Been working with the Arduino for simple things for some time now, this is my first real project with storage and multiple peripheral devices. Long story short, I'm trying to read MP3s off a microSD card using the Sparkfun MP3 shield. Using the library provided by Bill Porter (http://www.billporter.info/sparkfun-mp3-shield-arduino-library/
) I'm able to get a track playing as long as:
1) the file name follows the 8.3 format (8-character file name, 3-character file extension) and
2) it is in the root directory
Is there a way to read file names that have an n.3 format and aren't in the root directory? It seems to me that this is a restriction with the FAT library included in the example sketch but I don't know enough to say precisely. Any help would be greatly appreciated in this effort... I've been reading quite a bit and it seems that there may be other libraries that can navigate nested folders but they aren't available for download anymore.
After some more digging, I've found the SD library included with the Arduino install package has the capability to navigate nested folders but is still restricted to the 8.3 naming format. Is there any
way around that??