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Last night I installed the Phatbox unit into my car. This morning I loaded the software, then plugged-in the DMS Cradle, then connected the DMS module - Yes, I'm actually following the directions (rare, for me!). :D

I went through the setup, loaded a CD into the drive, and proceeded through the steps to 'encode' the CD into MP3 format. When I press the "Start Encoding" button, this pops up; "Not enough free disk space to encode song" ....WHAT?? :confused:

This is my first attempt, there's nothing but the pre-loaded files on the DMS cartridge, so I know it's not full.

I went through the steps a couple more times, and tried a few things but I get to this point and receive the same error each time. I tried different CDs - no help.

Any clue as to what is (or isn't) happening? Is it a case of ineptness on my part??....I think I'm doing everything correctly.

Let me know if any of you have run into this and what I should do to resolve.

Thanks! Pete
 

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Your computer's hard drive is probably out of free disk space and the software cannot write to it. The encoder by default writes everything to your hard drive. In the Music Manager, go to Options, CD Encoder and you can change the base directory for encoded songs to another drive (if you have one). Otherwise you just have to delete something to free up some disk space.
 

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I think wagners correct. It will not write to the DMS until you click the save and eject button for it. While ripping, it's saving the mp3 to your HD.

Time to do some houskeeping. Make sure you look at your pagefile size. Depending on your settings, that can eat up gigs of space... but not necessarily use it.
 

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I should have mentioned that it shouldn't be an issue with disk space...I have 54 GB of hard drive space available. But I'll keep searching through the options to see if something isn't set up correctly. I should be able to copy (encode) directly from the CD, correct? Maybe I'll try setting up a file on the hard drive and copying the info there first, and then use the hard drive as the source instead of the CD to see if that buys me anything.

Thanks for the replies!
 

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I figured out what was wrong. In the Options page under the "CD Encoder" tab, I didn't notice that the program had selected my CD Rom drive as the "Base Directory for Encoded Songs", instead of my hard drive.

All good now! :thumbup:
 
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