So i finally figured out why my flashdrive was getting the reading error. It seems you cannot just copy and paste songs uploaded to I-Tunes because it renders them into mp4 instead of mp3 files. So, after making this discovery I went and bought a brand new Centon 16GB flashdrive and starting ripping cd's all over again. Now when I load the flashdrive the songs are found and it starts playing. The new problem is that after a few songs it just stops playing and the only way to get it to work is to unplug it and plug it back in. It also freezes and wont play if I attempt to scan to a different folder or try to skip ahead to the next song. Anyone have any good work arounds to this issue or is the brand I bought not compatible with the soul. I looked online and could not find any info on that.