Sparkfun MP3 shield - having trouble playing basic mp3 files

I am looking to be able to play a small mp3 file using the arduino uno and sparkfun mp3 shield.

I went through the basic hook up tutorial located at MP3 Player Shield Hookup - I was able to play my mp3 files using the code in the tutorial here by typing in the 001-009 in the serial monitor, so the speaker, microSD and mp3 shield work.

I currently have the most basic set up of the arduino uno, mp3 shield, speaker, and power supply hooked up. The code I am using is below.

#include <SPI.h>
#include <SdFat.h>
#include <SdFatUtil.h>
#include <SFEMP3Shield.h>

SdFat sd;
SFEMP3Shield MP3player;

void setup() {

void loop() {

The file name is track001.mp3 and is 192kbps. I have no errors, but I am just not able to hear anything through this set up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


The issue was with the files on my microSD card. They were named track001.mp3, but the mircoSD named it track001.mp3.mp3. I switched it to track001 and now it works.... I wasted so much time on the smallest problem.

Hopefully this post helps someone else though.