:37 am

No, I don't think that there's an easy way how to configure it.

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Re: 1704 What are the .alb files MM creates on Creative ZEN devices?

Post by chrisjj » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:41 am

Thanks.
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