Has anyone really identified the play order that it does by default on a USB drive? Manual says that it plays in the order that the files were put onto the drive, but I'm seeing it playing by file name order. I'm not sure if that's just how my software ended up copying it, so it happens to be the same either way or not.
I normally listen to a playlist in random, but like others have mentioned I don't like how it skips to the next numerical song rather than the next random song when advancing to the "next" track. So I'm considering writing a little program to help shuffle the songs (update/create date, or filename) so that the car thinks it's playing "in order" but in reality the playlist is randomized. This might allow me to order my son's playlists in order (like sesame street albums) while my music playlists are random.
There are freeware programs out there that can do this for the "order written to disk" method, but it wouldn't be hard to write up my own program to do it either way and gives me a little more control.
What are other people doing to work around this, other than going the ipod route?
(fyi, here's the extremely tiny USB drive that I have ordered for this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820191311
EDIT: I don't recommend this USB drive. It has a very bright blue LED that blinks continuously. If I continue using it, I'll have to find a way to sufficiently cover the light, or disable it in some way. Maybe I'll just dunk the end in black paint or something...