I had a similar problem with my 2GB ILO MP3 Player. And you cannot just pick a song in the middle of you playlist and start the rotation there either.
Another little warning, I had my player for about six months when a connection inside the female portion of the headphone jack (inside the player itself) broke. Now I can only listen to music out of one earpiece on my headphone. If I twist the jack and hold it in a certain position I can get sound out of both ear buds, but that is a crap shoot.
I would advise returning you ILO player and buying something like an IPOD nano or something.
I just bought the ILO 1 GB mp3 player from Wal-Mart yesterday, about 24 hours ago.
I got songs onto it without a problem, and from what I can tell the sound quality is fine.
However, I am having a problem that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere by other ILO users. The ILO player likes to search files, update the index, and then sort, a process that takes several minutes. It will sometimes do this process just once, and other times it will do this over and over again (like it is sitting in front of me right now, for probably a good 20 minutes). While it is doing the sort thing, I can not turn it off or get to the menu.
There are several times when it will go through this sorting process:
1. When skipping songs. I don't mean past hundreds of songs, I'm talking about skipping to just the next song on the list or, if I'm lucky, past maybe 3-4 songs.
2. Randomly, for no apparent reason. I thought, "Okay, maybe I just can't skip on this too much," and tried just letting it play through the playlist. It got through about 3 or 4 songs before it suddenly started sorting again. I hadn't touched anything and the buttons had actually been locked.
Am I doing something wrong or is this an issue on the ILO? I don't have the package or receipt so I can't return it, and I haven't found any kind of customer service for it anywhere. I also couldn't find any kind of instructions in the package when I opened it, and the information I've found on the internet has been absolutely minimal.
I've tried different play mode settings with no luck, and haven't changed the playlist except once since I first put all of the songs on it, so there is no need for it to keep resorting. This is frustrating! I've had this for a day and I've only listened to maybe 5 songs on it.
Can anyone help me? How do I get it to stop sorting?