1. Browser Buttons
At the top of the screen are two rows of buttons. The top row of buttons, excluding the Folder button, will sort songs according to the information embedded in the music files (metadata). The music files need to be properly tagged with metadata for the top row buttons to work properly.
Song – Lists songs in alphabetical order.
Artist – Lists artists in alphabetical order.
Album – Shows albums covers in alphabetic order.
Genre – Shows songs according to genre (Rock, Classic, etc.).
Composer – Lists composers in alphabetical order.
Conductor – Lists conductors in alphabetical order.
Folder – Lists folders on the Aurender hard disk drive.
The second row of browser buttons consist of an ALL button and twelve User Nameable Folder Buttons. These buttons decide which contents will be filtered by the top row browser button.
All – Displays all the contents of the hard drive according to the top row browser button selected (Song, Artist, Album, Genre, Composer, Conductor, Folder). If Song was selected, then song titles would be listed in alphanumeric order. If Artist was selected, then Artist names would be displayed. Further pressing the Artist name will reveal albums and songs by the artist.
User Nameable Folder Buttons – Pressing a User Nameable Folder Button will display the contents of folder with the same name on the hard drive. The folder contents will be displayed according to the Browser Button selected in the top row (Song, Artist, Album, Genre, Composer, Conductor, Folder). The button names can be changed by renaming the folder names on the hard drive.
There are twelve User Nameable Folder Buttons, but only six are visible at one time. To see the other six folder buttons, drag the buttons to the left or right. The button names can be changed by renaming the folder names on the hard drive.
Up to 12 buttons can be named according to the names of 12 folders on the hard drives. If there are more than 12 folders, then only 11 buttons can be named and the 12th button will automatically be named “Misc”. Pressing the Misc button will show all folders other than the ones named on the browser buttons. To designate the folders to be named on the browser buttons, place square brackets around the folder names – for example, [My Songs]. If there are no folders names with square brackets, then the browser buttons will be named after the folders in alphabetical order.
If the names of a folder are the same on both hard drives, pressing the corresponding browser button will show the contents of the folders on both hard drives.
Play Random – Press and keep depressed any user nameable folder button (second row browser button), and the “Play Random” button will appear. Up to 500 random songs in the folder will be queued. For random play of Albums, Genres, or other categories, press and keep pressed the Album, Genre or other category and an option for Random Play will appear.
For more details on accessing the Aurender hard disk drive and folders, please read the section on Transferring Music.
Please note that if there are no files in these folders, then no files will be listed when the folder browsing buttons is pressed. The folder named Lost+Found on the Aurender hard disk drive is for internal use cannot be accessed by the user. Please ignore this folder.
In 30 Days Button – Press and content added within the last 30 days will be displayed. Keep the button pressed and options for within the last 1, 3, 7, 15, 30 and 45 days will appear.
Bit/Sample Rate Filter – Press and a menu for sorting 16-bit or 24-bit music will appear, along with filters for 44.1, 88.2, 176.4 kHz, and 48, 96, 192kHz sampling rates. Please note that pressing the Clear x 44.1kHz or Clear x 48kHz will still allow all songs with x44.1kHz or x48kHz to appear in the song list. Please note that sorting by sample rate is usually only needed for systems with Word Clocks, or digital-to-analogue converters with manual sample rate selection.
Press the Album Button in the top row and All button in the second row and a screen like the above should appear. Under the Album cover will be the Album name and then the Artist name.
Albums can be sorted alphabetically by Album name or Artist name. Keep the Album button depressed until the “Sort by Artist / Sort by Album” button appears.
For more information on adding album covers to music files, read the Adding scanned album photos in the Album Cover View page.