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Offline zionip

Installing Bonus Playlist from Yamaha
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:58:43 AM »
A lot of Genos users already installed the Yamaha provided bonus playlist for Genos.  However, there are still a lot of new Genos owners who have troubles in getting the process done properly, given the simple instructions that came with the zip file.

I found that the bonus playlist from Yamaha can only be stored on USB1, which is the USB port underneath the Genos in order for the new playlist to work properly. I also found that using "Append Playlist" is most effective in this process.

So here is my updated instruction of how to add the bonus Genos playlist from Yamaha:

I assume that you already downloaded this "Bonus Playlist for Genos" from Yamaha:
https://usa.yamaha.com/files/download/other_assets/7/1132987/PlaylistForGenos.zip

Important: The "PlaylistForGenos" folder must be copied from your computer to the USB flash drive destined to be USB1, to be inserted underneath the Genos. The saved new playlist should be also simply stored at the root directory of USB1.

The instructions that came with the zip file is good until step 4:
1. Unzip the download files using preferred computer program.
2. Copy "PlaylistForGenos" folder onto root folder of USB storage device (on to USB1, to be inserted underneath Genos).
3. Connect your USB storage device to the USB TO DEVICE terminal
4. Call up Playlist function by pressing [PLAYLIST] button.

From step 5 onward, I am going to show you how to append the bonus Genos playlist from Yamaha to the preset Example playlist:
5. Touch the "Append Playlist" icon under "Add Record" section on the right to access the new playlist (please note that the Preset Example playlist that came with the Genos has only 2 pages in length):
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5G7rAarOZDFI62TG3
6. This brings you to the Playlist source page, showing User, USB1, USB2, Expansion. Press "USB1" on the left-most column:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/UI8uc4SvKpLT1qOH2
7. This will bring you to the root directory of USB1, press "PlaylistForGenos" on the right window:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/n5TtFoV8345QjMv02
8. This screen lists all the sub-folders within "PlaylistForGenos". Now press "Ballroom":
https://photos.app.goo.gl/7r0TXUII91210J8l2
9. Now you see the playlist file "Genos Playlist Ballroom". Press this playlist file "Genos Playlist Ballroom":
https://photos.app.goo.gl/eWN7xrCJ3yogC4OP2
10. You will be prompted for confirmation to append the selected playlist file to the current "Example" playlist. Press "Yes":
https://photos.app.goo.gl/G15qDe5iAeq9T5hk1
11. Repeat steps 5 through 10 for the remaining 14 playlist files under the sub-folders of USB1\"PlaylistForGenos". Then you press "Save" next to the playlist "Example" (I forgot to take a photo at this step, so I reuse a previous photo in step 5, but the pages should have been 1/51 instead of 1/2):
https://photos.app.goo.gl/f3B2u12I26FhFPft2
12   You will presented the storage destination choices. Make sure you choose "USB1" and save the new longer playlist at the root directory of "USB1" and name it with your choice. In my case I saved it as "User_Examples":
https://photos.app.goo.gl/yiqU7xVxSGPjDeTq2
13. Now you can see the Playlist name is "User_Examples" and now it as 51 pages instead of 2 pages:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/yDmDstzUdcZCIKUE2

You can double press any of the songs listed in the current playlist and it will recall the associated registrations for you.

Warning:  If you save the new playlist on User, USB2, or USB3, the new playlist will fail to recall the associated registrations.

Paul
« Last Edit: November 13, 2017, 08:01:08 AM by zionip »
 
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Offline Del 123

Re: Installing Bonus Playlist from Yamaha
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 11:47:31 AM »

Paul,

I am hoing you may be able to help me - which is kind of related to your post. Before I exchanged my Tyros 5 I saved all my registrations on a memory stick. I picked up my new Genos last weekend and I wanted to transfer my regards into the Genos.

Which USB port do I use? And do I do a similar procedure when you upload the bonus playlist?

Also, I in my T5 I had 1800 Music finders records (also loaded on a mem stick. Will these also trader to the Genos?

Regards
Darren
Tyros 5 & HS5ís/HS8s Sub
 

Offline kla4

Re: Installing Bonus Playlist from Yamaha
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 11:57:08 AM »
It doesn't fail after you change the drive letter from I:  to C:  in the playlistfile. (e.g. with TotalCommander on PC)

Another solution : Delete the playlistfiles and browse thru de Registrations.
Genos, Viscount Legend Live,  Cubase 9, MSP7's, SW10, QU-16, Bose L1's, EV 18"sub
 
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Offline zionip

Re: Installing Bonus Playlist from Yamaha
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 12:18:17 PM »
Paul,

I am hoing you may be able to help me - which is kind of related to your post. Before I exchanged my Tyros 5 I saved all my registrations on a memory stick. I picked up my new Genos last weekend and I wanted to transfer my regards into the Genos.

Which USB port do I use? And do I do a similar procedure when you upload the bonus playlist?

Also, I in my T5 I had 1800 Music finders records (also loaded on a mem stick. Will these also trader to the Genos?

Regards
Darren

Hi Darren,

Have you followed the instruction of importing Music Finder records to Playlists on P. 105 - P. 106 of the Genos Reference Manual?
https://usa.yamaha.com/files/download/other_assets/7/1131007/genos_en_rm_b0.pdf

I do not own a Tyros 5, so I cannot really say for sure about the accuracy of the above process description.

I wish I had a Tyros 5 Music Finder database file to test the accuracy of the instruction for you.

Paul
 

Re: Installing Bonus Playlist from Yamaha
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 12:32:04 PM »
Why do you torture so much?
Open a notepad file on your computer (lets say A file). Or simply, copy first playlist to root of PlaylistsForGenos folder.
Open first playlist, with notepad, from first folder, copy all content and paste to A file. (Only if you created empty file)
Open the second playlist, copy all content minus first line... paste to the end of A file, from the beginning of line.
And so on to the last playlist.
Save A file to root of folder "PlaylistForGenos" with correct extension of playlist file (if you didn't copy first playlist)
Try load playlist created. It must load without errors ;)
Vali Matieş - Tyros 5 61 User
 

Offline Del 123

Re: Installing Bonus Playlist from Yamaha
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 12:42:06 PM »
Thank you guys for you advice. I will give your suggestions a try!

Regards
Darren
Tyros 5 & HS5ís/HS8s Sub
 

Offline zionip

Re: Installing Bonus Playlist from Yamaha
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 01:27:24 PM »
Thank you guys for you advice. I will give your suggestions a try!

Regards
Darren

Hi Darren,

I posted the following message in one of the thread in the Genos General forum.  I re-post this here just in case you did not catch it.

Hi Darren,

Don't worry.  The process of importing Tyros 5 Music Finder database file to Genos Playlist file is quite straight forward.

I downloaded a sample Tyros 5 Music Finder database file "Tyros5MF.mfd" and copied it to the USB stick to be used as USB1 port underneath the Genos.

To make it simple, unplug all USB drive sticks from the Genos, just plug in your USB drive stick with your backed up Tyros5MF into the USB port underneath the Genos.  Then power on Genos, the USB stick underneath your Genos will be USB1.

After I inserted the USB stick to USB1 port, I did the following to import the Tyros5MF.mfd file into a songlist with the same name:
1.  Press the white "Playlist" button to get the this screen, then press the Playlist name, in my case "User_Example":
https://photos.app.goo.gl/FAWixYTL83LL0jbU2

2.  You will be presented with this screen for Music Finder source, choose USB1, then press on the MFD file, in my case "Tyros5MD" MFD file:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/B2icFZb1tBHSXpoN2

3.  You will be prompted for confirmation of Music Finder importing your Tyros Music Finder file to a new Playlist file with the same name, choose "Yes" and the system will execute the importing, which will take quite a while, depending on the number of records in your Music Finder database.  Just be patient and maybe take some time to drink a cup of tea or coffee.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/bWsuLJZ6WJ9FdP0V2

4.  Finally, the system will complete the Music Finder importing process and will present you this screen.  Press "OK" to continue:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8wYQuWDuVgl5VdG22

5.  You will then be presented the following screen, in which you will find both the "Tyros5MF" MFD file, and the newly generated "Tyros5MF" Playlist file.  Now press "Exit" button, or the cross at the upper corner of the screen:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HNyikp83Ths6gtew2

6.  Now you are back to the Playlist screen with the new playlist "Tyros5MF":
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Du9Xfuq0DD1BxWPZ2

The above process was very straight forward, but time-consuming.

Due to time constraint, I did not try importing the Music Finder database file from USB2 (front USB port).

Please remember to turn on the OTS Link.  I tested several songs and verified that the registrations recalled were properly performed.

I did not own Tyros 5, but I own PSR-S970.  Genos to me is much more friendlier and versatile than the PSR-S970.  Give it some time and you will love Genos.

Thanks,

Paul
« Last Edit: November 13, 2017, 02:37:49 PM by zionip »